Players to Watch

2023 Players to Watch

Twenty participating players in this year’s Ohio Valley Hoops Classic currently hold Division I scholarship offers or are already committed to Division I programs.  Local fans are in for a treat as four players have Ohio State offers, five hold UC offers, four hold Xavier offers and two have Dayton offers.   Numerous other younger players in this year’s OVHC will be future D-I players.

Here is the current list of players holding D-I offers.

Raleigh Burgess; 6’11” senior center, Sycamore; committed to Purdue

T.J. Crumble; 6’8” sophomore center, Richmond Heights: offers from Ohio State, Cincinnati, Texas A&M, LSU, Missouri, Illinois and numerous others

Taylen Kinney; 6’1” sophomore guard, Newport: offers from Ohio State, Cincinnati, Xavier, Louisville, numerous others.

R.J. Greer; 6’3” junior guard, Kettering Alter; offers from Cincinnati, Xavier, Michigan, Florida, numerous others

E.J. Walker; 6’8” junior small forward, Erlanger Lloyd; offers from Ohio State, Dayton, Xavier, Wisconsin, Missouri, numerous others

Dorian Jones; 6’4” junior guard, Richmond Heights; offers from Ohio State, Dayton, Cincinnati, Xavier, Syracuse, Michigan State, numerous others

Dezmon Briscoe; 6’8” junior power forward, Crispus Attucks, offers from Cincinnati, Iowa, Butler, numerous mid majors.

De’Erick Barber; 5’11” junior guard, Richmond Heights; offers from Arizona State, Toledo, Kent State, Duquesne

Mason Shrout; 6’4” shooting guard, Preble Shawnee; committed to Purdue-Fort Wayne

James Turner; 6’7” sophomore power forward, Newport; offers from College of Charleston, Kent State, numerous other mid-majors

Jesse Burris; 6’4” senior guard, Delaware Hayes; committed to Ohio University

Trey Perry; 6’2” senior guard, Lakota East; offers from Furman, Miami Ohio, Toledo, Akron, other mid-majors.

Landon Vanderwarker; 6’7” junior guard, Delaware Hayes; offers from VCU, Furman, Ohio U, Toledo, Miami of Ohio.

Demarris Winters; 6’3” junior guard, Richmond Heights; offers from Arizona State, Akron, Kent State, Robert Morris

Cade Norris; 6’3” senior shooting guard, Hilliard Bradley; committed to Illinois State

Brady Conner; 6’6” junior guard, Kettering Alter; offers from Marshall, Stetson

Tommy Clark; 6’3” junior guard, Kings; offers from Radford, Southeast Missouri State

Ben Mirgon; 6’1” freshman point guard, Hilliard Bradley, offer from Kent State

Jordyn Buchanan; 6’5” senior, Taft, offer from University of North Florida

Gavin Lightning; 6’5, sophomore forward, Hilliard Bradley, offers from Detroit Mercy, Central Arkansas

*Donte Ferrell; 6’3” senior, Woodward, committed to Colorado State in football.

*Chris Henry Jr.; 6’6” sophomore, Withrow, committed Ohio State in football


Other Standout Players

Ron Rutland; 6’2” senior guard; Crispus Attucks; committed to University of Indianapolis

Micheal Johnson; 6’6” senior forward; Withrow; receiving D-1 and D-2 interest

Donovan Waleskowski; 6’5” junior, St. Xavier; receiving D-1 interest

Jacob Wassler; 6’10” junior, St. Xavier; receiving D-1 interest

Charlie Uhl; 6’9” junior forward, Kettering Alter; receiving D-1 interest

Ru Mills; 6’3” senior forward, Woodward; 19 ppg, 8 rebs last year.

Demarcus Henry; 6’3” freshman guard, Withrow, receiving D-I interest

Griffin Starks; 6’7” freshman forward, Newport, Division I prospect

Jashaun Pouncy; 6’6” senior forward, Cooper; averaged 14.2 as soph. at Boone County, injured last season.

