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Posted On: 06/22/17 10:58 AM
Last month Prep Hoops Ohio took a look at the talented class of 2018 in the Cincinnati area. This month we take a look at the class of 2019, a class that has a lot in common with the 2018 class. While not heavy on paint talent, the class of 2019 has an abundance of talent on the wings and on the perimeter, which was also the case for the class of 2018. But that does not mean as the season draws closer and comes to a start that more and more talent will not be added to this list. So without further talk, here part one of the list of names to know for the upcoming junior class in Cincinnati.
6’5, Deer Park High School
2016-17 Stats: 12.3ppg/ 9.7rpg
A name that may not be on the radar of many, but a name that coaches at the next level should definitely know. Ibrahima is a very versatile, athletic wing who finished second in the underrated Cincinnati Hills League in rebounding as a sophomore. Athie excels in the transition game and has the ability to pull down the rebound and push the ball up the floor on his own. The talented wing is also a very good finisher at the rim.
Demarco Bradley- PG
5’7, Taft High School
2016-17 Stats: 10.8ppg/ 5.0apg/3.5spg
Bradley is everything that a coach would want in a point guard. Offensively Bradley has the ability to get in the lane using his quickness to help setup teammates for easy buckets. Demarco is also a more than capable shooter as he shot 41% from the three last season. Defensively Bradley is known as a very good on-ball defender with a combination of outstanding lateral quickness and quick hands. Plays with a very high IQ, which one would expect from the son of a coach.
6’0, Wyoming High School
2016-17 Stats: 13.7ppg/3.7apg
One of the best pure shooters in Ohio, look for Edmonds to have a huge junior year. The multi-sport star put up a shooting line last year of 47/42/83 while displaying range that starts when he walks in the gym. But one underrated aspect of Edmonds game is how good he handles the ball. Joey has a very tight/compact handle which he uses to create separation for his mid-range jumper. Play him to close on the jumper and he has the ability to get around defenders and finish at the rim.
5’11 Hughes High School
2016-17 Stats: 1.8ppg/1.4rpg
It is not that often that a player who averages 1 and 1 makes any type of list, but after seeing Harouna play a few times over this summer I feel that he is about ready to break out. Harouna was featured in my Summer Scrimmage Session article earlier this month. AB is a combo guard with outstanding athleticism who when he gets hot can fill it up from three. Look for him to be the first guard off the bench and a major contributor for the Big Red this season.
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