Inaugural Ohio’s Best Basketball League crowns summer state champions

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Ohio’s Best Basketball League

The inaugural Ohio’s Best Basketball League came to a close on Sunday at
its Grand Finale event in Columbus. After two stops in the spring
(Cincinnati and Cleveland), the OBBL wrapped up with its tournament,
which featured a best out of three series in the championship games of
the 17 and 16-and-under divisions.


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The inaugural Ohio’s Best Basketball League came to a close on Sunday at its Grand Finale event in Columbus. After two stops in the spring (Cincinnati and Cleveland), the OBBL wrapped up with its tournament, which featured a best out of three series in the championship games of the 17 and 16-and-under divisions.

The regular season champions were crowned in May with the 17U Ohio Phenoms (9-1), 16U Ohio Basketball Club (10-0), and 15U Ohio Basketball Club (10-0) earning the top spots.

The tournament nearly held true to form as the regular season 1st and 2nd place finishers all played in the championship series with the exception of the 17U Ohio Phenoms.

17U Championship Results:
Ohio Basketball Club defeated the Columbus Kings, 2-0.
*The Kings were just (3-7) in the regular season.

16U Championship Results:
Ohio Basketball Club defeated the Ohio Phenoms, 2-1.

15U Championship Results:
Ohio Basketball Club defeated the Ohio Basketball Club 2017.

3rd Place Results:
Ohio Varsity White defeated Hidden Gems Orange (17U)
Nova Village defeated Elite Basketball Club Purple (16U)
Hidden Gems Black defeated Ohio Varsity (15U)

Top Scorers in Individual Games:
Anthony Glover (Hidden Gems Black/Toledo St. John’s)- 23 points.
Alex Sparks (Ohio Varsity Blue/New Albany)- 29 points.
Ty Hairston (Ohio Varsity White/Columbus Northland)- 21, 29, and 33 points.
Tayron Washington (Hidden Gems Orange/Bishop Hartley)- 21 points.
Nate Shirley (Hidden Gems Orange/Tipp City Tippecanoe)- 25 points.
Rodney Culver (Ohio Hoopsters/Pickerington Central)- 21 points.
Taylor Van Winkle (Columbus Kings/Hilliard Darby)- 26 points and seven three-point field goals.
Jaevin Cumberland (Ohio Phenoms/Wilmington)- 21 points.
Carlton Bragg (Ohio Basketball Club/Cleveland VASJ)- 21 and 22 points.

Top Performers (We Saw):
Gage Hisey (6’5/WF/2015)- Dublin Coffman/Hidden Gems Orange
Tristin Tilman (6’2/SG/2015)- Bellefontaine/Hidden Gems Orange
Craig Randall (6’2/PG/2015)- Medina/Ohio Basketball Club
Carlton Bragg (6’8/SF/2015)- Cleveland VASJ/Ohio Basketball Club
Maverick Rowan (6’4/SG/2016)- Lincoln Park, PA/Ohio Basketball Club
Brian Parker (6’2/Wing/2015)- Cleveland VASJ/Ohio Basketball Club
Justin Bibbs (6’4/WF/2014)- Montverde Academy, FL/Ohio Basketball Club
Antonio Woods (6’1/PG/2014)- Cincinnati Summit CD/Ohio Basketball Club
Tysean Powell (6’8/PF/2015)- IMG Academy, FL/Ohio Basketball Club
Tony Vuyancih (6’3/SG/2014)- Lakewood St. Edward/Ohio Basketball Club
Victor Dorsey (6’8/WF/2014)- Akron Springfield/Ohio Basketball Club
Ronnie Williams (6’3/SG/2014)- Columbus Brookhaven/Ohio Varsity White
Ty Hairston (6’2/Wing/2014)- Columbus Northland/Ohio Varsity White
Babe Murphy (6’4/WF/2014)- Licking Heights/Ohio Varsity White
Isaiah Walton (6’2/G/2014)- Elyria/Ohio Varsity White
Oshay Vinson (6’3/SG/2014)- Akron Kenmore/OBC Blanks

News and Notes:

Craig Randall has transferred from Girard to Medina HS.

Tysean Powell will re-class from 2014 to 2015 and transfer to IMG Academy (FL) from Cleveland Benedictine.

Kevin “Sticks” Fisher is back in the state after spending two years at IMG Academy. Fisher told us, as of right now, he would be attending Logan HS.

Rodney Culver, a rising junior, told us he would be staying at Pickerington Central after considering a transfer.

Rising junior Myo Baxter, formerly of Lakota East HS, has apparently transferred to Dayton CJ.

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