Brady Uhl; 6’9” junior forward, Kettering Alter; receiving D-1 interest

Wes Ennis; 6’3” senior forward Miami East, 22ppg last season

Yamil Rondon; 5’10” junior guard; Cooper;  Member of Puerto Rico’s 17U National Team

2022 Players to Watch

Players Committed to, or Being Recruited by, Division I Colleges

Myles Colvin; 6’6” senior guard, Heritage Christian, Committed to Purdue.  #3 senior in Indiana.

Raleigh Burgess; 6’11” junior center, Sycamore; offers from Xavier, UC, Dayton, IU, Wisconsin among others, top 5 junior in Ohio

Kanon Catchings; 6’7’ junior forward, Brownsburg. Committed to Purdue (High Division I prospect; nephew of Tamika Catchings and grandson of Harvey Catchings)  #3 junior in Indiana

Eian Elmer; 6’6” Senior forward, Taft; committed to Miami of Ohio

Dayjuan Anderson; 6’3” Senior guard, Ponitz; committed to Wright State

Jesse Burris; 6’4” junior guard, Delaware Hayes; offers from Ohio U., Akron, and interest from multiple schools.

Ryan Nutter; 6’4” senior guard, Dublin Jerome; committed to Marshall

Nathan Dudukovich; 6’3” senior guard, Lakota West; offer from Radford

Mason Shrout: 6’4” junior guard, Preble Shawnee, multiple D-1 offers including Wright State and Ohio U.

Kerian Granville; 6’8” sophomore post, Taft; Offer from Grambling, other D-1 interest.

DeZhon Hall: 6’2” freshman guard, Indianapolis Tindley, top 100 freshman, offer from IUPUI, D-1 interest from multiple schools.

Cade Norris: 6’4” junior; Hilliard Bradley, offer from Wright State; D-1 interest from Various schools

Trey Perry; 5’11” sophomore guard, Lakota East; Offer from Radford, Interest from Other D-1 schools.

Brandon ‘B.J.’ Hatcher; 6’2” Sophomore guard, Dunbar; offer from Bowling Green, Interest from other D-1 schools.

Tyler Kropp; 6’6” sophomore, Olentangy Liberty, Offer from Radford, D-1 interest From various schools

Charlie Uhl; 6’7” sophomore, Alter; Division I interest

Brandon Roddy; 6’2” Sophomore guard, Harvest Prep, D-1 interest from various Schools.

Anthony Ruffalo; 6’0” senior guard, Kettering Alter, D-1 interest various schools

Antuane Allen; 6’3” senior guard, Dayton Dunbar, interest from D-1 schools

Elhadj Diallo; 6’4” senior wing, Brownsburg, D-1 interest


Other Top Players; some with D-1 potential, others D-2, D-3, or NAIA

Adonus Abrams; 6’2” junior wing, Harvest Prep

Christopher Barber; 6’3” senior guard, Lakota West

Lebron Bennie-Powell; 6’3” senior guard, Lakota East

Jeb Bischoff; 6’0” junior guard, Hilliard Bradley

Des Bolden; 6’0” senior guard, Sycamore

Billy Brown; 5’11” senior guard, Tindley

Jayden Buchanan; 6’4” senior forward, Ponitz

Bryson Curry; 5’11” junior guard, Lakota West

Khalil Daniels; 6’3” Soph guard, Harvest Prep

Bryce Darbyshire; 6’4” senior wing, Sycamore

Dylan Doss; 5’11” senior guard, Heritage Christian

Devon Drane; 6’0” junior guard, Lakota West

Gavin Geisel; 6’1” senior guard, Alter

Ben Golan; 6’4” senior wing, Mason

Antone Hall; 6’4” senior guard, Dunbar

Arlondo Hall: 5’9” senior guard, Tindley

Charlie Hall: 6’4” senior wing, Sycamore

Jake Hanley; 6’5” junior wing, Mason (#1 baseball prospect in Ohio)

Antwaun Hathcock; 6’6” senior forward; Ponitz

Logan Hawley; 6’7” junior, Preble Shawnee

James Hummel; 6’2” senior guard, Olentangy Liberty

Zyaun Hutson; 5’9” senior guard, Harvest Prep

DaShaun Jackson; 6’0” junior guard, Taft.

