Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Pair of Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Alums Commit to HM Programs

Wendell Moore Jr. & Scottie Lewis
As most people know by now, the alumni list for the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase is long and elite.  In fact, we have a number of pros, high major, mid-major and commitments from numerous smaller programs among our alumni.  In terms of the class of 2019 (currently high school seniors), 2 of the top players in the country have recently made their college decisions.  

North Carolina’s Wendell Moore Jr, and New Jersey’s Scottie Lewis have committed to Duke and Florida, respectively.  Both players were all-stars at our 2013 fall elite showcase, have continued to develop, and have gone on to attract interested from many of the top college programs in the country.  We always keep track of our alumni, and we are thrilled to see both players reach their goals. Congratulations Wendell and Scottie; we’re proud of you!


Easter Tops National 2025 Rankings

Jerry Easter, Jr. 5'10" PG 2025 Toledo
Recently, the Naismith National Youth Report undated their class of 2025 individual player rankings to include 3 Ohio players.  Number 1 on their list was Jerry Easter, Jr. (5’10”/PG/2025/Toledo), who has garnered national attention for several years now. Of course, we are well aware of Easter’s talent, as he has participated in our Buckeye Prep events for a number of years and has excelled each time we’ve seen him play.  Moreover, last travel season Easter led a very talented 2024 Super Friends squad that notched some big-time wins.  Next season, Easter will split time between a 2024 and 2025 Super Friends team.  We can’t wait to see Easter and his Super Friends team at the March 21st-31st Buckeye Prep Invitational!

Most recently, Easter participated in our elite showcase where he demonstrated an advanced skill set.  Specifically, Easter displayed a tight handle, an ability to score at all 3 levels, while also creating scoring opportunities for his teammates.  Additionally, Easter is also crafty, is great in transition, can create his own shot, and his court vision, IQ and passing skills are impressive.  In addition to being a scoring machine, which includes a consistent 3-point shot both off the bounce and in catch and shoot situations, Easter is a willing defender as well.  When he’s not getting it done on the hardwood, Easter is lighting up the gridiron as well, where he dominates on both sides of the ball.

Also ranked were Cincinnati’s Jaiden Arnold (5th) and Paul Rusinko (12th). Although we’ve seen Arnold play on the circuit and can confirm his talent, we have not yet been able to evaluate Rusinko. What we do know, however, is that Arness Lawson (5’0”/CG/2025/Columbus) has established himself as one of the top kids in Ohio, and is more than worthy of national recognition, in our opinion!  In any case, shout out to the 4 Ohio kids who made the list.  As an advocate for Ohio and Midwest basketball, we will continue to serve as a platform for exposure.




Monday, October 15, 2018

Buckeye Prep Report Updates Player Rankings

LA Hayes, Mason Shrout, Mari Bickley, Gwen Jenkins, Jerry Easter Jr. & Brayden Fogle
In the wake of our 2018 Buckeye Prep Invitational and Buckeye Prep Elite Showcases, we have recently completed updates to our individual player rankings.  Specifically, names of the players who made our “Star Watch” list during our April tournament and/or made the all-star games at the elite showcases have been added to our lists.  


As always, we do our best to identify the top players in the state, and although we attempt to find players at any event we attend/scout, we tend to identify the most players from our own events.  If we have any inaccurate information in our lists, please send the correct information to Buckeyeprep@yahoo.com. Congratulations to all of the players who made our lists.

Boys                

Girls

Monday, October 8, 2018

More Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Tweets-HS Division (@Buckeyeprep)

 
Tristen Stipe, Myles Garrett, Justin Becker, Sean Ealy, Andru Markum, & Corey Hudson
-D.J. Telford II (6'0"'PF/2022/Louisville, KY) got busy at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase 2 weeks ago! Tilford was scrappy and played off the ball well.  In addition, he played his way into the high school division all-star game. Very talented!

