Flyin the Hoop Previews: Game-by-Game Breakdowns

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Good Samaritan Hospital Flyin to the Hoop

The 11th annual Good Samaritan Flyin’ to the Hoop Invitational tips off
this weekend at Kettering Fairmont High School’s Trent Arena. The
four-day hoops extravaganza gets underway Friday evening and concludes
Monday night. Once again, some of Ohio’s top teams will see how they stack up against some of the nation’s best…


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The 11th annual Good Samaritan Flyin’ to the Hoop Invitational tips off this weekend at Kettering Fairmont High School’s Trent Arena. The four-day hoops extravaganza gets underway Friday evening and concludes Monday night.

The F2H, which takes place over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, will host 20 games covering the four days. Once again, some of Ohio’s top teams will see how they stack up against some of the nation’s best. In addition, the 4,000-plus-seat arena will play host to some great in-state match ups.

This Weekend’s Match Ups/Previews:

Findlay Prep, NV (21-0) vs. Thurgood Marshall (11-0), Fri. 6:30 p.m.

Players to Watch:

Findlay Prep: Nigel Williams-Goss (6’4/Sr.)- Washington; Christian Wood (6’11/Sr.)- UNLV; Stanford Robinson (6’4/Sr.)- Indiana; Allerick Freeman (6’4/Sr.)- UCLA; Benas Griciunas (7’0/Sr.)- Auburn; Fallou Ndoye (6’10/Sr.)- Mississippi State; Gavin Schilling (6’9/Sr.); Okoroh Kingsley (7’1/Jr.); and Jalen Poyser (6’4/So.).

Thurgood Marshall: Mark Alstork (6’4/Sr.); Ra’Chaun Martin (5’10/Jr.); Edmond Early (6’0/Sr.); Darren Groves (6’7/Sr.); Davion Ashe (6’4/Jr.); Tremaine Hawkins (6’0/Jr.); and Derrick Daniels (6’7/Fr.).

Notes: Todd Simon is in his first year as head coach of the Findlay Prep Pilots. The Pilots, who are currently No. 2 in the nation according to ESPN, have won three of the last four ESPN National High School Invitationals. Findlay Prep knocked off Thurgood Marshall in last year’s Flyin’ to the Hoop, 55-39, in a game much closer than the final score indicates. The Cougars are currently ranked No. 1 in the JJHuddle Division II Power Poll and are ranked 22nd by ESPN. Thurgood is perhaps the deepest team in the Midwest, and it will be interesting to see how it measures up against the Pilots. Alstork leads the Cougars in scoring and is one of the top unsigned prospects in the Buckeye state.

Huntington Prep, WV (17-1) vs. La Lumiere, IN (18-1), Fri. 8:15 p.m.

Players to Watch:

Huntington Prep: Andrew Wiggins (6’8/Sr.); Xavier Rathan-Mayes (6’4/Sr.)- Florida State; Travon Landry (6’1/Sr.)- Tennessee; Moses Kingsley (6’10/Sr.)- Arkansas; Dominic Woodson (6’10/Sr.)- Baylor; Austin Grandstaff (6’5/So.); and Montaque Gill-Ceasar (6’5/So.).

La Lumiere: Detrick Mostella (6’3/Sr.)- Oklahoma State; Torren Jones (6’8/Sr.)- Missouri; Jonathon Wilkins (6’10/Jr.); Jalen James (6’2/Sr.); Sam Logwood (6’6/Jr.); and Adi Aruna (6’7/Sr.).

Notes: Both teams come into Friday night’s contest with just a single loss to an undefeated team. Huntington Prep fell, 59-46, to No. 1 Montverde Academy and La Lumiere dropped its lone game to Findlay Prep, 61-53. Huntington Prep’s Andrew Wiggins is the consensus No. 1 player in North America regardless of class. He is considering offers from Kentucky, Florida State, and North Carolina along with Kansas, Syracuse, and Ohio State. La Lumiere’s Gavin Schilling is high on Ohio State’s wish list along with other Big 10, PAC 12 and Big 12 schools.

