Hidden Gems Spring Showcase Recap

26 Mar

By: Lucius Jones of Hidden Gems Basketball

The 2012 Hidden Gems Showcase was a great experience. Our mission statement is to provide exposure & improvement and we feel that mission was accomplished. 90 players from 9th to 12th grade displayed their talents in front of 20-25 Colleges and several offers were made on the spot. Some observations from the event:

* South Carolina Aiken, Saint Thomas (FL), and Ohio Valley all offered ’13 PF/C Ellis Williams.
* Saint Thomas (FL) also offered ’13 SF Matt Gump.
* Ohio Valley also offered ’13 SF Brandon Bapst.
* Aaron Jackson – Could quite possibly become a high major recruit, with whispers of an ACC inquiry.


Rasheed Brooks

MVP: Rasheed Brooks – Lexington ‘12

Class of 2012: Julian Johnson – Horizon Science

Class of 2013: Aaron Jackson – Gahanna Lincoln

Class of 2014: Manny Powell – Gahanna Lincoln

Class of 2015: Nicholas Bapst – Grove City

All Tournament Team:
Devon Scott – Northland
Alasanne Kah – Walnut Ridge
Kai Turner – Walnut Ridge
Julian Johnson – Horizon Science
Ellis Williams – Columbus South
Brandon Bapst – Grove City
Matt Gump – Bellefontaine
Kersey Long – Westland
Tyler Stern – Worthington Kilbourne
John Draper – Eastmoor
Shemar Waugh – Canal Winchester
Jameel Butts – Mansfield Senior

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