-Isaiah Ingram (5'5"/PG/2022/Huber Heights) demonstrated a great motor and attitude, as evidenced as his team's selection as "Mr. Hustle " and "Best Attitude." That's not all, Ingram also played well enough to make the high school division's all-star game.

-A.J. Clayton (6'7"/PF/2022/Roseville, OH) had a productive weekend @ the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase that included a Top 40 All-Star Game MVP! Clayton is a skilled big w/ a nice touch around the rim. He was also selected as his team's "Top Prospect." College ball is n his future!

-Sean Ealy (5'11"/SG/2020/Cincinnati) had a big weekend at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase! Not only was he described as an "...all out scorer," he was very sound defensively as well.  For his efforts, Eally made the all-star game  & was selected as an MVP!

-Andru Markham (6'2"/WF/2022/Louisville, KY) logged in not only an all-star caliber performance; he took home MVP honors as well at the recent Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase! Markham was also selected as "Most Skilled" & "Top Prospect" on his team! Should play college ball!

-Corey Hudson (5'11"/PG/2022/Pickerington) has always been a great playmaker, however, his coach @ the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase described him as the "Best Shooter."   Hudson also punched his ticket to the all-star game. Should play early for his HS team!

-Hakeem Griggs was impressive at the recent Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase!  He also ran the tame in terms of team awards including, "Best Defender, Most Skilled," and "Top Prospect." He was also an all-star!

-Darrell Scroggins (6'0"PG/202) was impressive at the recent Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. Scroggins has a high motor, is versatile and also made the all-star game.

-Tristin Stipe (6'6"/C/2022/Avon, OH) was one of the biggest kids at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase.  Stipe is big and physical and has a nice touch around the rim. Stipe made the all-star game and should play post high school basketball!

-Justin Becker (6'5"/PF/2022/Germantown, KY) balled out @ the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase & rode his size & skill set in the post to an all-star game selection. Becker is skilled both inside and outside & he has a high basketball IQ. Was selected as "Most Skilled & "Top Prospect!"

-Myles Garrett (6'2"/SG/2021/Reynoldsburg) demonstrated willingness to sit down & defend @ the recent Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase.  In fact, he was selected as his team's "Best Defender." He was also described as having a great motor & ability to finish @ the rim. Also an all-star.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Ohio Kids Ranked Nationally

Shelby Humphrey & Mari Bickley
Recently, the Naismith National Youth All-American Report updated their Girls 2023 Super 75 rankings and included several Ohio girls.  Ohio’s class of 2023 is absolutely loaded with talent, so it comes as no surprise to use that the Buckeye State is represented on the list. Shelby Humprey (5’11”Post/ 2023/Cincinnati) is the highest ranked Ohio player at 11th, followed by Mari Bickley (5’10”/WF/2023/Akron) at 13th, Jessica Roper (67th) and Makayla Lute (69th).  Of course we’re well aware of Humprey’s and Bickley’s talent, as both players not only attended our spring Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase, but excelled, and are currently ranked among the top 5 in our Buckeye Prep 2023 Top Player List. 

From what we understand, the Naismith National Youth All-American Report is a credible source of information for both boys girls basketball, and their staff has actually seen and evaluated every player they’ve ranked.  On another note, although they are not currently ranked, we would be surprised if there are 75 players nationally better than Margo Mattis and Janyah Bohanon!  We’re just saying! Also, it’s interesting to note, the same organization has 3 Ohio-based team ranked among their top 25, including All-Ohio Xpress (8th), Dayton Lady Hoopstars (15th) and All-Ohio (now Ohio Lady Dream) (17th). Congratulations to all of the players and teams who received this national recognition!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

More Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Tweets (@BuckeyePrep)

Lawson, McCoy, Henlon, Wakeel, Graves & Burroughs
-Jaylan Rigdon (5'5"/PG/2024/Maysville, KY) had a big weekend at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase; so much so, he made the final all-star game on Sunday. Great court vision and unselfish best describes what we saw!


