Posted On: 06/22/18 3:27 PM
A two-part recap of Southwest Ohio’s 2021 class will conclude our follow-up content on the Watch List, which hit the site this week for the first time.
As always, we appreciate any input from the audience on players we’re missing from the 2021 class. We’re fully aware that these 11 players aren’t the only kids from Dayton who will play college ball in four years. Therefore, please send names to us via DM, drop a comment, or email name/film/July schedule to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to everybody who has already sent us tips.
Dayton 2021 Watch List (alphabetical)
- Chanze Amerson, 6’0” PG, Thurgood Marshall / Dayton Wolves
- Cam Fancher, 6’1” G, Wayne / OPA Dayton
- Dane Hall, 6’4” F/C, Miamisburg
- Brendon Hill, 6’2” W, Wayne / Nova
- Will Hill, W, Meadowdale / Dayton Wolves
- Dashawn Huffman, 6’2” W, Dunbar / Dayton Wolves
- Prophet Johnson, 6’4” W, Wayne / C2K Elite
- Anthony McComb, 6’2” G, Thurgood Marshall / NEO Tru Game
- Isaiah Moore, 6’2” PG, Beavercreek
- Colin Rodrigues, 6’1” PG, Northmont / C2K Elite
- Brenton Walker, 6’4” W/F, Wayne / Indy Heat E15
From what we’ve seen thus far, there’s a clear two that are jumping off the page.
Anthony McComb is a very exciting prospect in that he has the makings of a very productive wing scorer. At 13.0 points per game last season, he placed tied for sixth amongst scorers in the Dayton City League. He’s just scratching the surface too. McComb extremely fast with the ball in his hands, will likely grow another inch or two, shoots it OK, and finishes in traffic with ease. He is a problem.
Then, Brenton Walker is another sick athlete from the area who should draw more scoring opportunities for Wayne next season. The athletically built sophomore-to-be overwhelms opponents on the break with his powerful driving ability. Walker can also defend multiple spots and rebound the heck out of the ball.
First Impression: We Are Marshall
Thurgood Marshall has two of the best, let’s just say, five players in Dayton’s 2021 class. Both McComb and Chanze Amerson were top twenty scorers in the Dayton City League last season. Now that they’ve earned some of their stripes as leaders of the team as frosh, the backcourt combination could dominate this conference for three years.
As we just mentioned, McComb is a pure shot-maker with room for growth. Meanwhile, his point guard is a talented playmaker for others who fits alongside him. Like McComb, Amerson also likes to push tempo and thrives in the open floor. Amerson scores with more craft and could become deadly if he cuts down on turnovers and shoots it better.
On top of their undeniable talent, guards control high school basketball games. Two college prospects in the backcourt who are cohesive, protect the ball, and don’t need much to create a shot is a good recipe for success.
All that we have to say here is that Dane Hall from Miamisburg — a prodding big who earned varsity time as a freshman and is the younger brother of Louisville baseball commit and rebounding extraordinaire Duncan Hall — is also verbally committed to the Louisville baseball program.
All four of the Wayne kids have our attention. We’ve already mentioned the combo forward Brenton Walker. Another versatile athlete is Prophet Johnson, who is an extremely long 6’4” kid. His wingspan allows him to rebound and defend multiple spots. Johnson also handles the ball with fluidity.
Cam Fancher, who we’re told is a nice quarterback also, shoots the ball from deep very well for a kid his age. Fancher gets separation by moving off ball and shooting it with deep range. Finally, Brendon Hill has the makings of a superb role player — he rebounds, stays active, defends, and just hustles relentlessly.