Sleepers, Studs, Notes and more…Everything you need to know about the
upcoming D-I basketball season is here.
Division I is where the big boys play and this year will be no different. The talent pool is deep from top to bottom across Ohio with 20 to 30 teams possessing a legitimate shot at being the last team left standing.
This isn’t to say some teams don’t have better odds than others, but the talent is spread out for the most part. Last year was much the same as Cincinnati La Salle eventually rose above the rest to cash in its first state championship since 1996. Coach Dan Fleming was able to do so despite suffering a late season heart attack only to return to the bench by the state tournament.
DI is without a doubt the hardest division to repeat with history speaking for itself. Canton McKinley was a repeat winner in 2005 & 2006, which is the only team to do so since the four division inception in 1988. Prior to McKinley doing so, we must date back to 1973 and 1974 when head coach Paul Frey led Cincinnati Elder to back-to-back big school state championships.
With Cincinnati La Salle losing the majority of its team, with the exception of Josh Lemons, it doesn’t appear likely a repeat will happen for the Lancers. This opens the door for several hungry teams with the ability to win a state championship.
TEAMS TO WATCH
• The Vikings (26-2) made another tremendous run a season ago, but if you are only as good as your last game, the Vikings have some work to do. Northland was handled by Cincinnati La Salle in the state championship in almost every facet of the game. Whether it was a bad night or the fact that La Salle was just that good, the Vikings are loaded with talent once again and looks to finish what they started last year. Northland is an astounding (121-6) over the past five years, which is just ridiculous. The Vikings have not lost a city league game in five seasons, which has translated to five Columbus City League titles. Three of the city league championship games were against Columbus Eastmoor, and ironically, the coach of those teams was Sean Taylor. The former Eastmoor boss is now the head man at Northland after long-time boss James “Satch” Sullinger decided to hang up the whistle this past spring. Taylor inherits four returning starters from last year’s state runner-up team, but will have to replace JJHuddle’s reigning Player of the Year, Trey Burke. The AP’s Mr. Basketball has taken his game to the University of Michigan after averaging 23.3 points per game as a senior for the Vikings. Jordan Potts (5’10/Sr.) and Kechaun Lewis (6’4/Sr) return in the backcourt after productive junior campaigns. Potts, a UNC Greensboro commit, averaged a shade below nine points and knocked down 38 bonus balls. Lewis, who is one of the better athletes in the state, was good for 6.5 points and 3.3 assists per contest. The Vikings most sizable advantage will be in the paint where they possess the best one-two combination in the Buckeye state in 6’8 seniors Jalen Robinson and Devon Scott. Both Robinson and Scott are committed to the University of Dayton. Robinson averaged 12.7 points and 9.7 boards, while shooting 70 percent from the field. Scott tallied 11.5 points and 9.9 caroms to go along with a 73 percent showing from the floor. The likely fifth starter will be 6’2 sophomore Ty Hairston, who is a lefty that can knock down shots and play with poise. The bench will be young and talented with 6’6 sophomore Jaylen Tucker, 6’3 sophomore Derick McKeiten, 6’3 sophomore Nate Jameson, 6’2 junior Armani Townes, and 6’7 freshman Doug Taylor. Tucker is long and athletic wing, who transferred from Groveport-Madison. Antiney Hoover (5’8/Sr.) and Jhustus Cornely (6’0/So.) will also log minutes. Northland, who last lost a city league game on February 14, 2006 to Columbus West (60-54), will play a fierce schedule with the likes of Huntington Prep (WV), Lakewood St. Edward, Toledo St. John’s, Logan (WV), Columbus Brookhaven, and a possible match up with Walnut Ridge in the city league championship. The Green and Yellow are ranked No. 16 by the USA Today.