Jaylen Jenkins; 5’10” senior guard; Lakota West

Brayden Krenzel; 6’4” junior forward, Dublin Jerome (committed to play baseball at


Jack Kronauge; 6’2” senior guard, Lakota East; Committed to D-2 Rollins College

Luke Kuhlman; 6’5” senior wing, Dublin Jerome

Jason Lavender; 6’3” senior wing, Lakota West

A.J. Leen; 6’2” senior guard, Alter

Gavin Leen; 6’0” junior guard, Alter

Jake Lowman; 6’3” junior wing, Delaware Hayes

Lachlan MacDonald; 6’3” senior wing, Dublin Jerome

Ben Menker; 6’4” Junior wing, Mason

Carson Miles: 5’11” senior guard, Georgetown

Ru Mills; 6’3” junior guard; Woodward

Julian Mitchell; 6’6” senior guard, Lakota East; committed to NAIA Taylor University

Kayne Moreland; 6’0” junior guard; Woodward

Hudson Norton; 6’4” senior wing, Taft.

Grant Porath; 6’1” junior guard, Brownsburg

Hezakiah Russell; 5’11” senior guard, Delaware Hayes

Nyelle Shaheed; 6’5” senior forward, Harvest Prep

Austin Southerland; 6’0” senior guard, Sycamore

Sasha Stavroff; 6’1” senior guard, Dublin Jerome

Jack Ullom; 6’4” senior wing, Mason

Matt Wilson; 6’4” senior wing, Olentangy Liberty

2021 Players to Watch

Players Holding D-1 offers, or committed to D-1 Schools

Josiah Harris; 6’7” Senior Forward, Richmond Heights; Committed to West Virginia

Fletcher Loyer; 6’3” Senior Guard, Homestead; Committed to Purdue

Paul McMillan IV; 6’2” Senior Guard, Woodward; Multiple High D-1 offers

Including Xavier, Louisville, Purdue, Dayton, Kansas St., Ole Miss.

Jacob Conner: 6’8” Senior Forward; Kettering Alter; Committed to Marshall

Tayshawn Comer; 6’0” Senior Point Guard, Cathedral; Holds offers from

Kansas State, Appalachian State, IUPUI, Ball State among others

Xavier Booker; 6’10” junior forward/center, Cathedral; Offers from Indiana,

Louisville, Michigan State, LSU, Xavier among others.

Peter Suder: 6’4” Senior Guard, Carmel; Offers from Wright State, Ball

State, Toledo, Bellarmine among others.

Logan Woods; 6’4” Senior Guard, Fairfield; Committed to Wright State

Charlie Williams; 6’10” senior forward, Carmel. Verbally committed to William and Mary

Jaxson Edwards; Cathedral; 6’6” Senior Guard. Verbally committed to Murray State

Cooper Davis; Olentangy Liberty; 6’5” Senior guard. Committed to Toledo.

Jon Effertz: 6’1” senior guard, St. Ignatius; holds offer from UC Davis;

Interest from other D-1 schools.

Amani Lyles; Beechcroft 6’8” Senior Center. Holds offer from Cleveland State

Ace Buckner; 6’1” sophomore guard, St. Ignatius, holds offer from Cleveland State; interest from high major Division I schools

Spencer White; 6’4” junior guard, Carmel; Offer from Coastal Carolina

C.J. Little; 6’3” sophomore guard, St. Ignatius, holds offer from Cleveland State, interest from high major Division I schools

Louie Semona III, 6’7” senior forward, St. Xavier, offer from University of Missouri Kansas City

Sam Orme; Carmel; 6’8” Junior Forward; holds offers from Western Michigan and Indiana State

Carter Jackson; 6’1” sophomore guard, St. Ignatius; holds offer from Cleveland State, interest from other mid-majors.