Xenia, OH (4-9) vs. Buford, GA (10-5), Sat. 11:30 a.m.

Players to Watch:

Xenia: Cody Phillipi (5’11/Sr.); David Roberts II (6’2/Sr.); Dominique Tucker (6’1/Sr.); and Clayton Kadel (5’9/Jr.).

Buford: AJ Davis (6’8/Sr.)- Tennessee; Isaiah Williams (6’1/Sr.); Justice Bartley (6’5/Jr.); Kyle Doyle (6’8/Sr.); and Brad Mapes (6’5/Sr.).

Notes: Buford’s AJ Davis is the son of Antonio Davis, who had some great years with the Indiana Pacers. Phillipi’s 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and five assists per game pace Xenia. Roberts adds 11.6 points and 6.3 rebounds, Tucker chips in nearly 10 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Kadel has been good for 9.2 points a night.

Columbus Northland, OH (11-0) vs. Wilmington, OH (9-2), Sat. 1:15 p.m.

Players to Watch:

Northland: Shemar Waugh (5’9/Jr.); Armani Towns (6’3/Sr.); Dereck McKeithen (6’3/Jr.); Jalen Tucker (6’7/Jr.); Seth Towns (6’6/Fr.); and Ty Hairston (6’1/Jr.).

Wilmington: Jarron Cumberland (6’2/Fr.); Jaevin Cumberland (6’0/So.); and Austin Mansfield (6’4/Sr.).

Notes: Northland is off to another fabulous start continuing a seven-year dominance in Central Ohio. The Vikings are currently ranked No. 5 in the JJHuddle Division I Power Poll. Armani Towns leads the Vikings in scoring at 13.4 points per game. McKeithen (12.3 ppg.) Tucker (12 ppg.), Seth Towns (11.5), Hairston (11 ppg.), and Waugh (9.6 ppg.) all provide great scoring balance for the undefeated Vikings. Wilmington has won seven consecutive games since starting the season (2-2). Jarron Cumberland, who is the best scoring freshman in the state, averages 18.2 points per game. His cousin, Jaevin, backs him at 15.4 points per outing. Mansfield adds 12 points and nine boards. Towns and Cumberland are both Top 100 freshmen in the country. Both teams have a game on Friday before making their way to Trent Arena on Saturday.

Westerville North, OH (10-0) vs. 22ft Academy, KY (8-2), Sat. 3 p.m.

Players to Watch:

Westerville North: Jack Gibbs (5’11/Sr.)- Davidson; Jaylen Benton (6’1/Sr.); Adrian Cook (5’11/Sr.); and Alex Stewart (6’5/Jr.).

22ft Academy: Jamar Ergas (6’3/So.); Mikyle McIntosh (6’6/Sr.); Petar Rusic (6’4/Sr.); and Brandon Chauca (5’9/Jr.).

Notes: Westerville North, who is ranked No. 2 in the JJHuddle Division I Power Poll, owns one of the best backcourts in the state of Ohio in Gibbs, Benton, and Cook. There may not be a better trio of guards. The Warriors have great balance in the scoring department with anyone of the three guards capable of leading the team on any given night, and Stewart can get it done on the interior as well. North will play Hilliard Darby on Friday before Saturday’s match up. 22ft Academy is a bit of an unknown outside of a couple notable kids on the roster. The Kentucky-based Academy is a late addition to the Flyin’ to the Hoop due to travel issues for Quality Education Academy. Jamar Ergas, who is a high-wire act, and Mikyle McIntosh headline the roster.

Our Savior New American, NY (9-4) vs. Lakota East, OH (11-3), Sat. 4:45 p.m.

Players to Watch:

Our Savior: Cheick Diallo (6’9/So.); Michael Nzei (6’7/Jr.); Kassoum Yakwe (6’8/Fr.); Djibril Diallo (6’2/So.); Steve Jean-Baptiste (6’0/Sr.); and Cheick Svane (6’1/Sr.).