-Joseph Boddie (5'0"/PG/2024/Columbus) logged in yet another all-star caliber performance at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. Boddie is aggressive, scrappy and one of Ohio's best!

-Jarred McCoy (6'1"/WF/2024/Rochester Hills, MI) not only made the all-star game, but he was selected as a MVP! McCoy is a skilled big that can also block shots at a high level. A good looking prospect going forward!

-Elijah Hendrix (5'4"/PG/2024/Lansing, MI) attended his first Buckeye Prep- Elite Showcase and played his way into the final all-star game on Sunday. Hendrix was described as a "Playmaker and Ball Handler."

Sharod Barnes (5'5"/PG/2024/Ypsilanti, MI) was another Michigan kid who came down to the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase and blew up! His high IQ, smooth handle and ability to score the rock got him a nod for the all-star game!

Karl Burroughs (5'3"/PG/2024/Toledo) has had a rep for years, and his play at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase backed that up.  His ability to hit the 3-ball was on full display when he hit 5 treys in one game.  An all-star selection was his award!

- Jason Henlon (5'0"/PG/2025/Sandusky) was not on are rader before the most recent Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase, but his all-star game and MVP caliber performance has us looking closer. Henlon was described has tough & hardnosed by his coach!

-Jordan Johnson (4’9”/PG/2025/Cleveland Heights) was only a 6thgrader, but he played well enough at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase that he made the all-star game. Johnson’s motor was noted by his coach.

-Jahleel Wakeel (4’11”/SG/2025/Columbus) is a perennial all-star at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. Wakeel is a vocal leader with great court vision and a high Basketball IQ.  Was selected as “Best Attitude” on his team. One of the top kids in Columbus and the state!

-Stewart Hamilton (5’8”/WF/2024/Canton) was another unknow to the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase who burst onto the statewide scene with an all-star performance.   Hamilton has good size, is skilled, and was selected as his team’s “top Prospect.”

-Elijah Graves (5’6”/WF/2024/Cincinnati) excelled at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase to the tune of an all-star game selection. Graves has a good motor, great attitude and plays unselfish basketball.  He was also selected as “Best Defender on his team. We are watching!!

-Arness Lawson (2025/PG/Columbus) continues to standout out at Buckeye Prep Elite Showcases, and always makes the all-star games even when playing against older kids! Lawson is highly skilled, dynamic, with a high basketball IQ.  He is also a good leader and floor general.

-Jerimiah Hughes (4’10”/PG/2024/Cincinnati) demonstrated good all-around skills and motor at the recent Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. For his efforts, Hughes was selected to the final all-star game on Sunday.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

More Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Tweets (@BuckeyePrep)

Moore, Wenger, Smith, Geisel, Wright & Williams
-Gabe Cupp (5’10”/PG/2023/Dayton) had another outstanding weekend at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. Cupp is a great leader, is highly skilled and very coachable.  He should be all of those things as a coach’s son! Cupp should play post high school basketball at some level depending on his continued growth and development.

-Ramon Jones, Jr. (5’11”/PG/2023/Brandy, MD) made the trek from Maryland and did not disappoint. Jones not only was ranked as the #1 player on his squad, he was selected as “Most Skilled,” and was described as a “great kid” and “very skilled” by his coach.  He also made the all-star team as well. We’re happy he made the trip!

-Najah Wright (5’4”/PG/2023/Lorain) logged in another positive performance at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase last week.  Quick, skilled with a high bball IQ best describes Wright’s game. According to his coach, Wright was the “Best Defender” and “Most Skilled” on his team.  He is what we thought he was, a next level prospect!

-Jake Cubbison (6’0”/SG/2023/Perry) broke out at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase and made the 2023 all-star game. Cubbison penetrates well, is a good decision maker, is team oriented and is very well rounded! He also has good height for an 8thgrader.

-Demarie Thompson (5’9”/PF/2023/Grand Rapids, MI) represented Michigan well with an all-star game appearance. Thompson is athletic, a great defender, attacks the cup well, has a good handle and can create his own shot. Thompson should be tracked early!