• The Bulldogs (24-2) enjoyed arguably its best season in school history by reaching the state semis for the first time in 61 years. William “Sonny” Johnson’s program has been on the rise ever seen since he took over at his alma mater. Johnson, Ohio’s 1998 Mr. Basketball, guided his team to a 19-0 start a season ago before losing to Strongsville in the regular season finale. The Bulldogs rebounded with win tournament wins over Warren Howland, Cleveland Heights, Warren Harding, Lakewood St. Edward, and Mentor before falling Northland in the semis. Garfield returns a boatload of talent, but two key pieces have since graduated. Trey Lewis, who is now at Penn State, averaged 23 points per game as a senior and Mike McQueen did most of the dirty work. Adam Barbour is also gone, who started much of the year. However, the Bulldogs welcome back Tony Farmer (6’7/Jr.) and Terrell Byrd (5’10/Sr.) from last year’s starting line up. Farmer, who is one of the top juniors in Ohio and the country, averaged 18 points and Byrd was good for seven tallies. Senior Mike Davis (6’1), a Northern Illinois signee, should step into a greater scoring role this season taking over for Lewis. Davis is more than capable. Senior Jermaine Davis (6’9), a La Salle signee, has a chance to be a major impact player this season. If Davis can be more active and stay on the floor, GH will have a huge advantage in the paint against most squads. Kenny Simpson (5’10/Sr.), Marquis Jackson (5’10/Sr.), and Richard Parker (6’1/Jr.) are more returnees. The emergence of 6’9 sophomore David Bell and Shaker Heights transfer Brett Thomas (6’2/Sr.) should provide the Bulldogs with solid depth. Garfield will have a quality schedule featuring Lakewood St. Edward, Columbus Northland, Mentor, and Akron SVSM.
“We will be an athletic team that really likes to defend and pressure the ball,” Johnson noted
Toledo St. John’s
• The Titans’ (20-3) season ended in the district finals to upstart Toledo Central Catholic shutting down their chance at a seventh state tournament birth. The Titans have three state runner-trophies in head coach Ed Heintschel’s long tenure. St. John’s will be replacing 75 percent of its scoring from last season, but the Titans rarely rebuild rather they reload. This year should be no different. The Titans welcome back 6’8 junior Marc Loving, an Ohio State commit, after scoring 18.3 points per game as a sophomore. Loving, who is arguably the state’s best talent, will be joined by fellow returning starter, DJ Bonds (5’10/Sr.). The biggest surprise may be the improvement of point guard Austin Gardner (6’0/Jr.). Gardner was mainly a spot player as a sophomore, but the savvy junior has raised his game to a new level and should be primed for a breakout season. Seniors Tarvis Malone (5’11), Caleb Wallace (6’3), Alex Carter (6’2), and James O’Shea (6’2) also saw minutes as juniors. The newcomers will be sophomores Anthony Glover (6’0) and Dilyn Good (6’7) along with junior Tyler Thompson (6’0). One glowing absence is junior Brogan Roback, who has decided to sit out after quarterbacking the football team. TSJ will need to replace some valuable seniors from last year’s squad in Cheatham Norrils, Jeff Copeland, Zach Steinmetz, and shooter Nick Felhaber. The Titans will open this Friday at Shaker Heights followed by a Saturday night special with Lakewood St. Edward. Also on the schedule are games against Whitmer, Findlay, Northland, Lima Senior, Detroit Jesuit, Toledo CC, and Toledo Rogers.
Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller
• It was another successful year for Moeller, as the Crusaders finished (22-3) losing in the regional final to rival, Cincinnati La Salle. Big Moe’ has won at least 20 games in eight of the past nine seasons. The Crusaders have won three state championships under head coach Carl Kremer’s watch. Moeller has been to five state tournaments since 1999, winning three and finishing runner-up once. No one has been able to equal that tournament success in Division I over the past 12 years. Kremer’s team lost some key pieces from last year especially in the backcourt with graduation of Charlie Byers and Alex Barlow along with Shaquille Jinks and Cody Wacker. With the loss of Byers and Barlow, the team will have to find a new identity. The cupboard isn’t bare with the return of starters Ben Galemmo (5’11/Sr.) and Tony Sabato (6’7/Sr.). Galemmo averaged 8.2 points per game as a junior, but will be asked to handle the ball much more this season and not just be a knock down shooter. Sabato, an Elon signee, averaged a little less than five points per outing and more than four boards. Sabato’s game has improved immensely, so look for more from him this season. The other main returnees are junior Josh Davenport (6’3) and senior Alex Voss (6’5). Davenport has the potential to be the go-to-guy on this team if he can put it all together. The junior oozes with potential. Keith Watkins (5’11/Jr.) will likely be the other guard once he recovers from a football injury. Moe’ will have nice size off the bench in senior Devin Gesky (6’6), junior Patrick Wrencher (6’6), sophomore Blake Simpson (6’6), and juniors Jack Lynch (6’3) and Corey Muchmore (6’4). Seniors Michael Riney (5’11), Nick Stofko (5’10), and TJ Larkin (6’1) will provide depth at guard along with talented sophomores Grant Benzinger (6’2) and Trey Hawkins (5’9). The Crusaders will be battle tested as usual meeting teams such as Winton Woods, Kettering Alter, Middletown, St. Xavier, Elder, La Salle, Aiken, Roger Bacon, Dayton CJ, and a three-game tournament in Doral (FL).
• The Panthers (20-2) appeared to ready to make a long tournament run after defeating Toledo Central Catholic and avenging their only regular season loss to Toledo St. John’s in the Toledo City League Final Four. However, Toledo CC had other plans by ousting Whitmer in the district semis by an extra point, 28-27. The Panthers have the talent to repeat last year’s success and beyond. Coach Bruce Smith’s unit will feature a frontcourt of seniors Storm Norton (6’8) and Christ Wormley (6’7) along with junior Nigel Hayes (6’7). Norton has several MAC offers for football, while Wormley has committed to play at Michigan. Hayes averaged 15 points per game as a junior, and is known as one of the best juniors in Ohio as well as the nation. Hayes is an AAU teammate of Marc Loving with the prestigious All-Ohio program and his older brother plays football at Ohio State. The enormous frontcourt will be joined by Holland Springfield transfer Leroy Alexander. The 6’2 senior averaged 17.5 points per game as a junior and recently won an AAU National Championship as part of All-Ohio Red’s U17 team. Senior Ray Rublaitus (6’2) and juniors Ricardo Smith (6’1), Luke Hickey (5’11), and Tyler Klem (6’0) should provide deepness in the backcourt. Whitmer will have tough games with St. John’s, Toledo CC, Findlay, Lima Sr., Perrysburg, and Bedford (MI).
Columbus Walnut Ridge
• Coach Jason Bates has built a machine at Walnut Ridge and don’t look for the train to stop anytime soon. The Scots took another program step last season by advancing to the Columbus City League Championship Game and making the district finals before dropping a close verdict to Gahanna Lincoln, 47-44. The Ridge may have its best team this year with enough talent to make two quality teams. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say the Scots have two teams capable of winning the City League South. WR welcomes back three starters in Fred Hardgrove (5’11/Sr.), Adam McCall (5’11/Sr.), and Roy Alexander (6’4/Sr.). Hardgrove and McCall are bulldogs on the floor, and Alexander is the teams best all around performer. Allasane Kah (6’9/Sr.), Isaiah Brooks (5’8/Sr.), Kai Turner (6’7/Sr.), and Rob Wheelwright (6’3) also return from last year’s (18-5) combine. Newcomers Malik Dime (6’9/Sr.), Grant Harris (6’2/Sr.), and Dymiere Finch (6’2/So.) should have a big impact for the Scots. Harris averaged 19 points per game as a junior for Harvest Prep. The six spot may even be low for this team, but we want to see them put it all together when the lights come on and we think they will. Coach Bates, who is the brother of Michael Bates (head coach at Africentric) and son of Leroy Bates (former head coach at Toledo Libbey), always plays a great schedule and this year is no different. The Ridge will play in the Play-by-Play Classic, The Flyin’ to the Hoop against Fort Recovery, and league games with Marion-Franklin, Africentric, and Eastmoor.