Players With D-2 Offers

Layne Sarver; Tri-Village; 6’5” senior wing; holds offer from Cedarville University.

Grant Leeper: Homestead; 6’6” junior forward; holds offer from Hope College

Jack Kronauge; 6’2” guard, Lakota East, offer from D-2 Rollins College

Andrew Leeper; Homestead; 6”6’ Senior Forward : Holds D-2 offers from Cedarville and Saginaw Valley State

C.J. Yarian; St. Ignatius 6’10” senior forward/center. Holds offer from Fairmont State and Hillsdale, Interest from D1 schools

Jadon Coles; 6’3” guard, Lakota East, committed to Thomas More

Other Players to Watch

Deshawne Crim; 6’2” senior guard, Fairfield, D-1 interest from multiple Mid Majors

Nathan Dudukovich; 6’3” junior guard, Lakota West, D-1 interest from Multiple D-1 schools

Andrew Harp; 6’5’ Senior Guard, Elder, D-1 Interest from various schools.

Shondo Green; 6’4” senior forward, St. Ignatius; Receiving D-2 interest

Kevin James; 6’4” Senior guard/forward, Massillon Jackson, D-2, D-3 Interest

J.J. Simmons; Beechcroft; D-2 interest

Ben Menker; 6’4” sophomore guard, Mason; D-1 potential

Kobe Peck, 6’0” senior guard, Lakota East, D-3 interest

Nate Paarlberg; 6’6” senior forward, Franklin; Committed to Taylor University

Carson Browne; 6’7” junior forward, Elder; D-1 Potential

Kayne Moreland; 6’0” guard, Woodward, D-2 interest

Owen Woolbert, 6’7” Junior Forward, Massillon Jackson, D-2, D-3 interest

Noah Rich, 6’5” senior guard, Franklin, receiving D-3 and NAIA interest

Jaiden Cox-Holloway; 6’6” senior power forward, Richmond Heights D-1 prospect

Jovan Jovicic, 6’7” Senior Forward, Massillon Jackson, D-2, D-3 interest

Kelise Frye; 6’5” Senior forward, Woodward, juco interest

Alex Morton; 6’2” Senior guard, Mason; D-2, NAIA interest

Ben Sullivan; 6’2” Senior Guard, Massillon Jackson, D-2, D-3 interest

Ben Golan; 6’4” Senior guard, Mason; D-2, NAIA interest

Mwenda Mbui; 6’7” senior forward, St. Xavier, D-3 offers

London Maiden; 6’8” senior power forward, Richmond Heights D-2 interest

Cade Norris; 6’2” Sophomore guard, Hilliard Bradley; D-1 prospect

Dorian Jones; freshman, Richmond Heights; D-1 prospect

David Clark; 6’6” senior forward, St. Xavier, D-3 offers

A.J. Fletcher, 6’3” senior guard, St. Ignatius, Receiving D-2 interest.

Josh Scantland, 6’6” forward, Tri-Village. D-3 interest

Braydn Szcepaniak; 6’4’ junior guard, St. Ignatius; D-3 interest

J.J. Vaughan, 5’10” senior guard, Massillon Jackson, D-2, D-3 interest

Owen Maruca; 6’7” junior forward, St. Ignatius; D-3 interest

A.J. Leen; 6’2” junior guard, Alter; D-3 interest

Anthony Ruffolo; 6’0” junior guard, Alter; D-3 interest

Ryan Chew; 5’10” senior point guard, Alter; D-3 interest

Gavin Geisel; 6’0” junior guard, Alter; D-3 interest

2020 Players to Watch

Paul McMillian IV- 6’2” junior guard, Woodward; offers from UC, Xavier, Dayton, Purdue, Louisville, Ole Miss (Top Rank Point Guard in Ohio) (47 in nation 24/7)

