Posted On: 02/5/18 9:00 AM
When discussing Northeast Ohio players on the rise in the Class of 2019 Elyria Catholic’s Jarred Logan needs to be in the mix.
Logan, a long, lean 6’5” hybrid, can play anywhere on the floor. Currently, he’s found a home at the point guard spot for the Panthers (7-7). He started as a sophomore and was a walking double averaging 10 points and 10 rebounds, according to his coach. This year he’s adding playmaking to arsenal and on any given night could dish off 10 assists, according to his coach Phil Kuchta.
On the season Logan is averaging 10.8 points per game and 7.1 rebounds. He has a nice midrange game and can score inside as well. He’s shooting 54 percent from the field and connecting on 71 percent of his free throws. He has a nice midrange game and can score inside as well.
Air Force and Navy have shown an interest in him as have some of the Ivy League schools, including Columbia.
Logan was involved in a fight in EC’s game on Feb. 2 vs. Parma and ended up being ejected.
He’s not the only prospect on EC, which is 7-7 on the season. Dorian Crutcher (2018), 6’3”, is a nice scoring guard who can fill it up from outside. On the season Crutcher has 52 3-pointers and is averaging 19.5 points on the season. For his career, he’s scored 1,047 points. He’s a crafty inside scorer who can get to the basket off the dribble and also hit short pull-ups and stepbacks. Has a very tough spin move and one of his highlight reels on the Internet shows him dunking to finish breakaways and ally oops.
NAIA schools Lourdes and Spring Arbor, have offered Crutcher, according to EC coach Phil Kutchta.
“He’s been a great kid. A pleasure to coach and easy to coach,” Kutchta said of Crutcher.
One other player to keep an eye on at Elyria Catholic is Branson Taylor (2020). Taylor towers over opponents with his huge 6’7” frame. He needs to work on his conditioning, and that limits his playing time, but he’s very productive averaging 8.7 points and 6.1 rebounds a game in an average of just 14 minutes a game. He also shoots 62 percent from the field. Has nice soft hands, a good touch and seems to have a feel for the game.