Lakota East: Stedman Lowry (6’3/Sr.)- Hillsdale; Alex White (6’6/So.); Myo Baxter (6’4/So.); and Robbie Harpring (6’0/Sr.).

Notes: Our Savior New American is no stranger to the Flyin’ to the Hoop especially during the tournament’s early years. OSNA has dominated its competition with every trip to the Dayton-area. Cheick Diallo is drawing high-major interest with several offers already on the table. Nzei has some mid to low major interest. Yakwe, who is only a freshman, is on several college radars. OSNA has played a pretty tough schedule with its losses coming to DeLaSalle (MN), Mater Dei (CA), St. Benedict’s (NJ), and Morgan Park (IL). Lakota East, who will play at Middletown on Friday, comes into the game in need of a big win. The Thunderhawks have lost three of their last four games after starting the year 10-0. Lowry leads Lakota East in scoring at 18.6 points per game. White adds just over 11 points and nine rebounds a night, and classmate Baxter chips in 10.3 points. Harpring is right at 10 points a game.

HCYA, TX (19-7) vs. Franklin (9-3), Sat. 6:30 p.m.

Players to Watch:

HCYA: Justin Jackson (6’7/Jr.); Karl Rhodes (5’11/Sr.); Josh Decker (6’0/So.); Josh Hughes (6’3/Jr.); and Caleb Leser (6’4/Sr.).

Franklin: Luke Kennard (6’5/So.) and Travis Lakins (6’0/Sr.)

Notes: HYCA made good on its trip to Trent Arena last year defeating Springboro and Trotwood-Madison. Jackson dazzled the crowd with his efficient play scoring a total of 51 points in the two games. Jackson, who is one of the top 2014 prospects in the country, has plenty of interest including an offer from Ohio State. Former Major League Baseball player Karl “Tuffy” Rhodes coaches HYCA. HYCA has played almost as many games as the NBA. Kennard, who is one of the top wing prospects in the Midwest with offers from Big 10 and Atlantic 10 schools, leads Franklin. Kennard comes into the game averaging 27 points per outing and Lakins adds 16. Franklin’s only losses came to Bishop Gorman (NV), Orem (UT), and Springboro. Franklin is ranked 8th in the JJHuddle Division II Power Poll.

Trotwood-Madison (9-1) vs. La Lumiere, IN (18-1), Sat. 8:15 p.m.

Players to Watch:

Trotwood: Dezhontae Bennett (6’2/Jr.); JaMar Hammonds (6’4/Sr.); RaVonn Lovette (6’3/Sr.); Andre Foster (6’2/So.); and Chris Mack (5’9/Jr.).

La Lumiere: Detrick Mostella (6’3/Sr.)- Oklahoma State; Torren Jones (6’8/Sr.)- Missouri; Jonathon Wilkins (6’10/Jr.); Jalen James (6’2/Sr.); Sam Logwood (6’6/Jr.); and Adi Aruna (6’7/Sr.).

Notes: La Lumiere will be closing out the night for consecutive days. Local favorite, Trotwood-Madison, will try its hand against one of the nation’s best teams. The Rams come into the game with just one loss, and play Sidney on Friday before its Saturday night encounter. The Rams will try to counter La Lumiere’s talent with a terrific one-two combination of their own. Junior Dezhontae Bennett (23.3 ppg./10 rpg.) and JaMar Hammonds (22.4 ppg./7 rpg.) are combining for over 45 points per game. Lovette adds just over 13 points per game. The Rams have won six consecutive games since an 81-79 loss to Springfield and our ranked 4th in the latest JJHuddle Division II Power Poll.

Massillon Jackson, OH (10-4) vs. Cincinnati Aiken, OH (3-7), Sun. 11:30 a.m.

Players to Watch:

Jackson: Evan Bailey (6’5/Jr.); Nick Dillon (6’1/Sr.); Kyle Mottice (6’0/Jr.); Mitch Pugh (6’3/Jr.); David Smith (6’3/Jr.); Jake Vassas (6’5/Sr.); and Tyler Dunn (5’10/So.).

