Thursday, July 17, 2014

King In…King Out

A little less than a week ago, Northeast Ohio legend LeBron James announced he would be returning to Cleveland after a four-year stint in Miami with the Heat. James, a 2003 Akron SVSM graduate, is on his way back, while the state's top high school prospect is on his way out.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

2014 Central Ohio Polls: Final

DIVISION 1

1.) Gahanna Lincoln (19-3)
2.) Newark (17-4)
3.) Pickerington Central (16-5)
4.) Columbus Northland (17-4)
5.) Upper Arlington (20-1)

2014 National Guard JJHuddle Power Poll: Final

DIVISION I

1.) Cincinnati Moeller (19-1)
Wins: None
Losses: None
Previous: 1
AP 1

2.) Shaker Heights (17-5)
Wins: None
Losses: Brunswick (51-50)
Previous: 2
AP: 9

3.) Lakewood St. Edward (19-2)
Wins: Cleveland VASJ and Akron Firestone
Losses: None
Previous: 3
AP: 3

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

National Guard JJHuddle Power Poll: 2/4/14

DIVISION I

1.) Lakewood St. Edward (15-1)
Wins: Gilmour Academy and Toledo St. John’s
Losses: None
Previous: 1
AP: 1

2.) Cincinnati Moeller (15-1)
Wins: Cincinnati Elder (55-52, OT)
Losses: None
Previous: 2
AP 2

3.) Shaker Heights (14-4)
Wins: Mentor
Losses: None
Previous: 3
AP: 12

Monday, February 3, 2014

Breaking Down the Unbeatens

Division I

Zanesville (16-0)
-The Blue Devils own 16 wins in as many games, but we still aren't sure how much we know about this team. For what we don't know, we will soon find out this week. We would be surprised if Big Blue makes it through a trio of contests this week without defeat. Zanesville will travel to red-hot Massillon Jackson on Wednesday before weekend encounters with Dover (Friday) and at Wheeling Park, WV on Saturday. After this week, the Blue Devils have two games with Marietta and close out the season at Westerville North.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Central Ohio Polls: 1/28/14

DIVISION 1

1.) Pickerington Central (13-3) (3)
2.) Columbus Northland (13-3) (2)

National Guard JJHuddle Power Polls: 1/28/14

DIVISION I

1.) Lakewood St. Edward (13-1)
Wins: Cleveland Heights, Cleveland Benedictine, and Walnut Hills
Losses: None
Previous: 1
AP: 1

2.) Cincinnati Moeller (14-1)
Wins: Cincinnati St. Xavier
Losses: None
Previous: 2
AP 3

3.) Shaker Heights (13-4)
Wins: Strongsville
Losses: Huntington Prep, WV (78-36)
Previous: 5
AP: NR

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Pickerington Central Notches 7th-Straight Victory

Connor Kern- Pickering Central (MVP)
Columbus -- The Pickerington Central Tigers have been through some ups-and-downs throughout this season starting the year (6-3) and losing head coach Jerry Francis following a January 3rd loss to rival Newark. Francis had a mini-stroke and is suffering from two bulging discs in his back, which forced him to resign for the remainder of the season.

Assistant coach Eric Kruger took over prior to a huge OCC-Ohio match up with Gahanna Lincoln. The Tigers found a way to beat Gahanna in front of standing room only crowd, and haven't looked back since.

Friday, January 24, 2014

National Guard JJHuddle Power Polls: 1/21/14

DIVISION I

1.) Lakewood St. Edward (10-1)
Wins: Cleveland St. Ignatius and Hargrave Military Academy, VA
Losses: None
Previous: 1
AP: 1

2.) Cincinnati Moeller (13-1)
Wins: Centerville, Cincinnati LaSalle, and Toledo St. John’s
Losses: None
Previous: 3
AP 3

3.) Columbus Northland (11-2)
Wins: Linden McKinley and Roselle Catholic, NJ (49-42)
Losses: None
Previous: 2
AP: 7

Monday, June 17, 2013

News and Notes

AJ Harris (2015/PG/Dayton Dunbar) was offered by Toledo according to his Twitter account.

The Rockets offered Luke Knapke (Marion Local) just a few days ago.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

News and Notes

Columbus Northland went (3-0) at the Xavier Team Camp defeating Cincinnati Walnut Hills, Dayton Dunbar, and Lawrence Central (IN). The Vikings got a huge lift from Seth McCoy (6'2/SG), who transferred in from Canal Winchester joining point guard Shemar Waugh, a former Canal performer. McCoy is a high level shooter off the catch-and-shoot.

