Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Buckeyes Excel at MSHTV Event

Chris Livingston, Paul McMillan IV & Khalil Luster
This past weekend, a number of Ohio-based players traveled to Ty Kish’s ultra-competitive MSHTV Camp and logged in standout performances. Making an all-star game in any event is difficult, but being selected to the all-star game at Kish’s event represents a national statement.

As was the case at our Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase a few weeks ago, Paul McMillan IV (PG/2022/Cincinnati) established himself as one of the best players in the gym.  As an example, in the event’s Spotlight Game, McMillian went off for over 30 points.  For his efforts, McMillian was selected to the 2022 all-star game. He missed our event this year, but Chris Livingston (6’3/WF/2022/Akron) has been a perianal all-star at Buckeye Prep Events for many years, so it comes as no surprise to us that he dominated in Indiana.  Livingston’s play last weekend confirms that his game has continued to develop, he is clearly one of the top 5 players in the country in his class, and he has high-major potential going forward.

Lima’s Khalil Luster (PG/2022) had another great weekend and played his way into the 2022 all-star game.   Luster’s skill set, IQ and ability to make plays for others or score has garnered him national respect.  A wizard with the rock, Luster’s ability to find open teammates and deliver pinpoint passes is elite.  He also shoots it well off the bounce or in catch and shoot situations and his ability to lead a team is impressive. 

Desh Molton, Michael Greenlee Jr. & Jyles Brandon
Adisa “Desh” Molton travels the country attending competitive events as much as any player in Ohio and he always finds a way to standout amongst the best.  It started at Mike Melton’s Basketball Spotlight Camp where Molten made the all-star game cut, then he followed that up with a Top 5 Award at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase, and this past weekend against the best in the country Molten found himself in the final game on Sunday.  This kid is under-sized, but he’s tough as nails, fearless, and knows how to play the game.

He turned heads at our event last month with a MVP performance, and to prove it wasn’t a fluke, Jyles Brandon (PG/2023/Cleveland) made the all-star game while competing against the best players in the country.  Highly skilled and aggressive, Brandon’s stock is on the rise. We haven’t seen him play, but word has it that Cincinnati’s Rayvon Griffith (6’5/WF/2023) could be the next big thing to come out of Cincinnati.  We intend to get our eyes on him ASAP!  Michael Greenlee Jr. (CG/2023/Toledo) has established his reputation at our Buckeye Prep events, so his standout performance at Kish’s event comes as no surprise.  Easily a top 5 player in Ohio, Greenlee is now making a name for himself nationally.

John Mobley Jr., Demar Foster, Jyles Brandon & Marcus Johnson
 John Mobley Jr. (PG/2024/Columbus) has long been considered one of the top players in the country, so his all-star game selection on Sunday is expected.  One of the most skilled players in the nation, Mobley pretty much does anything he wants to on the court.  If Mobley gets anywhere near his father and uncle’s size, he’s going to be a problem, and he’s going to be playing high-major basketball for an elite program! 

We’ve become more and more impressed with Demar Foster (PG/2024/Lima) over the past several months as he just keeps on logging in impressive performances.  He excelled at our event last month and he put it down again in Indiana.  Foster is a dynamic floor general with a bright future.  Marcus Johnson (CG/2026/Cleveland) has been a monster at every event he has attended this fall.  Big, skilled and aggressive, Johnson has established himself as one of the best in the nation with his consistent performances. Other Ohio-based standouts that we can recognize include Amaree Pickens and Joseph Boddie.  Congrats to all of the above mentioned players for representing Ohio basketball!

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