“This year’s team is a unique combination of experienced guards and athletic bigs,” Bates mentioned. “We will play anywhere from 8-11 players every night, and employ a pressure defense and up tempo offensive style.”
• The Warriors were (17-6) a year ago playing mainly sophomores and a few juniors, but those kids are now a year older which isn’t good for the rest of Central Ohio. North’s season ended in the district semis against Gahanna Lincoln, a game the Warriors controlled most of the night. North returns four starters and six of its top seven. The returnees start with 5’10 junior point guard, Jack Gibbs. As a sophomore, Gibbs averaged 18.1 points a game. Gibbs is well known not only in Ohio but around the country for his relentless pursuit of excellent each time he takes the floor. He is a self-made player with the “it” factor. He is one of the best guards in Ohio regardless of class. Gibbs will be joined by lights out shooter Matt Rhodes (6’5/Sr.). Rhodes dropped 15.8 tallies a contest as a junior and signed to play at Walsh University. Rhodes possesses one of the best pure strokes around with the ability to make a bevy of shots. Senior Taivion Thomas (6’5) will be the paint presence for the Warriors with his ability to play bigger than his size. Thomas averaged 12.5 points as a junior. Junior Adrian Cook (5’10) has the ability to knock down long distance triples and his overall guards skills have improved, which will take some pressure off Gibbs. Junior Darren Nettles (5’9) and senior Zach Glenn (5’8) are returnees as well. The newcomers list is headlined by 6’2 junior Jaylen Benton, a Northland transfer. Benton is an AAU teammate of Gibbs and Cook. Junior Brett Durden (6’0) and hardworking sophomore Alex Stewart (6’4) should also see minutes. North will have a tough conference schedule against Westerville South, Olentangy Liberty, and Westerville Central along with a meeting against Cincinnati Taft. The Warriors have a chance to be special if they can rebound the basketball. Scoring shouldn’t be an issue, but the lack of size is a concern. Regardless, North should be a major factor around the state.
Lakewood St. Edward
• The Eagles (18-6) are coming off another solid campaign, which ended to Garfield Heights in the regional semis. St. Edward is a giant among teams in Northeast Ohio much like Moeller in the Southwest, and the program success speaks for itself. The Eagles have made six state tournament appearances since 1996 winning the gold in 1998 and if it weren’t for Delvon Roe suffering a season-ending injury in 2008 they likely win that year. Coach Eric Flannery has been the boss since 1997 and the wins haven’t stopped. This won’t be a loaded Ed’s team, but they are deep and have quality guards despite losing junior Elijah Brown to Mater Dei (CA). Brown’s father, Mike (Brown), took the Los Angeles Lakers head coaching position. Three starters return led by 6’2 senior Myles Hamilton, a Kennesaw State signee. Hamilton averaged 12.6 points per encounter as a junior and won an AAU National Championship this past summer with All-Ohio Red. Hamilton makes winning plays, which gives every team he is on a chance to compete. Mike Newton (5’11/Sr.) will be back at the point and senior Mark Murray (6’2) is the third returning starter. Seniors Mike Mason (6’6), James Crawford (5’10), Kevin Boyer (5’10), Kevin Craighead (6’4), and Joe Dever (6’3) along with sophomore Marsalis Hamilton (6’3) all saw minutes last season. The newcomers are led by four juniors in Brandon Simpson (6’7), Tim Stainbrook (6’5), Royal Eddie (6’1), and Collin Popson (6’3) along with sophomore Tony Vuyancih (6’3). Vuyancih’s brother, Joey (Vuyancih), is a standout at Mentor Lake Catholic. Ed’s will not only have to replace Brown, but guard Delbert Love (Kennesaw State), Kyle Pisco, and Jake Lorbach. The Eagles will be at the Myrtle Beach Ball Classic along with game versus Huntington Prep (WV) and Columbus Northland.
