Posted On: 02/27/18 12:57 PM

We’ve arrived at the part where 2018 prospects who are destined for the D-II, NAIA, and D-III level especially will start finding their college fit. By our count, there’s somewhere between six and fifteen D-I prospects available across the state, and not too many more D-II ones.

For the large number of small college prospects who remained unsigned going into postseason play, their new home won’t be far from where they grew up. So, we’ll divide our week-long series of Best Available lists by city.

This list is crafted for schools like Lake Erie, Notre Dame (OH), Case Western Reserve, Baldwin Wallce, John Carroll, Wooster, Mount Union and a several others to find sleepers and available players at each position in Northeast Ohio. Players are listed with the best available at the top.

Point guards

Yahel Hill, 5’10”, Cleveland Heights — offers: Robert Morris, Duquesne, Kent State, Akron, Toledo, Stony Brook
Jerry “Gene” Higgins, 5’8”, VASJ — offers: Winthrop, Fairmont State, Army West Point
Alfonse Hale, 5’11”, Maple Heights — offers: West Virginia State
Coryon Rice, 6’1”, Stow — offers: Northwood
Scott Walter, 5’11”, St. Vincent-St. Mary — offers: Daemen
David Gulley, 5’10”, Lutheran East
Deontae McCollum, 5’11”, Canton McKinley
Jordan Ball, 5’10”, Avon Lake
Javon Roberts, 5’11”, Cleveland Heights

Combo guards

Brian Roberts, 5’8”, Copley
Neeko Melendez, 6’2”, St. Ignatius
Ryan Brown, 6’0”, Garfield

Off-ball guards/wings

Christian Guess, 6’6”, Shaker Heights — offers: Kent State, Toledo, Miami (OH), DePaul
Omari Peek, 6’6”, Strongsville — offers: Central State, Maryland Eastern Shore, Urbana
Collen Gurley, 6’2”, Hoban
Delshawn Jackson, 6’1”, Cleveland Central Catholic­ — offers: West Virginia State
Dyshawn Jackson, 6’1”, Cleveland Central Catholic­ — offers: West Virginia State
Dorian Crutcher, 6’3”, Elyria Catholic — offers: Lourdes
Brandon Styers, 6’3”, Holy Name
Holden Lipke, 6’3”, Youngstown Boardman
Key’shawn Ford, 6’3”, Maple Heights
PJ Flannery, 6’3”, Lakewood St. Edward
Tahj Benton, 5’10”, Brush
Mason Lydic, 6’1”, Woodridge
Jonathan Barnes, 6’2”, St. Ignatius
Josh Ozanne, 6’3”, St. Ignatius
Shemar Morton, 6’1”, Dover
Keith Jackson, 6’4”, Cleveland Heights
Caden Kryz, 6’3”, Mentor
Jerwon Thomas, 6’3″, Benedictine
Jordan Greynolds, 6’4”, Barberton
Elliot Tribaso, 6’4”, Lakewood St. Edward

Combo forwards

Aaron Loines, 6’4”, Glenville — offers: UNOH
Dalen Solomon, 6’6”, John Hay
Matt Koski, 6’5”, Mentor
Martel Ferrell, 6’6”, Cornerstone Christian
Jaedyn McCallup, 6’5”, Canton McKinley

Stretch forwards

Kevin Peterson, 6’6”, Padua — offers: Lake Erie, Urbana
Kendall Saunders, 6’6”, Cornerstone Christian
Zak Zografos, 6’6”, Brunswick
Ryan Kooser, 6’5”, Kenston
Emmett Chambers, 6’7”, Lakewood St. Edward

Low-post forwards

Al Johnson, 6’7”, Akron Ellet — offers: Malone, Walsh, Lourdes, Cincinnati Christian
Tyler Williams, 6’5”-6’6”, Brush — offers: Ohio Christian, Urbana, West Virginia State
Justin Koepp, 6’6”, Elyria
Mario Caywood, 6’5”, Benedictine
Sarrick Sampson, 6’4”, Alliance