Aiken: Austin Grimes (6’3/Sr.); Demarcus Cook (6’3/Sr.); and Kameron Moore (6’6/Fr.).

Notes: Massillon Jackson dropped some games early in its schedule, but appears to be finding its rhythm despite the loss (injury) of talented senior Miles Griffin. Bailey is one of the top ranked juniors in Ohio, but has struggled some in the early going. His numbers are down quite a bit from his sophomore year, but the absence of Griffin could be playing a part. The scrappy Polar Bears having been getting plenty of scoring support from Dillon, who is a deadly outside threat. Aiken, on the other hand, has struggled mightily against a formidable schedule. Despite the trials, this is still a talented basketball team. Grimes paces the Falcons at 21 points and nearly 12 rebounds per game. Cook adds 11 points. Aiken will be playing its third game in as many nights when it tangles with Jackson followed by a Tuesday night encounter giving it four games in five nights.

Our Savior New American, NY (9-4) vs. Cleveland St. Ignatius (8-2), Sun. 1:15 p.m.

Players to Watch:

Our Savior: Cheick Diallo (6’9/So.); Michael Nzei (6’7/Jr.); Kassoum Yakwe (6’8/Fr.); Djibril Diallo (6’2/So.); Steve Jean-Baptiste (6’0/Sr.); and Cheick Svane (6’1/Sr.).

St. Ignatius: Alec Papesch (6’6/Sr.); Francisco Santiago (6’2/Sr.); Derek Sloan (6’5/Sr.); David Black (6’6/Jr.); Jaylin McDonald (6’5/So.); and Eric Black (6’6/Jr.).

Notes: Cleveland St. Ignatius, who is currently ranked No. 6 in the latest JJHuddle Division I Power Poll, will travel to Dayton just a night after meeting archrival Lakewood St. Edward in game that is already sold out. The Wildcats have showed brilliance at times this year, and their only slipups came in the same weekend to unbeaten Columbus Northland and Akron SVSM. The Wildcats will try to use their 11-man rotation to wear down a tall, long, and athletic Our Savior New American squad. In addition, to the players mentioned above, Ignatius junior Kyle Berger (6’3) is one of the state’s top football prospects. Also, keep an eye on junior point guard Danny Bova and seniors Austin Sterpka and Bryan Fisher. This will be OSNA’s second of three games at the Flyin’ to the Hoop.

HCYA, TX (19-7) vs. Akron SVSM (7-5), Sun., 3 p.m.

Players to Watch:

HCYA: Justin Jackson (6’7/Jr.); Karl Rhodes (5’11/Sr.); Josh Decker (6’0/So.); Josh Hughes (6’3/Jr.); and Caleb Leser (6’4/Sr.).

SVSM: VJ King (6’7/Fr.), Jalen Hudson (6’5/Jr.), Nick Wells (6’5/Sr.), and Franshon Bickley (5’7/Sr.).

Notes: Akron SVSM will be HYCA’s second test at the Flyin’ to the Hoop. The Irish return to the Flyin’ to the Hoop once again after falling to Cincinnati Taft in last year’s event. SVSM comes into the game blazing after four-straight victories, which includes a win over Cleveland St. Ignatius. The Irish started the year just (3-5) thanks in large part to several new faces and the football players trying to get into basketball shape following a run to the Division III state football championshop. King, who is rated one of the best 2016 prospects in the country, is averaging nearly 18 points per game. SVSM is currently ranked No. 5 in the latest JJHuddle Division II Power Poll. Hudson is another Division I prospect garnering attention from several MAC schools.

Roselle Catholic, NJ (8-2) vs. Walnut Hills, OH (12-1), Sun. 4:45 p.m.

Players to Watch:

Roselle Catholic: Tyler Roberson (6’8/Sr.)- Syracuse; Malachi Richardson (6’6/So.); Hakim Saintil (5’11/Sr.); Asante Gist (5’10/Fr.); Isaiah Still (6’5/So.); and Matt Bullock (6’4/Fr.).

