New Talent At Oak Hills

10 Dec

KJ Satterfield

With a total of 87 wins over the past five seasons, Oak Hills HS, located on the west side of suburban Cincinnati, has become synonymous with winning in Southwest Ohio D1 basketball. In developing that winning culture, Coach Mike Price’s teams have achieved more with disciplined and gritty teams then with raw talent; even though there are plenty of former Oak Hills players circulating through the NCAA D2 ranks.

While they’re expected to win, and have that same disciplined style again this year, the 2020-2021 Highlanders team is also loaded with some big time talent. While Oak Hills returns multiple key players from last year’s team, including NCAA D2 signee Adonis Caneris (Palm Beach State), it’s the presence of two sophomore transfers that has the school buzzing.

First up is Kenny Satterfield Jr., a player with a last name which will rings bells in Cincinnati basketball circles. The son of former University of Cincinnati and NBA point guard Kenny Satterfield, “KJ” enters the Oak Hills program after growing up in New York City. With his sister transferring from Ohio State to Xavier, where she plays basketball, the Satterfield family made the move to Cincinnati this fall, much to the delight of the Oak Hills coaching staff.

A smooth 6’2 point guard with a pass-first mentality but also the ability to shoot the ball with range, Satterfield led Oak Hills with 19 points in this week’s win over Colerain, a game which Triple Double Prospects was on hand to evaluate. Not only does he have an advanced skill level with the ability to shoot, pass and dribble, Satterfield also showed great size for the position as well as an advanced IQ for a sophomore guard.

The second sophomore prospect, a forward who will join Satterfield as a newcomer on the roster this season, is 6’7 Seck Zongo. Another New York City native, Zongo already lists early NCAA D1 offers on his Verbal Commits page. A big and physically gifted combo forward, Zongo is still raw in parts of his game, but has the natural talent to become one of the most sought after recruits in the state of Ohio as his game develops. While he didn’t see as much playing time as Satterfield against Colerain, Zongo’s physical prowess and ability to face-up and attack the rim from the wing makes him a prospect whom we’ll be keeping a close eye on moving forward.

This early in the winter we’re not sure what will end up happening with this season’s Oak Hills team, but regardless, we’re certain that both Satterfield and Zongo will continue to attract plenty of attention in the GMC and beyond.

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