Boys Basketball Recruiting Update: Who is Headed Where (or might be)

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Here is the latest in the world of basketball recruiting from around the Buckeye state.


Here is the latest in the world of basketball recruiting from around the Buckeye state.

Jack Gibbs, a point guard from Westerville North, has committed to Davidson on Monday after visiting Akron and Creighton. Gibbs is a solid get for Davidson even after missing the last year with a knee injury. He is a fierce competitor with the ability to bring his team to his level of intensity.

Demonte Flannigan of Cleveland VASJ made the call to Cleveland State over the weekend giving Coach Gary Waters an athletic power forward with a college-ready body.

Dontonio “DJ” Wingfield of Cincinnati Walnut Hills recently pledged to Ohio University. Wingfield, a scoring wing, is attending his third high school in four years.

Division 2 heavyweight Findlay has taken commits from three outstanding Ohio talents in point guard Austin Gardner of Toledo St. John’s, wing Ricardo Smith of Toledo Whitmer, and forward Tyler Stern of Worthington Kilbourne.

Canton McKinley’s Mike Mills (PF) committed to D2 Lincoln Memorial in Harrogate, Tennessee. Brandon Bapst (WF) of Grove City verbally agreed to Malone, Fredericktown’s Ryan Logan (WF/PF) made the call to Stonehill in Boston, Massachusetts, and Kody Bender (SG) of Elyria committed to D2 power West Liberty University (WV).

Nigel Hayes (6’7/WF/PF) of Toledo Whitmer is down to four schools, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Stanford. He is currently analyzing his options, so look for him to commit in the near future.

Devin Williams
(6’8/PF) of Montverde Academy (FL), formerly of Cincinnati (Withrow), is down to three schools, Memphis, Ohio State, and West Virginia. UCLA and Xavier have been dropped off his list, which were heavy favorites at one point. 

Monty Boykins (6’4/SG) of Lakota West HS is one of the better scoring wings still on the board. Boykins is considering options from Detroit, Butler, Richmond, Robert Morris, Utah State, and some others.

Jaaron Simmons (6’0/PG) of Kettering Alter HS is a very good scoring lead guard still available. St. Bonaventure, Hofstra, Western Michigan, and Wichita State are at the top of the list, but Simmons will remain patient. Simmons would preferably commit before the season gets started, but isn’t opposed to waiting.

Carlton Bragg (6’9/PF) of Cleveland VASJ is a hot name around the country following his play at several elite showcases/camps. The 2015 prospect owns offers from Illinois, West Virginia, Cincinnati, and Dayton. Bragg has vaulted into the Top 50 in the country, and has staked his claim for top honors in Ohio.

Jae’Sean Tate (6’5/WF) of Pickerington Central HS recently joined the football team after a week 6-setback to rival Pickerington North HS. Tate, the state’s Top 2014 hoop prospect, is starting at defensive end for the Purple and White.

Deiondray Martin (6’5/WF) is back in Ohio after spending last year at Detroit Community HS in Michigan. The Eastern Michigan verbal currently attends Columbus Brookhaven HS. Martin spent his first two years at Lima Senior HS.

Luke Kennard (6’5/CG) of Franklin HS, one of the top 2015 prospects in Ohio, currently has offers from Ohio State, Indiana, West Virginia, Dayton, Xavier, Cincinnati, and Miami (OH), according to his father.

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