• No one in the state pieces a team together quite like Steve Arnold at Warren Harding. The Raiders always have talent, but Arnold seems to be able to find the missing pieces at the last minute. The Raiders finished last season with a fine (18-5) mark losing to Garfield Heights in the district championship game. Several key members of that team are gone including 6’5 Tre’ Brown and 6’7 Craig McFerrin. However, Arnold has once again put a formidable roster together worthy of our preseason Top 10. Harding will be led by the talented Shaheed Davis (6’8), who is a matchup nightmare. Davis is one of the better talents in Ohio with several D1 colleges showing interest. Senior point guard Jesse Hardin returns as well. Hardin could be the key cog in the offense. Davis will be joined in the frontcourt by senior Rashid Gaston (6’8). Rasaun Smith (6’0) will certainly help out after transferring over from Cleveland Central Catholic. Smith is a very athletic two guard with the ability to score. He averaged just below 15 points per game as a junior. Delshawn Bell (6’4/Sr.) and Euclid transfer Arthur Cook (6’5) will log plenty of minutes and Donovan Cavin (5’11/Sr.) and Orlando Ervin (6’5/Sr.) should give the Raiders some punch off the pine. Lorain, Canton McKinley, Shaker Heights, Cleveland St. Ignatius, Akron SVSM, Lakewood St. Edward, Euclid, and Cleveland Heights make up part of a real formidable slate.
• The Red Raiders suffered a disappointing ending to its 2010-2011 campaign with a loss to Cleveland St. Ignatius early in the tournament. Shaker Heights (13-8) has a chance to erase that memory with an even better year in the making. The Red Raiders are led by arguably the best player in the state, 6’1 senior Terry Rozier. As a junior, Rozier averaged 20.2 points a night before helping All-Ohio Red win the U17 AAU National Championship. Rozier’s recruitment really blew up on the AAU circuit, which allowed him to sign at the University of Louisville. Rozier is extremely explosive on the offensive end with the ability make high level plays off the dribble drive. Rozier can play above the rim, knock down threes, defend, and make his teammates better and most nights he will be on another level of everyone else on the court. Junior Kash Blackwell (6’4) is back as well after a solid sophomore season. Blackwell is being courted by several D1 colleges. Sophomore Rosel Hurley (6’5) should play a more prominent role this year. Hurley is already drawing D1 looks. Guards Mel Leach (5’9/Jr.) and Aaron Porter (6’1/Sr.) are back along with the hardworking Jordan Allen (6’5/Sr.). Euclid transfer Je’land Head (5’11/Sr.) should boost the line up as well. One newcomer worth mentioning is 6’5 freshman Esa Ahmad, who is one of the best players in his class. Ahmad has a chance to start and owns the ability to score inside/out. Shaker Heights opens up at home against Toledo St. John’s before a slate featuring Warren Harding, Euclid, Lorain, Cleveland Heights, Canton McKinley, and Lakewood St. Edward.
THE NEXT BEST
• Cincinnati Withrow, Toledo Central Catholic, Canton McKinley, Mentor, Lyndhurst Brush, and Middletown.
DON’T SLEEP ON THESE TEAMS
Pickerington Central, Cincinnati Princeton, Cincinnati La Salle, Cincinnati Winton Woods, Cleveland Heights, Westerville South, Dublin Coffman, Upper Arlington, Olentangy Orange, Olentangy Liberty, Thomas Worthington, Lakota West, Lima Senior, Centerville, Reynoldsburg, Cincinnati Western Hills, Cincinnati St. Xavier, Springboro, Mason, Lakota East, Lorain, Beavercreek, Cincinnati Colerain, Huber Heights Wayne, Clayton Northmont, Stow, Findlay, North Canton Hoover, Troy, Cincinnati Walnut Hills, Perrysburg, Kent Roosevelt, Cincinnati Turpin, Kenston, Zanesville, Norwalk, Hamilton Ross, and Toledo Rogers.
