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Posted On: 05/31/18 5:04 PM
As the first half of the grassroots season comes to a close we wanted to touch base with programs directors and coaches to see how things went during April and May. These articles aim to provide updates on the teams as well as under the radar players or the kids who are on track to have a big July.
Team Name: NEO Shooting Stars
This Shooting Star group is one that competes every play of every game. This group of kids love to get out and run in the full court but what is deadly is their ability to do that and be so productive in the half court set. The roster is full of athletes that have the capability take over games with their sheer athleticism at any given time.
Under the Radar Players:
• Brett Martin – 6’5 F – inside out type guy that can shoot the ball from deep,
has been super productive all year
• Anthony Mazzeo – 6’1 G – shoot first guy that will put the ball on the deck
and get to the rim, not a guy you want to leave open as he will make you
Where can you find them in July?:
July 6-10: Adidas Invitational – Indianapolis, IN
July 13-15: GRBA National Championship – Fort Wayne, IN
Still working to round out the July schedule.
Team Name: Ohio Basketball Club – 17U
OBC is a super talented squad that has not performed to their potential early due to injuries. On paper you could make an argument that this team could be a potential top 25 team in the country with the talent, skill and size they have when healthy. June will be a month of rest and rehab to hopefully be good to go for the Adidas events in July.
• Evan Bainbridge – 6’10 F – shoots the lights out, mid-major plus guy that fills a big
• Jamier Fletcher – 6’8 F – strong build that is tough on the inside, thrives off
physicality, holds offers from UMass, New Mexico, DePaul and more
July 12-15: Adidas Gauntlet Finale – New York, NY
July 18-22: Adidas Summer Championships – Orange County, CA
July 27-29: Ohio Basketball Club Tournament
Team Name: Ohio Basketball Club – 16U
The Ohio Basketball Club 2020 team has found success in early play. They ended the first half of the Gauntlet with a 12-5 record and were just starting to play some of their best basketball. The team is made up of high character kids that are both high level athletes and students. The team make lack size in the post but they make up for it with their strong and consistent guard play and their heap of guys that are in the 6’4-6’6 height range.
• Evan Prater – 6’5 W – has not decided on basketball or football in college,
all-around player that competes on both ends, high basketball IQ, Xavier
inquiring amongst other
• Grant Huffman – 6’4 W – combo guard, hearing from Purdue, Butler, Indiana
just got an Xavier offer, hold Miami of Ohio and Duquesne
• Andy Barba – 6’5 W – kid that has been big all year long for OBC, high IQ
player that always seems to make winning plays, drawing interest from Miami
of Ohio, Duquesne, Davidson, Missouri State and many others
July 27-29: Louisville Jam Fest – Louisville, KY