Buckeye Prep Report- Fall Showcase Recap:

26 Sep

Rob Taylor brought in over 300 players in grades 6-11 yesterday for some great action in Columbus. Triple Double Prospects spent most of the day watching the 2013/2014 division, with some time at the 2015 division. Here are the top prospects that we saw yesterday……. Event Photos

 

Aaron Jackson- Our pick for MVP

2013

Aaron Jackson- Gahanna Lincoln SF: Smooth wing was as aggressive as he’s ever been attacking the basket and that paid off today as he scored at will around the rim.

Marc Loving- Toledo St. Johns SF: Always a dominant force, showed improvements in his rebounding and shotblocking as well as getting his normal points in many ways.

Jack Gibbs- Westerville North PG: Dominated the game without scoring by breaking his man down and setting up teammates. As usual he hit his threes when open with consistency.

Wendell Davis- Reynoldsburg SF: Showed improving ballskills and a stronger frame.

Randle Clarkson- Columbus Brookhaven PG: Played the scorers role on his team by attacking the rim and finishing or rocking his man to sleep before pulling up for deep jumpers.

Devonte Pratt- Toledo Rogers SF: Very good athlete who missed last season.

Tyler Miller- Troy SF: Shooter had another good showcase weekend and is building his name.

Brandon Bapst- Grove City SF: Athletic wing that can run the floor and has bounce.

2014

Ronnie Williams- Columbus Brookhaven SG: If he develops his jumper he’ll be one of the state’s elite players, point blank. Great athlete that can really score in traffic.

Javon Bess- Pickerington Central SF: Continues to make the transition to PG, “JB” handled the ball well and attacked the rim with toughness all day.

Larry Moore- Cincinnati Withrow SG: Relentless slasher who really competes. Shows great speed and crossover moves. Missed last year with injury.

Tim Fleming- Fairfield PG: Under the radar scoring guard with a strong frame, tight handle, and the ability to shoot the ball.

Manny Powell- Gahanna Lincoln PG: Flashy guard continues to turn heads despite his size.

Robert Caldwell- Dayton Stivers PG: Lefty shooter with a mean crossover had a great weekend.

Nate Jameson- Columbus Northland SG: Promising scoring guard that has a nice frame and knows how to use his moves to get to the rim and finish through contact.

Alex Murphy- Licking Heights SG: Intriguing wing prospect that can really handle, pass, and slash despite not having great speed. Big frame allows him to use his body effectively.

RaChaun Martin- Dayton Thurgood Marshall PG: Talented and flashy guard who can pass the ball or use his blazing speed to get to the rim.

Jeff Larkin- Cincinnati LaSalle PG;

Blake Simpson- Cincinnati Moeller PF:

Kevin Vannatta- Upper Arlington SG:

Daylen Lanier- Dayton Ponitz SG:

Troy Mundy- Gahanna Lincoln SG:

Lindsey Hunter- Southfield Christian (MI) PG:

DeAnthony Hosley- Licking Heights SG:

2015
As our scouting focus was on the main court where the older kids were playing we did not get a chance to watch every team play at the 9th grade age group. Of the teams we did see here’s who stood out…..

Amos “AJ” Harris- Dayton Dunbar PG: The top PG in this class isn’t even up for debate. AJ is on another level both as a scorer and distributor compared to any of his peers. A human highlight reel with his flashy style he drew big crowds at every game he played.

Isaiah Jones- Cincinnati Northwest PG: Playing at his age group, which we hadn’t seen in a while, Isaiah was able to break his man down so easily with the dribble and score. His control of the game and ability to run a team was also on display.

Reggie Mack- Cincinnati Taft PG/SG

Christopher Landrum- Dayton Northmont SG

Chris McClure- Dayton Christian PG

Noah Bramlage- Ottawa Glandorf PF

Recruiting Notes:

  • Ronnie Williams is getting interest from Dayton, Cincinnati, Providence, Akron, and Bowling Green.
  • Wendell Davis is getting interest from Akron, Bethune-Cookman, Detroit, and Eastern Kentucky
  • Randle Clarkson just picked up his first Division I offer from Albany and is receiving interest from Akron, Toledo, Miami (OH), and Bowling Green.
  • Aaron Jackson claims offers from Toledo, Akron, Miami (OH), and Bowling Green. He is getting interest from VCU and UNC-Wilmington.
  • Jack Gibbs claims to have gathered offers from Akron, Toledo, James Madison, Bowling Green, Ohio University, William & Mary, and Northeastern. He also claims strong interest from Notre Dame and Davidson.
  • Marqueiz Lawrence (not present yesterday) picked up an offer from James Madison and is receiving some interest from bigger schools such as Xavier.
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