Rayvon Griffith-6’5” sophomore guard, Taft; number 22 soph in nation by ESPN, offers: Oklahoma State, Kent State, Grambling, Cincinnati, Ohio State, UCLA

Pierce Thomas-6’5” Senior guard; Brownsburg; Verbal commit to Butler; number 4 senior in Indiana by Rick Bolus

Nate Johnson- 6’3” senior guard, Lakota East; offers from Kent State, Ohio University, Miami, Youngstown State, Akron, Florida Gulf Coast, (No. 2 SG in OH)

Tayshawn Comer-6’0” junior point guard, Indy Cathedral; #2 junior in Indiana by Rick Bolus; offers from Ball State, Miami of Ohio, IUPUI

Peter Suder-6’4” junior guard, Carmel: #3 junior in Indiana by Rick Bolus; offers from University of New Orleans, Bryant University

Keaton Norris-5’11” senior guard, Hilliard Bradley, verbally committed to Wright State

Charlie Williams-6’9” junior forward, Carmel; offers from Florida Atlantic, Youngstown State

Cameron McKenzie-6’1” senior guard, Hughes, offer from Kentucky State

Kobe Rogers-6’3” senior guard, St. Xavier, committed to D-2 Nova Southeastern

Braydon Sipple-6’4” senior guard, Blanchester, led state in scoring last season, offer from Detroit Mercy

Jacob Conner-6’7” junior small forward, Kettering Alter, offers from Miami OH, Kent State, Youngstown State, Ohio University

Vincent Brady-6’4” senior small forward, Indianapolis Cathedral, offer from Chicago State

Jalen Hooks-6’6” sophomore forward, Crispus Attucks, Number 2 sophomore in Indy by 24/7, offers from Ball State, IUPUI, interest from major D-1 teams.

A.J. Mirgon-5’11” senior guard, Hilliard Bradley, Offer from Malone (D2)

Pete Moe-6’8” junior forward, Cathedral; D1 prospect

Jakada Stone-6’0” senior guard, Aiken  #5 pg in Ohio, TDP

Mehki Elmore-6’1” junior guard, Dunbar

Chance Groce-6’6” senior forward, Linden McKinley; #3 small forward in central Ohio 270 Hoops


2019 Players to Watch

Players Currently Holding D-1 Scholarship Offers or Committed to D-1 Schools.

(Information Provided by Triple Double Prospects and Verbal Commits unless otherwise noted)

Paul McMillian IV- 6’1” sophomore guard, Woodward; offers from UC, Xavier, Dayton, Ole Miss (No 1 PG in OH)(34th sophomore in nation by 24/7)

Logan Duncomb-6’8” junior forward, Moeller; offers from Ohio State, Xavier, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, and others. (No. 1 Center in OH)

Rayvon Griffith-6’4” freshman guard, Taft; (rated top freshman in Ohio by Rick Bolus; consensus top 25 freshman in nation) offer from Kent State

Tre Coleman- 6’6” senior forward, Jeffersonville, Indiana; Committed to University of Nevada (No. 7 senior in IN by Rick Bolus Prep Hoops)

Jalin Billingsley- 6’7” junior forward, Lutheran East; offers from, West Virginia, Dayton, VCU, Ohio U., and Akron. (No 2 PF in OH)

Matt Alloco-6’4” senior guard, Hilliard Bradley; committed to Princeton. (No. 4 PG in OH)

Nehemiah Benson-6’6” senior forward, Lutheran East; Committed to Rider. (No. 6 PF in OH)

Mabor Majak- 7’1” center, Hamilton Southeastern, Indiana; offers from Bradley, Cleveland State, Mercer (No 8 senior in IN by Rick Bolus)

Will Lovings-Watts-6’5” sophomore forward, Jeffersonville Indiana, offer from Bradley, Interest from Louisville, Indiana, and Belmont (No 4 Sophomore in IN by Prep Hoops)

