|Kamryn Grant & Berry Wallace|
From our experience, players who excel at our elite showcases go on to star for their respective middle school teams. Case in point, according to Team Knockdown Coach Ron Bess, 2 of his best players, Kamryn Grant and Berry Wallace, both of whom made the finial all-star game and were selected for Top 5 Awards at our March elite showcase have enjoyed tremendous success with their respective middle school teams so far this season.
Specifically, just last week, Grant went off for an eye popping 39 points in a game as her undefeated Berwick Middle School squad got by South Middle School. In that game, Grant knocked down 4 treys. In another game a week later, Grant went for another 22 points and 12 rebounds. Wallace also has her Pickerington Ridgeview Middle School team undefeated, and she recently logged in an impressive performance with a 25-point outburst.
This upcoming travel season, both Grant and Wallace will return to their highly successful 2024 Team Knockdown team, who we had ranked #3 in the state in our final Buckeye Prep Power Rankings last season. Also, look for both players to make the roster for our 2019 Ohio North vs South All-Star game on March 9th! As always, we are committed to following the success of our elite showcase alumni all the way through their basketball careers.
In addition, word has it that Jalen McElroy ( 5’8”/WF/2024/Canton) had a big time performance last night, as he led his Crenshaw Middle School team to a 56-30 win over North Canton Middle School with 41 points in only 18 minutes of play. According to his travel team coach, McElroy scored all of his points “…on drives to the bucket, in the midrange, and free throws. McElroy runs with Ohio Phenom Academy in the spring and summer. Finally, we also heard that John Mobley Jr. went off for 40 plus points last week for his middle school team as well! Stay tuned for more updates as we get them.