Friday, November 2, 2018

Buckeye Prep Ohio 4th Grade/2027 Player Watch List Released

Foster, Tyson,  Harris, Ehirim, Crane & Daniels
We had so much success and support for our initial 5th grade/2026 list when we released it back in July, that we decided to keep the momentum going and get a big head start with our 4th grade/2027 list.  Because it’s still very early for the class of 2027 we relied heavily on feedback from coaches in this class to help us compile our list.  However, with the start of the 2019 travel season we will attempt to rely more heavily on our own personal evaluations by scouting our events and others in order to better fine tune our list.  Because a majority of the top Ohio teams and players will attend our Buckeye Prep Invitational Tournament (March 29th-31st) and elite showcase (March 9th), we will have the opportunity to evaluate the kids both listed and not list more closely.

We may have only just started paying attention to the players in this class, but there are already a few players who have already grabbed attention and have the potential to be future top 50 players. Some of those potential players include: Shawn Foster (4’10”/PG/Lima); Amir Clark (5’5”/PG/Columbus); Joshua Tyson (4’7”/PG/Cincinnati); Woo Crane (4’7”/PG/Dayton); Braden Myrick (PG/Cincinnati); LaShawn Hill (4’8”/PG/Cincinnati); Keeran Stokes (PG/Toledo); Chris Washington (PG/Cincinnati); Tony Cornett (4’8”/PG/Columbus); Landon Evans (4’9”/PG/Columbus); Mike Daniels (4’7”/SG/Columbus); Darius Dennis (WF/Dayton); and Dion Johnson (5’2”/WF/Reynoldsburg).

Of course, we are well aware that not all of the top kids are represented on our initial list; however, the kids we have identified so far are kids that coaches from the top teams have put forward.  In the future, we will be adding to and modifying the current list as we see and hear about other kids.  As a matter of fact, we will get our first real opportunity to evaluate 2027 kids at our March 9th Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase, where the class of 2027 will be featured for the first time.  We will be going a step further by adding an Ohio North vs South all-star game in that class, which will feature the top 4thgraders from all over Ohio.  Invitations are currently being extended to the top 24 players in the class.  We did the same thing for the class of 2026 in September and it was a smashing success!

It has always been our hope that our top player lists serve as both recognition and inspiration to players who are talented, and who are working hard to develop their games with the future goal of playing high school and college basketball.  As always, we invite feedback.  If you want to provide any input, suggest corrections or make general comments, please feel free to email us at

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