Dayton’s Class of 2018 outlook

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Posted On: 04/9/18 12:26 PM

Dayton is home to several unsigned seniors as well as several key names playing college basketball next season. Of the below list of 20 unsigned seniors, several can play at the next level in other sports besides basketball. While most are D3 prospects, some may surprise us and play even higher. Here is a look at Dayton’s top 20 unsigned seniors as well as reviewing the seniors that have already signed.

Unsigned Players

Myles Belyeu (Trotwood)- Easily could be a D1 prospect. Possesses great athleticism and scores the ball very well.

Kort Justice (Butler)- Averaged 16.6 points per game and 1.7 assists; helped lead Butler to 19 win season. Looks like a D3 prospect.

Jack Hendricks (Fairmont)- Averaged 16.8 points per game and shot 42.5% from 3PT range; incredibly gifted shooter. D2/D3 prospect.

Harrison Hookfin (Lebanon)- Averaged 14.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game; breakout player with great upside and offensive skill set. D3 prospect.

Eli Ramsey (Carroll)- GCL Player of the Year; averaged 16 points and 7 rebounds per game; athletic guard capable of taking over a game with his great offensive scoring. A legitimate D2 prospect.

Joey Bates (Preble Shawnee)- Averaged 14 points and 5.5 rebounds per game; solid forward that makes plays on both ends of the floor. D2/NAIA prospect.

Justin Flor (Carlisle)- Averaged 21 points and 7 rebounds per game. Under the radar scorer with a good 3PT scoring touch for a forward. Also excels at golf. Definitely an NAIA prospect, maybe even D2.

Devin Worley (Dixie)- Averaged 17 points and 8 rebounds per game; can score at all 3 levels; another under the radar prospect. Capable of playing D3 basketball.

Tristan Backas (Monroe)- Averaged 14.6 points per game and 6.5 rebounds; athletic small forward that can dominate on the glass. Looked like a D3 prospect last season, but saw his stats drop in both rebounds and scoring from Junior year.

Donnie Crouch (Bellbrook)- Averaged 14 points per game and shot 48.4% from 3PT line. Scrappy guard that shows great leadership and defensive playmaking abilities. I see him as a D3/NAIA player.

Payton Knott (Franklin)- Averaged 10.3 points and 5.2 assists per game. Pass first point guard that sets up teammates well. Small college prospect.

Jabali Leonard (Meadowdale)- Averaged 23 points per game and 7 rebounds while shooting 60.8% from 3PT line; tremendous offensive guard that scores from all 3 levels with ease. Easily a D2 prospect.

Matt Welker (Dayton Christian)- Averaged 19.6 points and 4.2 steals per game; Talented point guard that can score and also share the ball; great defensive player. D3 prospect but could also slide onto an NAIA radar.

Caleb South (Bethel)- Averaged 22.3 points and 4 assists for his career; tremendous high scoring guard with a high ceiling. Looks like a D2 prospect.

Wyatt Bensman (Anna)- SCAL Player of the Year; plays with great passion and plays tough; standout football player as well. Could play collegiately in either sports.

Dillon Braun (Fort Loramie)-Sharp shooter; great offensive skillset. Can play at the D2 level collegiately.

Evan Berning (Fort Loramie)- 1st Team All SCAL; great pass first point guard; also has great court vision. D3 caliber player.

Bryce Sosby (Jackson Center)- Great defensive guard that can knock down 3PT shots with ease; Probably a JUCO prospect, maybe D3.

Top D1 Signees

Darius Quisenberry (Wayne)- Youngstown State University- Point guard that can light up scoreboard or get ball to someone that can; part of loaded incoming class at YSU.

Deshon Parker (Wayne)- James Madison University- 14 points and 6 rebounds per game; showed great athleticism; definitely showed why he is a D1 prospect.

Top D2 Signees

Jon Alessandro (Beavercreek)- West Liberty University- 15 points and 7 rebounds per game; can play 2 or 3 in college; lots of upside.

Top D3 Signees

Kaleb Tabor (Springboro)- Ohio Northern- 14 points and 5 rebounds; big 2 guard that does a little bit of everything for you.

Jameel Cosby (Kenton Ridge)- Bluffton University- 19 points and 8 rebounds; had a breakout season last year; will find ways to score in the paint.

Ryan Rose (Bethel)- Capital- Sharp shooter; could have played D2 level; great 2 guard that proved this year he can step up and be the primary scorer for his team.

Top NAIA Signees

Jonathan Mpanzu (Stebbins)- Indiana Wesleyan- 18 points and 10.5 rebounds per game; tremendous athlete with great potential.

Jason Hubbard (Miamisburg)- Taylor University- 17 points and 6 rebounds; could have played at D2 level; has a high ceiling and potential to be future star at Taylor.

Caiden Smith (Tippecanoe)- Lourdes University- 18 points and 5 rebounds; finds ways to score especially in the paint and in the midrange.

James Anderson (Troy Christian)- University of St. Francis- 18 points and 11 rebounds; tremendous low post athlete that dominates defensively and on the glass.

Dillon McCullough (Tri-County North)- Goshen College- great point guard that has evolved from a pass first guard to a high scoring guard capable of taking over games.