Adidas All-In Recap

20 Jul
Seth Towns

Seth Towns

The second of the three NCAA live evaluation periods saw college coaches descend on Southwest Ohio, as close to one-hundred Division I & II coaches headed to Cincinnati for the Adidas All-In Classic. Teams from Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan and even Canada participated in the event, which was headlined by Ohio program Ohio Basketball Club, the event’s host. With Triple Double Prospects checking out all three days of the action, here are some of the prospects who stood out….

  • Jalen Avery – ’15 Cincinnati Shroder PG: The Ohio Cougars point guard continued his rapid ascension up recruiting boards over this past weekend, going head to head with some of the better guards at the event and getting the better of the matchup. Avery’s command of the offensive game off the pick and roll is as good as any prospect in Ohio, as he is able to pull-up for the jumper or dish it off to a teammate. Also a great passer and a passionate competitor, Avery is quickly becoming a favorite prospect of several mid-major coaches in the region. Toledo, Kent State, Wright State, Miami (OH), Western Illinois and others all tracked Avery and his Ohio Cougars team over the weekend.
  • Carlton Bragg – ’15 Cleveland VASJ PF: Bragg attracted the biggest college coaching names to Cincinnati this past weekend, as Ohio State, UCLA, Illinois, West Virginia and even Kansas head coach Bill Self all attended some of the Cleveland star’s games with Ohio Basketball Club. Bragg was particularly impressive with his effort on the defensive end, blocking shot after shot in transition. On the offensive end, Bragg was able to score around the rim and from deep, as he continues to try and show the basketball community that he has the makings of a wing skill-set.
  • Seth Towns – ’16 Columbus Northland SF/PF: Towns was one of the most impressive prospects at the event, regardless of class, as the 6’7 forward from the VCC Ohio Warriors was able to consistently score twenty-plus points. Towns shot the ball well from the perimeter, but also showed the ability to put it on the deck and create a tough shot, where is skilled at making shots over smaller opponents. As he gets more confidence and continues to add strength, Towns is one of the more intriguing prospects in Ohio’s loaded 2016 class, as his skill-set makes him the ideal stretch forward at the high-major level. After one of his games, Towns told TDP that Iowa, UCLA and Michigan are the three schools recruiting him the hardest right now. Of those three schools, all but UCLA have already offered Towns a scholarship.
  • Jason Carter – ’16 Johnstown SF/PF: One of Ohio’s most talented prospects who no one talks about, Carter is going to be a 2016 kid who absolutely blows up once he continues to get the right exposure. The 6’7 combo forward is a very capable shooter from deep, but is even better at using his athleticism to attack off the dribble or make plays in transition. A skilled player who is willing to get physical in the post, expect for mid-majors to make Carter one of their top priorities in the 2016 class as soon as they get a couple of viewings of this rising Central Ohio star.
  • Jarron Cumberland – ’16 Wilmington SG: After accumulating his first high-major offer last week, Cumberland’s confidence might have just been at an all-time high when he rejoined his Ohio Basketball Club 16u team for the All-In Classic. The rising junior from Wilmington shot the lights out from the perimeter all weekend long, as he was arguably the most deadly scorer in the entire event. Cumberland’s strength alone intimidates opponents, but it is his aggressive scoring mindset that makes him so tough for defenses to contain one-on-one. As more and more high majors realize that this 2016 wing has plenty of athleticism to play at the highest level, look for Cumberland’s recruitment to continue to ascend. 

Other Top Prospects: Devon Andrews (’15 Cleveland Lorain), Reece Dupler (’15 Lakewood), Anthony Carmon (’15 Cleveland East Tech), Lamont West (’15 Cincinnati Withrow), Thomas Bolte (’15 Chillicothe), Andrew Emerick (’16 Lakota East), Ashon Riggins (’16 Hamilton), Matt Moyer (’16 Gahanna Lincoln), Malik Harrison (’16 Columbus Walnut Ridge), Darrius Harper (’16 Dayton Springfield), Armond Perry (’16 Cleveland Bedford), Lamont Rhodes (’16 Cleveland PF), Bryce Butler (’16 Cincinnati Finneytown)

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