Adidas Invitational: Ohio Teams hold their own at prestigious AAU Tournament

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Medina’s Craig Randall

Another day of the Adidas Invitational is in the books following more
super pool games and teams jockeying for tournament positions. We
spent our Thursday at North Central High School and Northview Middle
School watching super pool games featuring several top-level 17 and
16-and-under squads.


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INDIANAPOLIS – Another day of the Adidas Invitational is in the books following more super pool games and teams jockeying for tournament positions.

We spent our Thursday at North Central High School and Northview Middle School watching super pool games featuring several top-level 17 and 16-and-under squads.

The Ohio Basketball Club, which was the only Ohio team in a super pool, performed well in both age groups. The 16U team defeated the Eric Gordon Central Stars (IN) and Dream Vision (NV), while dropping its opener on Thursday to a very good New Heights (NY) squad. OBC eventually won the loaded pool.

The trio of Craig Randall (6’2/SG/2015) of Medina, Carlton Bragg (6’9/PF/2015) of Cleveland VASJ, and Brian Parker (6’2/WF/2015) of Cleveland VASJ helped lead OBC throughout the three games.

The Adidas sponsored club also received solid play from Isaiah Jones (6’0/PG/2015) of Cincinnati Woodward, Devon Andrews (6’5/WF/2015) of Lorain, Devon Robinson (6’3/WF/2015) of Cleveland John Adams, and Pitt commit Maverick Rowan (6’4/SG/2016) of Lincoln Park (PA).

Randall scored a game-high 20 points in nice win over Dream Vision knocking down a bevy of perimeter shots. Bragg tallied 12 points and displayed his tireless motor in a match up against another premier 2015 big man in Bishop Gorman’s Chase Jeter (6’10/C/2015).

Bragg was followed by Ohio State, Illinois, and West Virginia throughout the day.

OBC’s 17U club finished (2-1) in its super pool, which was good for 2nd place. OBC knocked off the New York Rens on Friday night, but dropped a game to the Houston Defenders on Saturday afternoon before wrapping up pool play with a nice win over the Eric Gordon All-Stars (Green).

Behind the shooting of Western Reserve Academy’s Peter Barba (6’4/SG/2015) and the inside play of Akron Springfield’s Victor Dorsey (6’8/PF/2014), OBC was able to power past the Eric Gordon All-Stars. Barba knocked down six three-point goals and Dorsey owned the glass on both ends of the floor.

Ohio State commit David Bell (6’10/C/2014) of Garfield Heights had some bright spots, as did Cincinnati Summit Country Day point guard Antonio Woods (6’1/2014).

Keep following JJHuddle.com for coverage of the Adidas Invitational.

Recruiting News:

Luke Knapke (6’9/C/2015) of Marion Local received an offer from Kent State adding to Toledo and Miami (OH).

Victor Dorsey (6’8/PF/2014) of Akron Springfield reported offers from Toledo, Dayton, and Florida Atlantic. He is also hearing from Virginia Tech, New Hampshire, Colgate, and Miami (OH). Dorsey told us he scored a 24 on his ACT.

Justin Bibbs (6’5/WF/2014) of Montverde Academy (FL) told us Xavier, Dayton, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Rhode Island, SMU, Minnesota, and UCF have been contacting him.

Some schools we saw around the gyms yesterday were Ohio State, Illinois, West Virginia, Louisville, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Duke, Texas AM, Boston College, Texas, Oregon, Bucknell, St. John’s, Harvard, Indiana, Xavier, Miami (FL), Akron, Wisconsin, Purdue, Oklahoma State, and Florida State.

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