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Posted On: 04/29/18 7:32 PM
While the Cincinnati area is again producing plenty of next level talent, there is also plenty of talent from the area still looking for a home. And it is because of this that over the next couple of days we will give you the names of those players. Still looking for size and shot-blocking or athleticism and shot-making from the forward positions? Maybe one of these gentlemen can help you out.
Terry Durham, 6’4/F/Woodward High School/PHO #63- One of the best forwards in the state of Ohio, Durham had an outstanding season for the Bulldogs posting averages of 23.5 points and 12.8 rebounds per game. And he was just as good in the playoffs where he had posted games of 42 and 10, 30 and 15 and 26 and 18. With athleticism and motor Durham has interest at the low-level D-I or a high-level D-II. Terry is also a D-I recruit on the gridiron as well.
Bryce Hunt, 6’7/F/Reading High School/PHO #40- Bryce re-opened his recruitment after de-committing from Pikeville (KY) back in March. Since that time, he gained offers at the JUCO level from Cuyahoga College (OH) and Cochise College (AZ) with interest from other JUCO’s and D-II programs as well. While known for his athleticism and high motor, Hunt has a nice face-up game from the high post and can shoot it from three as well.
Gabe O’Neal, 6’7/C/Princeton High School/PHO #161- O’Neal improved as the season went on, playing some of his best basketball during the Vikings post-season run. During there 5-game tournament run Gabe scored in double-digits three times including a 17-point, 8-rebound performance in their loss to Dayton Wayne. The big fella has a nice lefty jump hook and is a solid rebounder as well.
Zubi Nwankwo, 7’1/C/Walnut Hills High School/PHO #28- While his footwork and coordination may need some development, you can not teach the size, length and athleticism that Zubi possesses. Nwankwo has been played with the Cincinnati Lakers over the weekend at the Terrific 24 in Indianapolis and recorded a 7-block game per the Twitter feed of Lakers coach Corey Albertson. While having interest from low-major D-I programs, prep school has also been mentioned as an option for Zubi.
Jalen Rose, 6’5/F/Deer Park High School/PHO #188- Jalen’s stock rose during the Wildcats state title run, where his ability to knock down shots was on full display. During the 8-game tournament run Rose averaged over 16ppg and knocked down plenty of clutch shots. He has also shown the ability to be a primary ball-handler and initiate offense as well.
EJ Williams, 6’10/C/Middletown High School/PHO #30- A big body with a soft touch around the rim, Williams picked up his 1st D-I offer from Toledo back in January. The big man can finish with both hands around the rim and is a major glass-eater.