• Marc Loving (Toledo St. John’s) returns as a JJHuddle 2nd Team All-Ohio performer. Nigel Hayes (Toledo Whitmer) earned 3rd team, Terry Rozier (Shaker Heights) and Justin Fritts (Mentor) were 4th team, and Tony Farmer (Garfield Heights) and CJ Gettys (Findlay) was 5th unit. Eric Truog (Kenston) was Division II, 4th team.
• Loving, Hayes, and Fritts were AP 2nd Team All-Ohio and Geovonie McKnight (Middletown) and Gettys were 3rd team. Truog was Division II, 3rd team.
• Elijah Macon (Marion-Franklin), a West Virginia commit, and Evan Payne (Walsh Jesuit) both departed the state to play at Huntington Prep (WV).
• Kenny Kaminski (Medina), a Michigan State signee, will miss the entire season due to injury as will Matt Bingaya (Delaware Hayes). Bingaya recently committed to Morehead State.
• Will this be the year Northwest Ohio ends its drought? NW Ohio hasn’t won a DI title since Toledo Scott in 1990. Toledo Macomber, led by Jimmy Jackson, was on the 1989 gold. Toledo St. John’s, Toledo Whitmer, and Toledo CC will try and put an end to this streak.
• Cincinnati, Cleveland, Canton, and Columbus have won 14 of the 24 Division I championships.
• 16 players in Division I have committed to a Division 1 college at this point, and eight to Division II. Kenny Kaminski (Michigan State), Terry Rozier (Louisville), Jalen Robinson (Dayton), Devon Scott (Dayton), CJ Gettys (UNC-Wilmington), Kyle Molock (St. Joseph’s), Tony Sabato (Elon), Eric Truog (Marist), Jermaine Davis (La Salle), Mike Davis (Northern Illinois), Jordan Potts (UNC-Greensboro), Caris Levert (Ohio University), Myles Hamilton (Kennesaw State), Dave Walker (Northeastern), Eric Weisenbach (Tennessee Tech), Matt Bingaya (Morehead State), Mark Minch (Ohio Dominican), Chad Nelson (Ohio Dominican), Max Mischkulnig (Maryville), Trent Weaver (Ohio Dominican), Steve Walczak (Lake Erie), Justin Fritts (Wheeling Jesuit), Matt Rhodes (Walsh), and Nick Archer (Hillsdale).
• Marc Loving (Ohio State) and Mark Donnal (Michigan) are the lone juniors in Division I committed to a D1 college.
• Moving up to DI from DII (14): Akron Kenmore, Aurora, Avon, Canal Winchester, Chagrin Falls Kenston, Walsh Jesuit, Hilliard Bradley, Olentangy, Louisville, Mansfield Madison, Maumee, Norwalk, Toledo Rogers, and Zanesville.
PRESEASON ALL-OHIO TEAMS
Jack Gibbs (5’10/Jr.)- Westerville North
Terry Rozier (6’1/Sr.)- Shaker Heights
Marc Loving (6’8/Jr.)- Toledo St. John’s
Jalen Robinson (6’8/Sr.)- Columbus Northland
Devon Scott (6’8/Sr.)- Columbus Northland
Jordan Potts (5’11/Sr.)- Columbus Northland
Geovonie McKnight (6’3/Sr.)- Middletown