-Joshua Jones (6’0”/WF/2023/South Euclid) was not only the #1 ranked player on his team, but he was selected as his team’s “Top Prospect,” which suggests his upside is huge. In fact, Jones was so good he not only made the all-star game, he was named an MVP!  He was not on our radar before the weekend, but he is now!

-Kaden Brown (5’5”/PG/2023/Grand Rapids, MI) is another Michigan kid who came down to the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase and made some noise. Brown is a shifty guard with quickness who can both defend and make plays. Oh yea, he was selected as “Mr. Hustle” and he made the all-star game!

-Brandon Rose (6’1”/PF/2023/East Cleveland) represented Northeast Ohio with an all-star caliber performance, including MVP honors. Rose is a great defender and is also very athletic; in fact, apparently, he got his first dunk at the event.  He was new to our showcase, but we know where he is now!

-Kellon Smith (5’11”/WF/2023/Shaker Heights) has continued to improve over the past 2 years, and his play at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase confirms he’s still getting better.  Described as a “workhorse” and “super strong” by his coach, Smith made yet another all-star game appearance.  Smith could be an early contributor to a HS team next year!

-Jayvion Moore (6’3”/PF/2023/Maple Heights) has been one of the best players in Ohio in his class, and his performance at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase still conforms that. A perineal all-star at our events for years, Moore got it done again. A D-I prospect w/ continued growth & development! 

-Braylen Wenger (5’11”/SG/2023/Dalton) demonstrated the ability to shoot the rock and punched his ticket to the all-star game in the process. We always seem to overlook Wenger, but his talent level and continued development suggest we should pay more attention to the kid.  We will!

-Nick Williams (5’8”/SG/2023/West Chester) was an unknown to us before our showcase, but his all-star game appearance and “top Prospect” selection suggests we need to watch him more closely!  According to his coach, Williams is “going to be very good.”

-If you need a shooter, call Gavin Geisel (5’6”/PG/2023/Centerville).  According to his coach, Geisel is a “Great shooter.” He must have been as evidenced by his all-star game selection.

-Xavier Peterson (5’10”/SG/2023/Cleveland) logged in a Top 20 all-star game performance at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase and was described as a good defender, 3-point shooter and great player by his coach.
  

Friday, September 21, 2018

More Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Tweets (@BuckeyePrep)

Schroeder, Helmick, Reeed-Davis, Albers, Allen & Hughes
-Cole Albers (5’7”/PF/2026/Minster) demonstrated an ability to rebound and block shots at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase last week.  For his efforts, Albers made the all-star game.

-Mason Hemlock (5’1”/PG/2026/Uniontown) established himself as one to watch at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase.  Hemlick showed the ability to find open teammates and to deliver passes on time and on target. Hemlick also got the all-star game nod.

-Jordan Reed-Davis (5’0”/SG/2026/Galloway) has solid ball skills and is a solid defender. His performance at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase garnered him an all-star game selection. In addition, Reed was selected as his team’s “Mr. Hustle.”

-Treyton Schroeder (4’8”/PG/2026/Lewis Center) is a standout performer everywhere we see him play.  He did it again at the recent Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase where his advanced skill set earned him a spot in the all-star game. “Shooter, great hustle & team player” is how his coach described him!

-Nathaniel Miles (5’2”/SG/2026/Toledo) played his way into the all-star game at the Buckeye Prep Elite showcased last week. According to his coach, Miles was a great defender, handled the ball well and was athletic. Miles was also an all-star game MVP.  Should be ranked among top 10 in Ohio!

-Latrell Hughes (4’10”/PG/2026/Mansfield) excelled at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase last week, so much so he made the very competitive 2026 all-star game. Hughes could be a good one going forward!

-Rasheed Reed (4’9”/PG/2026/Mansfield) was described by his Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase coach as a, “Flat-out athletic killer!” Based on his MVP performance (scored 10 points) in the all-star game, that description appears to have been on point! Definitely top 10 in the state!

