All-Ohio Super 16 Showcase: Gold Bracket Final

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Dunbar PG A.J. Harris

The All-Ohio Super 16 Showcase took place this past weekend in
Columbus
and surrounding cities with a plethora of Ohio’s top talent taking part
in Jerry Watson’s annual hoopla. The two-day hoopfest featured some of
the state’s elite teams, prospects, and players, and as usual, the cream
rose to the top…


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All-Ohio Super 16: Gold Bracket Recap

The King James Shooting Stars (coached by Glen Galemmo) had to get by the other Shooting Stars team in the quarterfinals before battling with an underrated Ohio Hoopsters bunch in the semis. King James trailed most of the first half against the Hoopsters before managing to take a (30-26) halftime lead thanks to an increased defensive effort. The superior talent began to take over in the second half as the Shooting Stars pulled away for a (66-48) victory.

In the championship game, the Shooting Stars jumped all over All-Ohio Red holding a (40-25) halftime edge. Point guard Amos “AJ” Harris (Dayton Dunbar) was dialed in from the jump ball scoring 13 of his game-high 23 points in the first half. According to several onlookers, Harris struggled mightily in the loss to AOR on Saturday, but was definitely the difference on Sunday

Red showed the heart of a champion in the second half clawing back to within four points (65-61), but the Shooting Stars were not going to be denied holding on for a, 71-63, victory.

Kipper Nichols (Lakewood St. Edward) backed Harris’ cause with 11 points and rising sophomore VJ King (Akron SVSM) added 10 points, which all came in the first half. Kyle Ahrens (Versailles) chipped in with eight points off the bench and Jaqualis Matlock (Hopkinsville, KY) tallied six.

Nate Fowler (Cincinnati Moeller), Devon Andrews (Lorain), and Jabri Blount (Linsly, WV) all played key roles throughout the weekend as well.

AOR got a team-high 18 points from Newark’s Jordan Dartis and 17 by Huber Heights Wayne’s Ahmad Wagner. Esa Ahmad (Shaker Heights) totaled eight points despite battling an injury and, D’Mitrik Trice (Huber Heights Wayne) and Andre Foster (Trotwood-Madison) scored seven and six points respectively.

MaCio Teague (Cincinnati Summit Country Day), Michael Simon (Hilliard Davidson), Noah Bramlage (Ottawa-Glandorf), and Vonny Irvin (Cincinnati Princeton) were all key contributors to AOR’s runner-up finish. Bramlage suffered an injury in the semis.

All-Ohio Red defeated the Atlanta Lakers and rival All-Ohio Black (58-47) to advance to the championship.

In the 15-and-under division, the King James Shooting Stars blew past a good Spiece Indy Heat team in the semis before its first meeting of the year with All-Ohio Red. The debate for No. 1 in Ohio would finally be settled.

The Shooting Stars, much like its 16U team, stormed out to a big lead (24-10) using relentless defensive pressure and easy transition buckets. Quincy Simpson’s team held a 10-point halftime lead (27-17) and remained in control with a double-digit lead for most of the second half before the wheels began to fall off.

All-Ohio Red came all the way back to eventually tie the game up at 50 apiece on a Willie Jackson (Garfield Heights) drive-in lay up. Though, King James would score the game’s final four points to escape with a narrow yet savored victory.

Anthony Christian (Akron Hoban) led the Shooting Stars with 14 points. Rico Stafford (Lima Senior) had 10 points off the bench and Derek Funderburk (Lakewood St. Edward) added nine.

Jackson scored a game-high 24 points for AOR and Tervell Beck (Cleveland CC) chipped in with 10 points.

All-Ohio defeated a solid D1 Greyhounds team in the semis. Portsmouth guard Ky’re Allison is the lone Ohio kid on the the Greyhounds.

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All-Ohio Super 16 Showcase Home

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Gold Bracket Final Recap

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Breakout Teams

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5 Standout Performers

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5 Breakout Performers

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Other Top Performers

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2013 Ohio HS Football Preview

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