Ohio HS Hoops Insider: Big Ten coaches invade Ohio, get commits make offers


It was a busy week in the recruiting game. In cased you missed the goods, here is a recap.


stubbs_col*Kyle Ahrens made the call to Michigan State, which has been expected. Ahrens is coming off a broken leg and is still working his way back to full strength. Before the injury, Ahrens was playing as well as anyone in the state. If he is able to return to form, Michigan State is getting a steal. Ahrens was developing at a rapid pace before the injury and we really believe his best basketball is ahead of him. He has the ability to bypass several prospects ranked above him at the collegiate level.

*Dererk Pardon (6’8/2015) of Cleveland VASJ made the pledge to Northwestern giving head coach Chris Collins his second Ohio player in as many years joining 2014 signee Gavin Skelly. Pardon, who plays alongside Carlton Bragg, is developing his own admiring followers. The big lefty’s production is as good as any post in Ohio. He is very smooth around the basket and competes on the boards. Pardon is also very active on the defensive end using his length to block and alter shots. He still has a young look to him, which could mean more growth. Northwestern is getting a kid that will be at his best in college.

*Robert Caldwell (6’0/2014) of Dayton Stivers has committed to Columbus State.

*Ahmad Frost (6’0/2014) of Cincinnati Wyoming has elected to reclass and head to Fishburne Military Academy.


*Xeyrius Williams (6’7/2015) of Huber Heights Wayne picked up a big offer from the University of Dayton.

*Khalil Iverson (6’4/2015) of Delaware Hayes picked up his first high major offer from Penn State.

*MaCio Teague (6’3/2015) added an offer from Liberty University.

*Medina’s Craig Randall (6’2/2015) will transfer to Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona for his senior campaign according to his father. Randall will join his dad, which has been in Phoenix since March working a new job. He will learn under Arizona legend Mike Bibby, who is an assistant coach at Shadow Mountain. His son, Michael Bibby Jr., along with two other juniors, Carlos Johnson and JJ Rhymes helped lead the Matadors to the Division II state title. The younger Bibby scored 27 points and cashed in seven triples in the title game. Randall recently picked up an offer from Louisiana Tech.

Other Upcoming News

*Look for a major player in the B10 to offer one of Ohio’s top 2016 prospects this weekend.

*A big transfer will be happening in SW Ohio as one of Ohio’s top guard prospects is moving high schools.

*One of the state’s top small schools a season ago could be benefiting from a pair of transfers.

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