-Kodah Allen (5’1”/PG/2026/Orrville) established himself as a top 10 player in the state with his
all-star & MVP (6 points) performance at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase last week.  Allen is on our radar!

-Amari Addy (5’0”/PG/2026/Lima) displayed an impressive skill set at the recent Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase.  In fact, his coach selected him as the team’s “Most Skilled” player.  In addition to playing in the North vs South game, Addy made the final all-star game as well.

-Drake Ahrens (5'0"/PG/2026/Versailles) logged in an all-star caliber performance at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase and justified his place on our "Top 2026 Player List."

Thursday, September 20, 2018

More Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Tweets (@BuckeyePrep)

Bohanon,Taylor, Hurst, Green & Finch 
-E'Moni Finch (5'0"/SG/2023/Westerville) was new to the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase, but her skill set earned her a spot in the final all-star game!  We hope to get a better look at her at our spring event (March 9th).


-Madison Greene (5'5"/PG/2023/Blacklick) entered the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase as 1 of the top 8th graders in Ohio & did nothing but bolster her reputation. Green is very skilled, shoots the rock well & is a tough defender. Look for Green to start getting college offers soon!

-Zhieyah Rolack (5'7"/PF/2024/Dayton) displayed a strong inside game and good footwork inside.  Oh yea, she made the all-star game cut!  Definitely one to watch going forward!

-Janyah Bohanon (6'0"/WF/2023/Cleveland) has next level written all over her! Already possessing great length, Bohanan also handles the rock well for her size & position.  College coaches should be paying attention!

-Anna Hurst (5'6"/PG/2024/Silver Lake) did her thing at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. Hurst played hard and communicated well with her teammates. Hurst was named "Ms. Hustle" and made the all-star game for her efforts!

-Taylor Haynes (5'3"/PG/2024/Cleveland) had a big weekend at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase last week. In addition to an impressive skill set, Haynes played w/a lot of heart. She also got the all-star game nod as well. We hope to see more of Haynes at our March 2019 event.

-Cici Green (5'6"/SG/2024/Fairfield) logged in an all-star caliber performance at the recent Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase.

-Savana Gurr (6'1"/C/2023/Westerville) was one of the best defenders at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase!  In fact, she was selected as "Best Defender" by her coach.  She also was selected to the final all-star game on Sunday.  A great looking prospect!

-Autumn Taylor (5'5"/PG/2023/Twinsburg) displayed a solid all around game at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase last weekend and was good enough to make the final all-star game on Sunday. She was also selected as "Top Underclassman by her coach.
  

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Rankings

Omari Peek-Green, Lawrent Rice, Mason Shrout, Bella Ward & Brayden Fogle
Judging by all of the post-event positive feedback we received, the 2018 fall Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase was a complete success!  We were very excited about the level of competition in the gym as well as the team-oriented play exhibited by the players. The class of 2026 got their first experience with the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase and their level of play was outstanding!  The girls division was also very competitive and many of the state’s top girls were at the event.

Below is a link to our final showcase rankings.  In terms of our criteria, in order to be ranked, players had to have participated in the entire event, including the final all-star games.  Those players who left after day one either were not ranked at all, or their final rankings were affected. In order to be ranked in the top 6, players had to not only make the all-star games, but had to have been selected for a Top 6 Award.  After that, we went with the players who made the all-star games, followed by how players were ranked by their coaches.  In most cases, if a player was ranked #1 on their team, they were probably ranked among the top 10.

With so many talented players, the process can be difficult, but we did our best to be fair and non-biased. Congratulations to all of the players who made our final rankings.  For those who did not, you should use the situation as motivation to continue to work on your game, and come back in March intent on showing improvement.


Friday, September 14, 2018

More Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Tweets (@buckeyeprep)

Whitfield, Davis, Pearson, Jenkins, Williams & McGillis
-Derek Whitfield (4'4"/PG/2026/Gahanna) is a dynamic PG who lit it up in the all-star game.  Quick, skilled with the ability to go get buckets! Made case for top 5 in Ohio.