Nate Johnson- 6’2” junior guard, Lakota East; offers from Kent State, Ohio University, Miami, Youngstown State, and other mid-major schools. (No. 2 SG in OH)

Trey Woodyard-6’5” junior guard, London; offers from Ohio U., Toledo, Robert Morris, Miami of Ohio, Cleveland State (No. 3 SF in OH)

Owen Spencer-6’9” senior center, Turpin; committed to The Citadel

Jacob Jones-5’10” senior guard, Jeffersonville: committed to Wisconsin Green Bay

D.J. Moore-6’3” sophomore guard, Worthington Christian; offers from Miami of Ohio and Ohio University. (No. 3 SG in OH)

Aiden Noyes-6’5” junior forward, Moeller, Offers from NKU, Akron, Miami of Ohio (No. 2 SF in OH)

Will McCracken-6’5” junior forward, Moeller; offers from Ohio U. and Western Carolina

Nekhi Smith- 6’6” senior forward, Taft; offer from Detroit Mercy (No. 2 PF in OH)

Alex Williams-6’4” junior forward, Moeller; offers from Kent State, Robert Morris (No. 4 SF in OH)

Max Land- 6’3” senior forward, Moeller; committed to St. Francis (PA) (No. 6 SG in OH)


Other Top Players Listed Alphabetically

 Shameel Abid, 6’8” Senior Forward, Mason; Offer from Shawnee State U.

Collin Albert- 6’0” Junior guard, Lutheran East

Markeece Brown, 6’2” Senior Guard, Licking Heights, D-1 interest

Kobe Buford – 6’4” junior guard, Worthington Christian

B.J. Busbee- 6’2” Junior guard, Lutheran East

Jainaz Cameron-6’7” Junior forward, London

Dante Collier, 6’2” Sophomore Guard, Licking Heights

Yara Conde, 6’3” Forward, Licking Heights.

Jack Cooper, 6’6” Senior Forward, Mason; D-2 and NAIA interest

Mekhi Elmore- 5’11” sophomore guard, Thurgood Marshall (No. 6 PG in OH

Cole Fisher- 6’2” senior guard CHCA, Player of Year in MVC, offer from D-II West Georgia

Kaden Fuhrmann- 6’2” senior guard, Lakota East, Offers from Division II and NAIA schools,        Kentucky Weslyan, Hillsdale, Delta State, Urbana

Mitch Greer, 6’4” Senior Guard, Mason, D-2, NAIA interest

Duane Hamilton -6’5” Senior Center, Lutheran East-Committed to D-3 Capital University

Derrick Hardin – 6’0” senior guard, Worthington Christian

Isaiah Hatem-6’2” Senior guard, London

Jayden Hawkins-White- 6’1” Junior guard, London

Sirr Hughes- 6’0” Junior guard, Lutheran East; D-2 offers Notre Dame, Alderson Broadus

Jackson Jannsen- 6’0” senior guard- Carmel,  D-III prospect

Tyler Kindberg- 6’4” junior guard, Worthington Christian

Jalin Knott-6’2” Junior guard, Lutheran East

Evan Mahaffey-6’5” sophomore forward, Moeller, (No. 1 SF in OH)

Alex Mangold-6’7” senior post, Lakota East; Offers from Division II and NAIA schools, Findley, Hillsdale, Delta State, Lincoln Memorial and others.

Demari Martin, 6’5” Junior Guard, Winton Woods, D-1 interest

Chris Mayfield- 6’4” senior forward, Hilliard Bradley; committed to Michigan State football

Anthony McComb – 6’2” junior guard, Thurgood Marshall (No. 4 SG in OH)

