Two Ohio cagers ranked in the ESPNU 100 – barely

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ESPNU updated its top 100 senior boys basketball players in the country yesterday and two Ohio cagers made the cut.

But just barely.

Click below to see who’s in.


ESPNU updated its top 100 senior boys basketball players in the country yesterday and two Ohio cagers made the cut.

But just barely.

Garrick Sherman of Kenton and Bobby Capobianco of Cincinnati Loveland close out the nation’s rankings coming in at Nos. 99 and 100, respectively.

Sherman (6-10, 220), averaged 23.6 points per game and 15.5 rebounds last season at center, was named the Western Buckeye League Player of the Year and was an All-Ohio second team selection.

He is already Kenton’s all-time leader in scoring and rebounding.

Sherman, who is also rated as the No. 10 center in the country by ESPNU, signed with Michigan State last November selecting the Spartans over Notre Dame, Purdue, Iowa and Bowling Green.

“Garrick Sherman is a very well-rounded big man, with the ability to shoot, rebound and block shots, as well as being an excellent passer,” MSU head coach Tom Izzo said in an official press release after signing day in November. “Because of where he played, he didn’t get some of the early recognition that other players received but we liked what we saw.

“He has great skills, very good timing, a tremendous work ethic and he is a very intelligent player that does all the little things. His potential to contribute initially will be based on his ability to adjust to the competition at the Division I and Big Ten level.”

Capobianco (6-8, 230) rounds up the ESPNU national rankings and is rated as the No. 32 power forward in the country. He was a second team All-District player as a junior with 21.2 points and 11 rebounds per game.

Capobianco signed with Indiana in November picking the legendary Hoosiers program over St. Louis, West Virginia, Bowling Green, Iowa and Marquette among others. He is part of a Hooisers recruiting class that is considered by many one of the top in the country.

“Bobby is someone that we’ve know for some time,” first-year heading coach Tom Crean said in a press release on signing day. “We saw him in the Indiana Elite program and then saw him at (Loveland) and it became clear to us, even back at Marquette that we wanted to offer him a scholarship.

He personifies toughness. He can rebound the basketball and score inside. I love the fact that he has developed into a guy that is a reliable jump shooter from the perimeter and loves to play.

“One of the things that really stands out about Bobby is how much he loves Indiana and we are excited to have him.”

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