-LA Hayes (CG/2023/Cleveland) had a HUGH day at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase over the weekend.  Hayes grabbed multiple MVP awards and proved to be elite with D-I potential.  Love his game!

-Sole Williams (5'7"/PG/2023/Cincinnati) logged in another standout performance at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase last weekend. Every time we see her play she excels. College coaches should be paying early attention to this D-I prospect!

-Gwen Jenkins (5'0"/PG/2024?Columbus) keeps racking up MVP awards.  The last time she attended our event in the spring she made the all-star game, and this past weekend she made it 2 for 2? We intend to pay more attention to her going forward.  She could be a good one!

-Mike Bova (6'0"/PG/2022/Avon Lake) has continued to develop! Bova was almost unstoppable to the rim.  Frame and strength allow him to Finnish with contact in the paint.  Not flashy, but can get buckets! Size & athleticism will determine college level.

-Adam Duvall (6'6"/PF/2022/Beavercreek) played well at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase.  Good size early with a developing skill set. Should play college basketball at some level.  With continued growth and development Duvall's stock cold rise!

-Levi Davis (5'3"/PG/2026/Galena) had a breakout weekend at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. A speedy and dynamic PG with a big upside. Easily a top 5 performance in a loaded class!  We plan to keep an eye on Davis!

-Turner Buttry (5'10'/PG/2022/Bowling Green, KY) was impressive in the Ohio vs Kentucky all-star games.  Crafty and skilled is Buttry.  He already had a big name, but he brought his game on Saturday! Should contribute early for a varsity team!

-Bella Ward (5"11"/WF/2022/Blacklick) was one of the top 1, 2 or 3 girls at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase last weekend! Good size, aggression and skillful best describes Ward's game.  Should play ball at the next level from what we saw!

-We really liked what we saw out of Athens McGillis (4'11"/SG/2026/Maineville). This kid's game is mature and beyond his years! High basketball IQ and skilled. Great change of pace and direction, with the ability and willingness to pass to open teammates. We loved his decision-making.  

-Malsi Pearson (5'5"/PG/2026/Akron) caught our eye with his poise, IQ and ability to work the pick and roll game at an early age. Pearson was on the court directing teammates and leading his team.  Pearson has a bright future as a floor general w/ continued growth & development.

-The class of 2026 represented BIG TIME at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase over the weekend. Could be a huge class for Ohio going forward. 

-Arguably the best play at the camp, Omari Peek-Green (6’6”/SG/2019/Cincinnati) played above the rim, was unstoppable to the cup and was explosive.  Should be on a college roster next year!  We loved his game!

-Jack Edelen (5'7"/PG/2023/Louisville, KY) played up in the 2022 Ohio vs Kentucky all-star games and not only held his own but took home MVP honors as well. Highly skilled is Edelen. Look for this kid to get varsity minutes early in Kentucky!

Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Tweets (@buckeyeprep)

Williams, Foster, Bruner, Williams, Bower &  Cercone

-Durral Brooks (5'8"/PG/2024/Grands Rapids, MI) played in the 2023 Ohio vs Michigan all-star game at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase and took home MVP honors. Very athletic and sound fundamentally is what we saw.  Another good-looking prospect!

-Kamryn Grant (5'9"/WF/2025/Columbus) logged in another solid performance at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase over the weekend. We love her length and aggression to the cup.  A solid prospect long term!

-Mason Shrout (6'0"/SG/2024/Eaton) was one of the top 7th graders at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase.  Shrout has good size for his position, is skilled and understands the game.  Shrout should be playing college hoops in a few years!

-James Jewell (6'4"/PF/2022/Louisville, KY) showed a lot of promise in the Ohio vs Kentucky all-star games. He could be another good one!

-Hakeem Griggs powered his showcase team to an undefeated run in route to an all-star game nod.  Griggs was yet another good looking prospect at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase!

