Prospect Rankings Update: Northeast Ohio 2018 Stock-Risers

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Posted On: 08/15/17 2:00 AM

Here, we’ll catch you up on which 2018 prospects from northeast Ohio jumped in our Prospect Rankings and why that is. It’s really that simple.

#60 → #29 Omari Peek, 6’6” W, Strongsville / Club Ohio (Pierce)

Peek went out with a bang for his grassroots career finale in July. He’s a phenomenal one-on-one scorer who couldn’t miss jumpers in the mid-range in the last couple weekends of the Live Period.

As a result, Peek grabbed offers from Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), Urbana, and Central State.

#52 → #32 Al Johnson, 6’8 F/C, Akron Ellet / TNBA Kaminski

Johnson has improved a ton over the past season. His movements are more fluid, resulting in some explosive post finishes and rejections.

Since the last update, Johnson has racked up offers from Malone, Lourdes, Walsh, and Cincinnati Christian.

#43 → #38 Reed “RJ” Sunahara, 6’6” W, Bay Village / TNBA OH

In July, Sunahara played with TNBA OH instead of Ohio Basketball Club. With some increased burn, he picked up the offers that his talent level warrants.

West Liberty, Fairmont State, Tiffin, and Lake Erie, make up a list of premier Division II programs from this athletic combo forward.

NR → #78 Kevin Peterson, 6’6” W/F, Murphy AC / Padua Franciscan

Frankly, Peterson wasn’t on our radar before the summer. But his shooting ability and athleticism won’t allow for him to go unrecognized for four years.

Urbana and Lake Erie pulled the trigger this summer by offering him scholarships at the D-II level.

NR → #83 Tyler Kaminski, 6’7” F/C, Medina / TNBA Kaminski

Kaminski looked like an entirely different person this summer, compared to last year’s grassroots season. He added weight to the frame, which goes along nicely with his disciplined stlye of play as a rim defender. Kaminski transitioned from a defensive irritant to a defensive force who clogs the paint.

As a result, Kaminski is one of a few guys on his grassroots team to receive an offer from Lourdes.

#163 → #102 Dyshawn Jackson, 6’1” G, Cleveland Central Catholic / TNBA East

West Virginia State, a Division II program, offered Dyshawn and his twin Delshawn in early July. Dyshawn returned to the court for the Live Period with even more hunger than before. His defensive instincts, effort, and tools, will allow him to defend both guard spots in college.

#150 → #115 Scott Walter, 5’11 PG, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary / Akron Bobcats

Expect Walter to continue rising up the charts, as he’ll see more responsibilities with St. V this winter. Before the summer, we projected him to be a surefire Division III prospect, but he proved us wrong by earning a scholarship offer from Daemen College (NY).