Josiah McGee-6’2” Senior guard, Roger Bacon; D-III interest

Cole Metzler, 6’3” Senior Forward, Canal Winchester, D-3 offers

A.J. Mirgon- 5’10” junior guard, Hilliard Bradley; D-I and D-II interest

Dikimba Mullins- 6’4” senior forward, Worthington Christian

Keaton Norris- 5’10” junior guard, Hilliard Bradley; D-1 and D-II interest

Matthew Smith, 6’3” Junior Guard, Mason, D-2, NAIA Interest

Bilal Sow, 6’4” Senior Forward, Canal Winchester, D-2 interest

Peter Suder-6’3” Sophomore guard, Carmel, Division I interest

Tymere Tuck-6’1” Senior guard, Roger Bacon; D-III interest

Brian Waddell- 6’5” Junior guard-Carmel, Division II interest

Aaron Ward, 6’7” Senior forward, Winton Woods, D-I interest

Montev Ware, -6’1” junior guard, Woodward (No. 7 PG in OH)

Charlie Williams- 6’9” Sophomore center, Carmel, Division I interest


2018 Players to Watch

Samari Curtis- 6’4” senior guard, Xenia; committed to University of Cincinnati.  Top 3 senior in Ohio.  Led GWOC conference in scoring at 30.4 ppg

Deionte Miles- 6’10” senior center, Walton-Verona; committed to Xavier University, Top five player in Kentucky, missed majority of 2017 season with injury.

Miles ‘Duece’ McBride, 6’2” senior guard, Moeller; committed to West Virginia University.  Averaged 10.7 ppg and shot 43% on 3-pointers in soph. season.  Missed last season with injury suffered in football season.

Andre Gordon, 6'3" senior guard, Sidney; committed to Virginia Tech. 23.2 ppg as a junior.  Top five senior in Ohio.

Owen Spencer, 6'9" senior, Turpin; committed to The Citadel.

Jacob Jones, 5'10" senior, Jeffersonville; committed to Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Von Cameron Davis, 6’5” junior forward, Walnut Ridge; 22 ppg and 7 rebs as soph.  Holds offers from Kent State, Bowling Green, Toledo, James Madison, receiving interest from major D-1 schools.

Jonathon Allen, 6’6” senior center, Dayton Dunbar, 15 ppg, 10 rpg.  Multiple Division I football offers, including Ohio State.

Scotty Draud, 6’4” sophomore guard, Beechwood.  Top 3 sophomore in Kentucky.  Son of former Vanderbilt star, Scott Draud

Alex Pfriem, 6’5” senior forward, Moeller; starter on state champion team last year, two-year starter at Roger Bacon before transferring to Moeller.  Offers from Air Force and Western Carolina.

Bash Wieland, 6’6” senior forward, Lakota East; committed to Bellermine University, 12 ppg as junior

Braydon Sipple, 6’3” sophomore guard, Blanchester.  Averaged   23.2 ppg, 10.7 rebs as freshman.  Top 10 sophomore in Ohio.  Interest from various mid-major schools.

Ratez Roberts, 6’3” senior forward, Sidney; 11.3 ppg. 8.4 rebs, and 3.6 blocks as junior

Landon Long, 6’0” senior guard, Mason, 12.4 ppg, Interest from D-II schools

Reid Jolly, 6’4” senior forward, Campbell County; Led state semi-finalist team in scoring with 18 ppg.

Jalan Burbage, 6’2” senior, Bryan Station, 9.6 ppg as junior.  Son of former NFL and UK football standout, Cornell Burbage.

Alex Mangold, 6’7” junior forward, Lakota East; offers from Findlay, Fairmont State, and other Division II schools

Ethan Brooke, 6’9” senior, Walton-Verona; receiving interest from NAIA and Div. II teams.

Miles Morenes, 5’10 sophomore, Bryan Station; averaged 8.7 ppg as freshman

Dalton Mischal, 6’3” junior, McClain, 13.4 ppg as sophomore before season ending injury.  Receiving interest from D-II schools

Devin Carter, 6’3” senior, McClain, 10.8 ppg and 5.9 rebs as junior.  Interest from Division III and NAIA schools

Nate Johnson, 6’2” sophomore guard, Lakota East; offer from Fairmont State; likely Division I level college player.