Seth Towns (6'7/2016) of Northland received an offer from Xavier.

MaCio Teague (6'2/2015) is playing with Cincinnati Walnut Hills this summer according to Walnut's head coach, Ricardo Hill Sr. Hill informed us that Lamont West (6'7/2015) has transferred over from Cincinnati Withrow as well.

TJ Steele (5'7/2014) is playing with Shaker Heights this summer after playing his first three seasons at Cleveland Benedictine. Steele makes up for his size with toughness, the ability to lead a team, and make plays.

Happy Father's Day!

Humbled to be loved by a Heavenly and Earthly father! 

Ohio High School Hoops would like to extend a Happy Father's Day to all the dads and future dads out there. 

To all fathers:

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." -Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

News and Notes

Luke Kennard (6'5/Wing/2015) of Franklin, according a couple sources, was offered by Michigan and Notre Dame adding to an already stellar list.

Luke Knapke (6'9/C/2015) of Marion Local was offered by Toledo while performing at its team camp. Knapke should garner more offers as the summer moves on.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

News and Notes

Grant Benzinger (6'3/W/2014) of Cincinnati Moeller has picked up an offer from UNC Ashville. The Bulldogs recently added Jared Ronai, an Ohio native, to the staff following his stint at Ashland University.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

News and Notes

Gahanna Lincoln's Javon Bess (6'5/WF/2014) was offered by UMASS, per his father.

Rising sophomore Matt Moyer (6'5/WF/2016) will be transferring from Columbus Whetstone to Gahanna Lincoln for the upcoming school year.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

NBAPA Top 100 Camp: Roster

Two Ohio prospects will take place in the NBAPA Top 100 Camp this week, Jae'Sean Tate (Pickerington Central/2014) and Satchel Pierce (Kiski Prep/Akron SVSM/2014).

Here is a complete list of participants.

http://www.allmetrohoops.com/index.php/component/k2/item/129-nbapa-top-100-camp

Weekend Recap

Nike Elite 100:

Carlton Bragg (Cleveland VASJ/2015) and Luke Kennard (Franklin/2015) turned plenty of heads this past weekend at the Nike Elite 100. Rivals (Eric Bossi) mentions the two in this article.

http://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1514140

Scout and 247 Sports also make mention, but the articles are insider only.

Rumble in the Bronx:

North Royalton's Omari Spellman (2016) was mentioned by the Recruit Scoop (Alex Kline) in this write up.

http://recruitscoop.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1514162

Commitments and Offers:

D'Angelo Russell (Montverde Academy/2014) committed to Ohio State over the weekend.

Willie Jackson (Garfield Heights/2016) received an offer from Wisconsin.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Nike Elite 100

The Nike Elite 100, formerly known as the Nike Hoop Jamboree, gets started today. Five Ohio kids have earned and accepted an invitation to the prestigious event held in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Here are the five.

Verse of the Day

"So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing."
-1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT)

This always reminds me of something my pastor says, "hurting people, hurt people."

This is so true, which is why 1 Thessalonians 5:11 is a great reminder of what we need to be doing. If we look around, there is already enough hurt and pain. There are so many people suffering physically, spiritually, and emotionally out there, that we need not add to people's sufferings. I encourage you and myself to say encouraging words to others on a daily basis. Make it a daily goal to encourage and build up at least one other person. The impact this may have on that person, may just be the breakthrough they need to see God's goodness. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

King Makes the Cut

VJ King (6'7/WF/2016) of Akron SVSM has made the final roster for the USA Men's Basketball U16 National Team according to his father and USA Basketball.

http://www.usabasketball.com/mens/u16/13_mu16_team.html

Moeller Big Man Adds Offer


Cincinnati Moeller's Nate Fowler (6'9/C/2015) has added an offer from Butler according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Mike Dyer. Fowler now owns four offers with interest coming from several of the big boys.

http://cincinnati.com/blogs/recruiting/2013/06/03/butler-offers-moeller-2015-center-nate-fowler/

Fowler is one of the more unappreciated players in Ohio. He plays with a talent drenched AAU team (King James Shooting Stars) where touches are limited for this big man. At times, you can almost forget he is on the floor.