Walnut Hills: Isaiah Johnson (6’9/Sr.)- Akron and DJ Wingfield (6’6/Sr.)- Ohio University.

Notes:  This has a chance to be one of the better match ups of the weekend. Roselle comes to Dayton with just a pair of setbacks, while Walnut Hills’ only blemish was to Huntington Prep, 61-54. Roberson leads RC in scoring (19.1 ppg.) and rebounding (8.5 rpg.). Richardson, who is one of the top prospects in the Class of 2015, averages a shade over 15 points a night. Walnut Hills is a senior laden team with terrific guard play from Sterling Gilmore, Ricardo Hill, and Kyree Burton along with very good size. The Eagles are on an eight-game winning streak and currently rank No. 1 in the latest JJHuddle Division I Power Poll. Johnson leads the club in scoring (17.7 ppg.) and rebounding (7.7 rpg.). Wingfield adds nearly 16 points and over six rebounds a game. Wingfield’s father, Dontonio Wingfield Sr., played in the NBA for several seasons. 

Garfield Heights (9-2) vs. Dayton Dunbar (10-2), Sun. 6:30 p.m.

Players to Watch:

Garfield: Willie Jackson (6’5/Fr.); Kyle Stergis (5’9/So.); Richard Parker (6’1/Sr.)- Berea; Al Burge (6’3/Jr.); David Bell (6’10/Jr.); Robert Hurst (5’9/Sr.); and Frankie Hughes (6’3/Fr.).

Dunbar: AJ Harris (5’9/So.) and Damarion Geter (6’8/Sr.)

Notes: Dayton Dunbar returns to the Flyin’ to the Hoop following a one-year absence. The Wolverines, who are the reigning Division II state champions, are currently ranked No. 2 in the JJHuddle Division II Power Poll. The Wolverines nearly made a monumental comeback against Beavercreek on Tuesday, but the effort fell short. Harris, who is one of the top sophomore point guards in the Midwest, scored a career-high 30 points in the loss. Geter is one of the top seniors yet to commit. Garfield has become a regular at the event. Burge leads the Bulldogs at 16.5 per game. Parker chips in 14 points, Bell adds 13 points and eight rebounds, and Hurst has been good for 11 points. Jackson, rated as one of the best freshmen in the nation, is tallying 10 points per outing. Garfield is coached by 1998 Ohio Mr. Basketball, William “Sonny” Johnson.

Springboro, OH (12-2) vs. Prime Prep, TX (15-0), Sun. 8:15 p.m.

Players to Watch:

Springboro: Maverick Morgan (6’11/Sr.)- Illinois; Ryan Murray (6’2/Sr.); Jake Pfahl (6’4/Sr.); and Sean Kennedy (6’3/Sr.).

Prime Prep: Emmanuel Mudiay (6’5/Jr.); Elijah Thomas (6’9/So.); Jordan Mickey (6’8/Sr.)- LSU; and Karviar Shepherd (6’9/Sr.)- TCU.

Notes: Springboro is off to a great start to the season thanks in large part to Morgan and Murray. The Panthers have just two losses on the season to two teams with a combined record of 25-3. The two losses together were by a total of four points. Morgan averages a team-best 24.8 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 3.2 blocks per game. Murray adds 12.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and a team-leading 6.2 assists a night. Pfahl (10.5 ppg.) and Kennedy (9.9 ppg.) have been excellent support. Springboro will have to be on top of its game to compete with the ultra-talented Prime Prep, a school started by “Prime Time” himself, Deion Sanders. The Truth features a line up of 6’8, 6’9, and 6’9 on the interior. Thomas is one of the best young post players in America with his old school game in the pivot. Mickey and Shepherd bring length and athleticism to the paint. Mudiay is one of the top floor generals in America, and at 6’5 he can really control the tempo of a game. Kentucky and Baylor among others are coveting this youngster. Ray Forsett, who is the brother of Houston Texans running back, Justin Forsett, coaches Prime Prep. The Dallas-based school is flying high after a 59-46 victory over Huntington Prep at the Cancer Research Classic.