Myles Hamilton (6’2/Sr.)- Lakewood St. Edward
Nigel Hayes (6’7/Jr.)- Toledo Whitmer
Tony Farmer (6’7/Jr.)- Garfield Heights
Caris Levert (6’5/Sr.)- Pickerington Central
Tyler White (6’2/Sr.)- Lima Senior
Justin Fritts (6’1/Sr.)- Mentor
Devin Williams (6’8/Jr.)- Cincinnati Withrow
CJ Gettys (6’11/Sr.)- Findlay
Aaron Jackson (6’4/Jr.)- Gahanna Lincoln
Adam McCall (5’11/Sr.)- Walnut Ridge
Allante Foster (6’4/Sr.)- Cincinnati Colerain
Allen Gant (6’2/Sr.)- Sylvania Southview
Andy Bosley (6’4/Sr.)- Olentangy Orange
Austin Gardner (6’0/Jr.)- Toledo St. John’s
Ben Galemmo (5’11/Sr)- Cincinnati Moeller
Ben Haraway (6’0/So.)- Norwalk
Brandon Bapst (6’4/Jr.)- Grove City
Bryan Porter (6’2/Sr.)- Cincinnati Colerain
Cam Wilson (6’2/Sr.)- Dublin Jerome
Carter Smith (5’9/Sr.)- Upper Arlington
Chad Nelson (6’1/Sr.)- Pickerington Central
Christian Graves (6’3/Sr.)- Westerville Central
CJ Bussey (6’0/Jr.)- Toledo CC
Clemmye Owens (6’1/Jr.)- Toledo Rogers
Cody May (6’3/Jr.)- Troy
Connor Dahn (6’4/Sr.)- Worthington Kilbourne
Connor Myslowski (6’3/Jr.)- West Carrollton
Da’Vontai Rorie (6’5/Sr.)- Canton McKinley
Damen Gooch (6’0/Sr.)- Cincinnati Withrow
Darin Harris (6’5/Sr.)- Mason
Davonte Peterson (5’9/Sr.)- Hilliard Davidson
Deontae Cole (6’5/Jr.)- Toledo CC
Deshone Kizer (6’4/So.)- Toledo CC
Devaughntah Williams (6’3/Sr.)- Canton McKinley
Devon Carter (5’7/Sr.)- Clayton Northmont
Devon Price (6’2/Jr.)- Pickerington North
Devonte Isom (6’4/Sr.)- Cleveland East Tech
Devonte Pratt (6’2/Jr.)- Toledo Rogers
Diontez McGee (6’0/Sr.)- Norwood
Elisha Campbell (6’3/Sr.)- Cincinnati Colerain
Eric Tivis (6’4/Jr.)- Cincinnati Princeton
Eric Truog (6’10/Sr.)- Kenston
Eric Weisenbach (6’11/Sr.)- Dublin Coffman
Grant Harris (6’2/Sr.)- Walnut Ridge
Isaiah Johnson (6’8/Sr.)- Walnut Hills
Isiah Rogers (5’8/Sr.)- Westerville South
Jack Mapes (6’0/Sr.)- Springboro
Jae’Sean Tate (6’4/So.)- Pickerington Central
Jake Bischoff (6’2/Sr.)- Olentangy Liberty
Jake Butt (6’5/Jr.)- Pickerington North
Jake Phillis (5’10/Jr.)- Zanesville
Jalen Camper (6’3/Jr.)- Beavercreek
Jalen Dartis (6’2/Jr.)- Newark
Jamal Trammell (6’3/Sr.)- Clayton Northmont
Jameel Moore (6’3/Jr.)- Lyndhurst Brush
JD Sprague (6’1/Sr.)- Mason
JJ Smith (6’4/Jr.)- Westland
Joe Cossins (6’8/Jr.)- Cincinnati Anderson
Jordan Cowgill (6’9/Sr.)- Thomas Worthington
Josh Davenport (6’3/Jr.)- Cincinnati Moeller
Josh Lemons (5’11/Sr.)- Cincinnati La Salle
Juan Ford (6’0/So.)- Huber Heights Wayne
Ke’Chaun Lewis (6’4/Sr.)- Columbus Northland
Keevin Tyus (6’4/Sr.)- Western Hills
Keith Clements (5’10/Sr.)- Huber Heights Wayne
Kendrick Williams (6’0/Sr.)- Dayton Fairborn
