Versailles sophomore nets ACC offer

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Ohio HS Hoops Insider

Dayton has produced its share of basketball talent over the years, and
rest assured, another wave is coming. Luke Kennard (Franklin) and AJ
Harris (Dunbar) are two of Ohio’s best sophomores. Another? Try
Versailles’ Kyle Ahrens.


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Dayton has produced its share of basketball talent over the years, and rest assured, another wave is coming. Luke Kennard (Franklin) and AJ Harris (Dunbar) are two of Ohio’s best sophomores. Another? Try Versailles’ Kyle Ahrens.

A 6-5 wing, Ahrens already owns offers from Boston College and Miami (Ohio).

“I was pumped for sure,” Ahrens said, reffering to the BC offer. “It’s the ACC. I was so happy, but there’s still time to go out and do work and maybe get some more.”

Wednesday, Toledo was on hand to watch Ahrens score a game-high 19 points in Versailles 63-48 win over Worthington Christian in the Division III regional semifinals at Kettering’s Trent Arena.

Dayton has expressed interest too. Ohio State has not been in contact.

“Kyle is a very special player and that’s why he’s getting the attention he is,” Versailles head coach Scott McEldowney said. “He’s got some offers on the table right now and he’s gotten a lot of interest from others.”

Ahrens, who said he grew up a Flyers and Buckeyes fan, is thinking of majoring in business or sports management.

What he’s not thinking about is college – right now.

“I’m only a sophomore,” Ahrens said. “I have plenty of time.”

Versailles plays Roger Bacon in the regional final on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Trent.

Ahrens, who averages 20 ppg, was recently named first team D-III All-Southwest District.

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