Kettering Fairmont, OH (4-10) vs. Buford, GA (10-5), Mon. 11:30 a.m.

Players to Watch:

Fairmont: Kei’vante Turner (6’3/So.) and Ben Van Oss (6’5/Jr.).

Buford: AJ Davis (6’8/Sr.)- Tennessee; Isaiah Williams (6’1/Sr.); Justice Bartley (6’5/Jr.); Kyle Doyle (6’8/Sr.); and Brad Mapes (6’5/Sr.).

Notes: The host school will hit the floor Monday morning against Buford, which will be the Georgia-based school’s second game. Fairmont has struggled a bit against a good schedule, but does hold a win over a good Centerville team. Turner (10.3 ppg./7 rpg.) and Van Oss give the Firebirds hope for the future.

Jamestown Greeneview, OH (11-2) vs. Fort Recovery, OH (10-2), Mon. 1:15 p.m.

Players to Watch:

Greeneview: Evan Bradds (6’7/Sr.)- Belmont and Tyler Bruntz (6’4/Sr.).

Fort Recovery: Wade Gelhaus (6’5/Sr.)- Saginaw Valley State and Elijah Kahlig (6’4/Jr.)

Notes: Greeneview and Fort Recovery will meet in what should be an outstanding small school showdown. Bradds and Gelhaus should be a terrific match up. The Belmont commit comes into the game averaging nearly 23 points per game. Fort Recovery had a great crowd and showing in last year’s event against a very talented Walnut Ridge squad. Both teams have just two losses on the year.

Wheeler, GA (9-3) vs. Centerville (7-7), Mon. 3 p.m.

Players to Watch:

Wheeler: Daniel Giddens (6’10/So.); Elijah Staley (6’6/Jr.); and Avery Patterson (6’0/Jr.).

Centerville: Jake Replogle (6’4/Sr.); Eric Meininger (6’5/Jr.); Austin Recker (6’1/Jr.); and Joey Weingartner (6’1/So.).

Notes: This should be an interesting match up with Wheeler’s talent and the Elks style of play. Centerville head coach Brook Cupps is hands down one of the best sideline generals in the state. Replogle leads the Elks in scoring (15.8 ppg.) and rebounding (7.9 rpg.). Meininger, Recker, and Weingartner round out a solid quartet of underclassmen. The Elks have several close losses on the year and hold wins over Huber Heights Wayne and previously unbeaten Kettering Alter. Wheeler has a solid trio in Patterson, Staley, and Giddens. Staley, who is the quarterback on the football team, has interest from Georgia, Auburn, Mississippi State, and Mississippi for hoops and an offer from Vanderbilt for football. Giddens is a highly sought after big man drawing interest from the SEC, ACC, PAC 12, and Big 12.

Cleveland Central Catholic (7-3) vs. Kettering Alter (10-1), Mon. 4:45 p.m.

Players to Watch:

Central Catholic: Chelvonte Montgomery (6’2/Jr.); Antwon Lillard (6’4/So.); Brandon Peters (5’10/Fr.); Tervell Beck (6’6/Fr.); and Greg Snyder (6’1/Sr.).

Alter: Jaaron Simmons (6’1/Sr.); Michael Spencer (6’1/Sr.); and Dean Lemon (6’3/So.).

Notes: This Northeast versus Southwest Ohio match up has a chance to be a great game. Kettering Alter was undefeated until falling to Centerville on Tuesday in overtime. Alter’s Jaaron Simmons leads the GCL in scoring at 25.6 points per game, which is very high output for that conference. He is one of the state’s top unsigned guards. Spencer adds nearly 10 points per game and Lemon has showed well for a sophomore. Central Catholic has been tested majorly in the early portion of its schedule. The Ironmen started the year (6-0), but lost their next three games to Cleveland St. Ignatius, Cleveland VASJ, and Akron Buchtel. CCC was down three starters in two of those games. Montgomery averages a team-best 16 points per game. Lillard (14 ppg.), Snyder (12 ppg.), and Peters (11 ppg.) are all totaling double-figures as well. Beck, who is a Top 100 freshman nationally, is close to nine points per encounter.