Martel Smith, 5’10” senior, Dayton Dunbar, 13.8 ppg, 4.7assists,

Brice Smith, 6’4” sophomore, Dayton Dunbar, 11.2 ppg, 5.0 rebs.

Ethan Watson, 6’1’ senior, Hillsboro, 14 ppg, all-league as soph, approaching 1000 career points

Jack Cooper, 6’6” junior, Mason, D-II, NAIA interest

Josh Keets, 6’0” senior, Hillsboro, 12 pts, 8 rebs; three-year varsity starter

Darin Taborn, 6’2’ junior, Sidney, 6.5 ppg.


2017 Players to Watch

Darius Bazley- 6’8” senior, Princeton; Top rated senior in Ohio, ESPN number 9 Senior in Nation; signed with Syracuse University.

Jaxson Hayes, 6’9” Senior, Moeller, offers from Ohio State, University of Kentucky, Butler, Xavier, Clemson, Texas, Purdue, and numerous others. Signed with University of Texas.

Taevion Kinsey- 6’4” senior, Eastmoor Academy; First team All-state in Div. 2, Offers from Ohio U., Wright State, James Madison, Stony Brook, UT Martin, Akron, Maryland ES

Samari Curtis- 6’3” junior, Xenia; rated #4 junior in Ohio by 24/7 Sports. Led GWOC conference in scoring with 24.1 ppg as sophomore. Offers from Cincinnati, Xavier, Toledo, Akron, Kent State, and interest from numerous others..

Miles McBride- 6’1” junior, Moeller; offers from Wright State, Akron, Kent State, Ohio University, and Northern Kentucky; #4 shooting guard in Ohio by Triple Double Prospects

Adam Kunkel- 6’2” Senior, Cooper; 3rd team all-state in KY, signed with Belmont University.

Braden Norris - 6’0” Senior, Hilliard Bradley, 2nd team all-state Div. I, signed with Oakland University.

Matt Allocco, 6’1” sophomore, Hilliard Bradley, Offer from Miami Ohio; rated top 2020 point guard in Ohio by TDP.

Isaiah Howell, 6’2” Senior, Fairland, 1st team all-state, Division III

Jeremiah Davenport, 6’5” Senior, Moeller, signed with Wright State University; rated #5 small forward in Ohio by TDP

Caleb South, 6’1” Senior, Tipp City Bethel, 2nd team all-state, Div. III, 1640 career points, Cross County Conference player of the year in 2017

Eric McLaughlin, 6’2” Senior, Lynchburg-Clay, 3rd team all-state, Div. III, committed to Mt. Vernon Nazarene University

Isaiah Speelman, 6’6” Senior, Hilliard Bradley; Numerous D-2 offers; signed with Cedarville University.

Chris Mayfield, 6’3” Sophomore, Hilliard Bradley, rated #5 small forward in 2020 by TDP

Meechi Harris, 6’2” Senior, Xenia, 8.2 ppg, 6.1 rebs. Committed to play football at University of Kentucky

Donnie Shelton, 5’9” Senior, Centerville; all-conference in GWOC

Darweshi Hunter, 6’3” Senior, Princeton, 2nd leading scorer in GMC, 17.5 ppg

Dylan Beaugard, 5’10” Senior, Wilmington, rated #10 point guard in Ohio by TDP; signed with Ashland University.

D’Amonte Jones, 6’7” Junior, Linden-McKinley, #5 center 2019 class by TDP

Faizon Tucker; 6'4" Senior; Linden McKinley     First-team, All-City League in Columbus,
Ryan Rose; 6'1" Junior, Tipp City Bethel, 13 ppg as junior with 68 three pointers, receiving interest from D-2 and D-3 colleges.
Kaleb Tabor, Spingboro, 6'2" senior guard, various D-3 offers, interest from D-2 schools.
Thomas Arrington, Springboro, 6'6" senior forward, interest from various D-2 schools.
Alec Pfriem, Moeller; 6'4" junior, offer from Western Carolina University