Keon Johnson (5’7/Jr.)- Mansfield Senior
Kersey Long (5’10/Jr.)- Westland
Kody Bender (6’1/Jr.)- Elyria
Kwan Cheatham (6’7/Jr.)- Cincinnati Winton Woods
Kyle Molock (6’1/Sr.)- Dublin Coffman
Leroy Alexander (6’2/Sr.)- Toledo Whitmer
Lionell Hill (5’10/Sr.)- Western Hills
Malcolm Smith (6’4/Sr.)- Cincinnati Princeton
Mark Donnal (6’9/Jr.)- Anthony Wayne
Marques Green (6’0/Sr.)- Xenia
Matt Kurelic (5’11/Sr.)- Olentangy Orange
Matt Rhodes (6’5/Sr.)- Westerville North
Maverick Morgan (6’9/Jr.)- Springboro
Max Mischkulnig (6’8/Sr.)- Hamilton Ross
Michael Van Kleunen (6’5/Sr.)- Mason
Mike Davila (5’11/Sr.)- Lorain
Mike Mills (6’8/Jr.)- Canton McKinley
Mikey Wells (5’9/Jr.)- Delaware Hayes
Monty Boykins (6’4/Jr.)- West Chester Lakota West
Nick Archer (6’8/Sr.)- Olentangy Liberty
Pharoah Brown (6’7/Sr.)- Lyndhurst Brush
Pierce Cumpstone (6’7/Sr.)- Kenston
R.J. Raglin (6’2/Sr.)- Reynoldsburg
Roderick Mills (6’5/So.)- Cincinnati St. Xavier
Roy Alexander (6’4/Sr.)- Walnut Ridge
Shemar Waugh (5’8/So.)- Canal Winchester
Spencer Kirksey (6’4/Sr.)- Reynoldsburg
Stedman Lowry (6’3/Jr.)- Lakota East
Stephen O’Daniel (6’0/Sr.)- Westerville South
Taivion Thomas (6’5/Sr.)- Westerville North
Tony Kynard (5’10/Jr.)- Toledo Rogers
Tony Sabato (6’7/Sr.)- Cincinnati Moeller
Trent Donald (6’4/Jr.)- Cincinnati Winton Woods
Tryee Gaiter (5’8/Sr.)- Cleveland Heights
Tyonte Robertson (6’0/So.)- Cincinnati Withrow
Vince Edwards (6’6/So.)- Middletown
Vitto Brown (6’7/Jr.)- Bowling Green
Wendell Davis (6’4/Jr.)- Reynoldsburg
Will Hill (5’10/Jr.)- Thomas Worthington
Will Hobby (6’3/Sr.)- Centerville
Zach McCorkle (6’4/Sr.)- Cincinnati Winton Woods
Zack McCormick (6’2/So.)- Cincinnati Turpin
Mike Davis (6’1/Sr.)- Garfield Heights
Andrew Pratt (6’5/Sr.)- Akron Green
Bruce Thomas (6’7/Sr.)- Kent Roosevelt
Ryan Coen (6’7/Sr.)- Uniontown Lake
Terrell Byrd (5’10/Sr.)- Garfield Heights
Jermaine Davis (6’9/Sr.)- Garfield Heights
Eric Stuczynski (6’4/Sr.)- Avon Lake
Harrison Blackledge (6’4/Jr.)- North Canton Hoover
Evan Bailey (6’5/So.)- Massillon Jackson
Curtis Oakley (6’4/Sr.)- Lyndhurst Brush
Jordan Humphrey (6’6/Sr.)- Massillon Perry
Curtis Black (6’5/Sr.)- Kent Roosevelt
Mike Newton (5’11/Sr.)- Lakewood St. Edward
Kash Blackwell (6’4/Jr.)- Shaker Heights
Rosel Hurley (6’5/So.)- Shaker Heights
David Walker (6’6/Sr.)- Stow
Shaheed Davis (6’8/Sr.)- Warren Harding
Jesse Hardin (6’0/Sr.)- Warren Harding
Rasaun Smith (6’0/Sr.)- Warren Harding
Josh Kipfer (6’6/Sr.)- Wadsworth
Gavin Skelly (6’8/So.)- Westlake
Cody Blizzard (6’5/Sr.)- Lakeside
Jeff Thomas (6’4/So.)- Norwalk
Jacob Cashen (6’4/Sr.)- Norwalk