Our Savior New American, NY (9-4) vs. Beavercreek (11-3), Mon. 6:30 p.m.

Players to Watch:

Our Savior: Cheick Diallo (6’9/So.); Michael Nzei (6’7/Jr.); Kassoum Yakwe (6’8/Fr.); Djibril Diallo (6’2/So.); Steve Jean-Baptiste (6’0/Sr.); and Cheick Svane (6’1/Sr.).

Beavercreek: Jalen Camper (6’4/Sr.); Kyle Rader (6’2/Sr.); Airius Moore (6’0/Jr.); and Jarred Walters (6’5/Jr.).

Notes: OSNA’s third game in as many days will be against one of the Dayton area’s finest clubs in Beavercreek. The Beavers have three losses (Springboro, Wayne, and Northmont) on the year by a combined seven points. Beavercreek is coming off a great program victory over Dayton Dunbar on Tuesday, and will meet Northmont tonight on the home boards. Camper leads the team in scoring at 21.3 points per game followed by Rader at 15.5 points. Moore, who is one of the state’s top football recruits, tallies 10.5 points a game and classmate Walters has been true for nearly 10 counters.

Prime Prep, TX (15-0) vs. Huber Heights Wayne (13-2), Mon. 8:15 p.m.

Players to Watch:

Prime Prep: Emmanuel Mudiay (6’5/Jr.); Elijah Thomas (6’9/So.); Jordan Mickey (6’8/Sr.)- LSU; and Karviar Shepherd (6’9/Sr.)- TCU.

Wayne: Juan Ford (6’2/Jr.); Crisshawn Clark (6’3/Sr.); D’Mitrik Trice (6’0/So.); Ronnie Ortiz (5’9/Sr.); Ahmad Wagner (6’6/So.); and Xeyrius Williams (6’7/So.).

Notes: The last time Wayne played in the Flyin’ to the Hoop finale it put on a clinic in burying a Sam Thompson-led Whitney Young squad, 74-55, behind 30 points from Michigan State sophomore Travis Trice Jr. The young yet talented Warriors will be up against a ‘tall’ order on Monday night when they meet Prime Prep, who will be playing its second game in as many days. Wayne has six kids averaging between 8.5 and 12.6 points per game. Ford leads the team at 12.6 followed by Clark (11.8 ppg.), Trice (10.2 ppg.), Ortiz (9 ppg.), Wagner (8.8 ppg.), and Williams (8.5 ppg.). The Warriors only in-state loss came to Centerville with the other setback coming to Evansville Harrison (IN).

ESPN Team Rankings: As of January 13, 2012.
(2) Findlay Prep
(4) Prime Prep
(5) Huntington Prep
(12) La Lumiere
(22) Thurgood Marshall

ESPN Player Rankings

2013:
(1) Andrew Wiggins- Huntington Prep
(26) Xavier Rathan-Mayes- Huntington Prep
(27) Tyler Roberson- Roselle Catholic
(47) Jordan Mickey- Prime Prep
(48) Karviar Shepherd- Prime Prep
(49) Moses Kingsley- Huntington Prep
(50) Nigel Williams-Goss- Findlay Prep
(54) Allerick Freeman- Findlay Prep
(58) Stanford Robinson- Findlay Prep
(81) Dominic Woodson- Huntington Prep
(83) Detrick Mostella- La Lumiere

2014:
(4) Emmanuel Mudiay- Prime Prep
(16) Justin Jackson- HYCA

2015:
(6) Elijah Thomas- Prime Prep
(20) Malachi Richardson- Roselle Catholic
(21) Daniel Giddens- Wheeler

 

 

 

 

 

 

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