-Jerry Easter Jr. (5'4"/PG/2024/Toledo) continues to build on his national reputation.  Widely considered the top PG in Ohio in his class, Easter has a national reputation as well. He supported his ranking at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase this weekend. Easter has D-I potential!

-Margo Abrams (5’7”/PG/2022/Cincinnati) played her butt off at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase this past weekend. Her standout performance garnered her MVP honors. Every time we see her she gets better! Love her intensity!

-Willie Wilson (5'7"/SG/2024/Wisconsin) and Lee Bruner IV(5'7"/PG/2024/Grosse Pointe, MI) with had break out performances at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase last weekend.  Both were very athletic, highly skilled with big upside potential!

-According to his coach, Shane Cercon e(6'0"/PG/2024/Buffalo, NY) "Can flat out go."  Already possessing national credentials before his rival, Cercone did his thing in Columbus & played his way into the all-star game. Cercone is one to watch going forward!

-Demarr Foster (5'3"/PG/2024/Lima) continues to perform at a high level on a consistent basis. A perennial all-star, Foster made yet another all-star game, at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase, while collecting MVP honors. Foster is quick, crafty and excels at get to the cup!

-Kamorea Arnold (5'7"/PG/2023/Germantown, WI) plays hard and excels at several aspects of the game.  Every time we see her play she does not disappoint.  She made another all-star game appearance at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase last weekend.  Next level potential!

-We saw some good things out of Gigi Bower (5'3/SG/2023/Powell) this past weekend. Highly skilled w/a high basketball IQ is how here showcase coach described Bower.  That's exactly what we saw!

-Tristan Williams (5'0"/SG/2026/Maple Heights) was only a 5th grader playing against older girls, but she not only handled the challenge, she played her way into the all-star game @ the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase! Her coach said, "She has a bright future ahead. Most potential."

-Kelly Ernest (5'8"/SG/203/Cincinnati) logged in an all-star performance at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase this past weekend, Described as the "Top Prospect on her team, Ernst is a big time scorer. Another one to watch down stream!

-Sparkle Leigh( 5'8"/PG/2021/Trotwood) was the #1 ranked player on her showcase team at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase & was selected as "Top Prospect." For her efforts, she got the all-star game nod. A great looking prospect!

-Shawn Foster (4'5/PG/2026/Lima) got it done at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase last week and was the #1 ranked player on his loaded team. According to his coach, Foster was a "Shooter!!! Both off the dribble and spot up." Foster also made the all-star game.  

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase Day I Standouts

 
Rice, Buttry, Abrams, Jones, Ward & Davis
Between a series of competitive all-star games Saturday morning and the opening rounds of the showcase games, day I of the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase served as a platform for a number of players to display their talent.  Below is a short list of players who logged in standout performance on the opening day of the event.  We did not catch them all, but the players listed below did enough to make our day I radar.

Standout Performers

Jerry Saunders
Jack Edelen
Anthony Benard
Joshus Jones
Kaden Brown
Adam Duval
Omari Greene
Gabe Cupps
Ja’Vaughn Jones
Lawrent Rice
Hakeem Griggs
Mike Bova
Tyler Williams
LA Hayes
Ramon Jones
Turner Buttry
Sean Jones
Najih Wright
Cody Head
Jayvion Moore
Jerone Morton
Karl Burroughs
Sam Brown
Jaylan Rigdon,
Willie Williams
DeMarr Foster
Brayden Fogle
Mason Shrout
Arness Lawson
Durral Brooks
Jerry Easter, Jr.
Shawn Foster
Derek Whitfield
Dantrell Hughes
Willie Foster
Levi Davis
Gigi Bower
Khani Thomas
Margo Abrams
Kelly Ernest
Gigi Bower
Madison Greene
Gigi Bower
Sparkle Leigh
Gwen Jenkins
Madison Greene
Kamryn Grant
E'Moni Finch
Jada Ward
Bella Ward
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