The 2011 All-Ohio Nike Super 16 Showcase will take place this Saturday and Sunday in several Central Ohio locations including Ohio Dominican University, Pickerington Central High School, Whitehall-Yearling High School, J Ashburn Youth Center, and the New Covenant Believers Church (Focus Center).
In all, 88 teams in age groups 14-17U will take part in Ohio's best AAU event in the month of May.
Breakdown of Teams:
The U-17 division will consist of some Ohio's best including All-Ohio Red, All-Ohio Purple, CP3 All-Stars (NC), Ohio Hoopsters, Team CBIZ, D3 Pride (IN), All-Ohio Gold, Ohio Basketball Club, All-Ohio Black, King James Shooting Stars, Dayton Metro, Hidden Gems, WV Wildcats, Mustang Ballers, and the West Chester Hawks.
CP3 will bring to Ohio one of the best 2014 prospects in the country in Theo Pinson (6'5) out of Oak Ridge Military Academy. Some other players of interest for CP3 are Shawn Lester (6'3/2012), Madison Jones (6'1/2012), Tyrek Coger (6'8/2013), Aaron Scales (6'9/2012), and Eric Johnson (6'1/2014).
The Jordan Brand outfit will be without star 2012 prospect Rodney Purvis (6'4) of Upper Room Christian. The former Louisville commit will be attending the Adidas Nations in Las Vegas along with Ohio Basketball Club's Elijah Brown (6'2/2013).
D3 Pride out of Indiana features high major recruit Gary Harris (6'5) of Hamilton Southeastern HS (IN). Harris is on the Buckeyes' radar, but so are several other schools including Purdue where his mother and father attended.
Dorian's Pride (MI) will feature Ray Lee and Anton Wilson on its 17U squad and Joseph Powell, Jerry Smith, and Julian Henderson on its 15U team. Powell, Smith, and Henderson all attend Saginaw HS. Eric Davis and Trevor Manuel will lead the 14U club.
The U-16 field will be highlighted by All-Ohio Red, All-Ohio Varsity, Ohio Basketball Club, Martin's Wolverines, Team CBIZ, TNBA East, and King James Shootings Stars. The West Chester Hawks (NY), All-Ohio Toledo (Grey), West Virginia Wildcats, and Hidden Gems are some other quality participants.
The Class of 2013 is the deepest in Ohio, which means when the top teams get together it always makes for great competition. This division should be lights out. Some intriguing pool play games include All-Ohio Varsity vs. King James Shooting Stars, Ohio Basketball Club vs. All-Ohio Toledo, West Chester Hawks vs. Martin's Wolverines, and Team CBIZ vs. West Virginia Wildcats.
The U-15 sector has All-Ohio Red, Ohio Tarheels, Ohio Varsity, Ferrari (IL), KIng James Shooting Stars, Hidden Gems, Team CBIZ, and Dorian's Pride (MI).
This is a big weekend for the Class of 2014 to see which team seperates itself from the pack. It would have been nice if King of the Court was involved, but perhaps we will get our first All-Ohio Red/King James Shooting Stars match up of the spring.
The U-14 division will be headlined by Team Berea, Ferrari (IL), King James Shooting Stars, Dorian's Pride, All-Ohio Red, and Spiece Indy Heat.
The action will get underway at noon on Saturday with the price of admission being $8 for adults and $6 for students.