Posted On: 10/19/17 3:46 PM
No matter where you stand on the issue of high school athletes transferring, you cannot argue the fact the right transfer can change the fortunes of a program. And this is exactly the case in the Greater Cincinnati area. Some of the names on this Familiar Faces in Different Places article are some of the more talented players in the area. And this part of the reason why this upcoming season will be filled with excitement and interest. These are the type of players that come February/March can help a team make a major push toward Columbus. So here part one of our list of Familiar Faces in Different Places.
Dominic “DJ” Brewton 6-3 Guard. Mt. Healthy to Hughes (#56 Class of 2018)
Once he is eligible after having to sit due to transfer rules, Brewton will provide scoring punch to an already loaded squad. Being one of the more talented players in the city, DJ will be looked upon to replace some of the scoring Corry Long took with him to Stony Brook. He can score at all three levels with the handle that can beat any defender one on one. Look for Brewton to take a lot of the big shots for Big Red this season as they look to march to Columbus.
Steve Gentry Jr. 5-11 Point Guard. Purcell Marian to Deer Park (NR Class of 2020)
This was a transfer that was not surprising at all. Playing for his father Steve Sr. this season, Steve Jr. will give the Wildcats a floor general. This is a huge asset as this move allows some of their top returning players to play their natural roles and positions. The addition of this quick high IQ point man gives Deer Park arguably the most talented starting five in the Cincinnati Hills League.
Shawn Hawkins 6-5 Forward. Shroder to Hughes (NR Class of 2018)
One of the better defenders in the city, Hawkins is out to prove he is one of the better forwards in the city after missing last season with a knee injury. Healthy and ready to go, Hawkins can guard multiple positions on the court and is an underrated ball-handler as well. Shawn adds another versatile, athletic body to what will be one of the best starting five in the city.
Bryce Hunt 6-7 Wing/Forward. Purcell Marian to Reading (#36 Class of 2018)
While this transfer occurred the end of last school year, this will be Hunt’s first season playing for the Blue Devils. Bryce brings to the table a high motor, an ability to score from the inside and outside along with high-level athleticism. This is the type of talent that can take a mediocre team and make them a serious factor in the Cincinnati Hills League.
Look out for Part Two of our Familiar Faces in Different Places article Friday on Prep Hoops Ohio.