Thursday, May 24, 2012

All Ohio Super 16 Recap

The annual All Ohio Super 16 kicked off this past weekend with a couple of the top teams from the Midwest there. The Mac Irvin Fire won the 17u division, despite not having Parker and Okafor due to their participation in the Adidas Nations in Vegas. Kyle Davis was their go-to guy all weekend long, having a couple big scoring games. Here is a brief list of players that stood out this weekend.

Kyle Davis 2013 6'0" Morgan Park (IL)/Mac Irvin Fire
     The talented lefty was in attack mode all weekend long, constantly getting to the free throw line and getting buckets. Even though he isn't a big guard he is strong, good at drawing contact, and finished through contact, having a number of And-1s. Davis has been blowing all spring on the EYBL and he continued his strong play this weekend earning him MVP honors.

Russel Wood 2013 6'8" St. Leo (IL)/Mac Irvin Fire
      Wood had a couple big time dunks during the weekend, and a couple on and over defenders. He is a athletic forward who rebounds well on both ends. The lefty is active, with a good motor, who finishes well around the rim.

Tyler Ptacek 2013 6'2" Parma Padua (OH)/Ohio Basketball Club
     Tyler is known as a knockdown shooter from deep but continued to show he can do more. In a couple games when his shot wasn't falling he made things happen off the dribble. He is a crafty finisher inside the paint, hitting a couple floaters and using his pump fake to get shot blockers in the air and finish past them.

Dontonio Wingfield 2013 6'5" Cincinnati Lockland (OH)/Martins Wolverines
     Has a nice frame and size for a wing. He has a very good skill set, which allows him to play multiple positions. Was a match problem because he is strong enough to guard a big down low but takes advantage of that same big on the perimeter offensively. Had a couple big time drives and finishes.

Cole Murray 2013 6'7" Delphi (IN)/Martins Wolverines
     Can really stroke it from deep. Is more of a wing forward at this point but showed flashes of toughness battling down low. Has a nice skill set, finding open shooters out of the post and guards running in transition.

Marc Loving 2013 6'7" Toledo St. John (OH)/All Ohio Red
     The Ohio State commit is as smooth as they come. Can do a number of things on the court and really takes advantage of his length and size, shooting over smaller defenders. Had a good all around tournament, leading his team to the championship and also making All Tournament team.

Zach Garber 2013 6'8" Vanlue (OH)/All Ohio Red
     Garber is a big body in the post, who was a low scoring option for AOR all weekend. He showed off a couple smooth back to the basket moves. He rebounds well and is not afraid to get physical down low.

Caleb Swanigan 2016 6'5" Fort Wayne (IN)/Spiece Indy Heat
     A wide body down low who showed he can score around the rim with either hand. He really throws around his weight and strength down low, punishing smaller defenders. He was the tournament MVP in the 14u division, and also hit the game winning free throw in overtime of the championship to give his Spiece Indy Heat the title. The biggest thing with Caleb moving forward is his conditioning and athleticism. As his body grows and matures he could become something special.

In the 9th grade division, King James beat All Ohio-Red by a score of 54-51. Kipper Nichols, 2015, took home the MVP for KJ. In the 10th grade division Mac Irvin took home the ship over All Ohio Red, 59-57. Raymond Doby from Mac Irvin Fire won the MVP honors.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Romulus Center Signs with Barton CC

Raheem Johnson, a 6'9" center from Romulus High School (MI), signed with Barton Community College in Kansas earlier today. Full Court Hoops would like to congratulate the big fella on signing and want to wish him the best moving forward.

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