News and Notes

Akron SVSM's VJ King (6'7/WF/2016) has made the final 16 of the USA Basketball Men's U16 National Team. The group started with 30 competitors and is now down to 16. The roster will be trimmed down and finalized at 12 by June 7th.

The wing position is solid with Malik Newman (2015) Malik Monk, Jayson Tatum, and Josh Jackson, so King will really need to show out in the coming days.

Here is a look at the latest roster.

http://duke.247sports.com/Article/Harry-Giles-Diamond-Stone-and-Ivan-Rabb-among-finalists-for-16U-133206

Carlton Bragg (6'9/PF/2015) of Cleveland VASJ showed well at the Pangos All-American Camp this past weekend. Here is a write up from Rivals' Eric Bossi, which mentions Bragg.

http://basketballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1511219

Jason Hickman of Max Preps also mentioned Bragg in his Pangos recap.

http://www.maxpreps.com/news/veDZXAusUU-AmPLHO2NNYQ/pangos-all-american-camp-starting-five-and-players-on-the-rise.htm

Here is Corey Albertson's recap of the AAU State Tournament, which includes a breakdown on 10 different players.

http://tripledoubleprospects.com/2013/06/03/aau-state-tournament-recap/


Monday, June 3, 2013

Pitt Gets Early Commitment

Maverick Rowan (6'5/2016/Lincoln Park, PA) has committed to University of Pittsburgh according to several outlets. The rising sophomore plays up a grade level for the Ohio Basketball Club.

However, this article puts an interesting spin on the commitment. "California Dreaming?"

http://www.cardiachill.com/2013/6/2/4389946/maverick-rowan-pitt-basketball-pittsburgh-panthers-2016-jamie-dixon-kentucky-wildcats

AAU State Championships: Results

Here are the winners:

17U: All-Ohio Red
16U: All-Ohio Black
15U: Cincy Lakers
14U: Ohio Basketball Club West

Also, would like to congratulate All-Ohio Red 12U for winning the inaugural NYBL championship defeating the Carolina Preps.

Lamont Tillman's Ohio Hoopsters 13U team took home the Buckeye Prep Summer Showdown outlasting Team Excel in the title game.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Triple Double Prospects: Latest Rankings

Check out Triple Double Prospects' latest 2014, 2015, and 2016 position rankings, which were released yesterday.

Verse of the Day

"In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?" -Psalm 56:4

**I love this verse. At times, for me, I need to read this over-and-over again. When we are striving to live righteously, which is a daily battle, we are going to get resistance from the enemy of our soul. He will constantly throw in our minds thoughts about what others may think of us or try to get us to live in fear of others. Just remember, and this goes for me as well, this is a lie. 

This is the Truth:
"Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell." -Matthew 10:28

Our concern needs to be what God thinks. Anything else is a lie from Satan himself. We fear what other people think of what we say, do, and how we live, but if we are living for The Lord, we can be free of this type of thinking. Remember, we perform for an audience of One. 

2013 Super Soph Camp

This weekend, the 2013 Super Soph Camp will unfold in Atlanta, Georgia. The camp is invite-only for the top rising sophomores in the country.

Ohio's flavor includes Seth Towns (6'7/WF/Columbus Northland), Matt Moyer (6'5/WF/Gahanna Lincoln), Keith Griffin (5'10/PG/Shaker Heights), and Omari Spellman (6'8/PF/North Royalton).

All information can be found below.

www.supersophcamp.com

2013 Pangos All-American Camp


The 2013 Pangos All-American Camp will take place this weekend in Long Beach, California. The prestigious, invite-only camp draws top players from across the nation, which will include Cleveland VASJ's Carlton Bragg (6'9/PF/2015).

Here is the camp web site.

2013 Ohio AAU Championships

Here is a look at the tentative pools and schedule for this weekend's AAU state championships in Cincinnati.

The Ohio Basketball Club team listed in the 16U division will be the OBC's 15U squad.

http://www.swohiosports.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=XWQhqJQ%2b0P0%3d&tabid=360&mid=1792&language=en-US

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

News and Notes

Girard guard Craig Randall (2015) earned his first official offer from Toledo on Tuesday according to Triple Double Prospects' Corey Albertson.

Randall plays alongside Carlton Bragg (Cleveland VASJ) with the Ohio Basketball Club.