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Posted On: 05/28/18 5:06 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. The young men on this list are some of the best backcourt performers in the ‘Nati who still have not found the right fit for the next four years of there educational/athletic journey. And just a heads up, prep school has been attached to most of if not all this list as a possible option.
Darweshi Hunter/SG/Princeton High School/PHO #37- Their has seen much chatter in the city area about the lack of a D-I offer for this young man. And if you have seen Darweshi play you might agree with that sentiment. Either way, he is still available after a senior season where he averaged 18ppg with a shooting split of 54/43/85. Hunter currently holds offers at the D-II level from University of Findlay, Purdue Northwest and a host of others.
Damani McEntire/CG/Deer Park High School/PHO #26- What a senior season it was for the Wildcats combo guard. In his one season in Cincy, McEntire won a state title, was named MVP of the D-III Tournament and the Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year. Damani has the size, athleticism and skill set to play both on and off ball and is considered by many as one of the best on-ball defenders in Ohio. He has offers from Texas Southern and Navy with interest from other D-I programs.
Dominic Pierce/G-W/Princeton High School/PHO #159- Dominic is at his best on the defensive end while offensively doing his best work in catch and shoot situations. His size (6’5) allows him to guard multiple positions and he is a much-better rebounder then given credit for. Pierce is currently receiving interest at the JUCO level with prep schools showing interest at well. Has been on the AAU circuit with Team BBC out of Baltimore this spring.
Gio Santiago/PG/Hughes High School/PHO #49- It took only a season and half for Santiago to establish his self as one of the best point guards in Ohio. On the season Gio averaged 15 points and 6 rebounds per game along with a conference leading 6.4 assist per game while recording two triple-doubles. Just recently named to Puerto Rico 18U team, the D-II 1st team all-city performer holds offers from Maryland Eastern Shore, Urbana and University of Tampa to name a few.
Lorenzo Sparks/CG/North College Hill/PHO #179- Lorenzo would be a steal for a team at the D-III level looking for a tough, hard-nosed competitor who scores the pill. He led the Miami Valley Conference in scoring for the 2nd straight season averaging over 20ppg and finished 2nd this season in steals per game with 3.0. Sparks excels in transition offensively and can sit down and guard with the best of them.