First Team All Grassroots 2018

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Posted On: 08/7/18 5:54 AM

Regardless of class or circuit, introducing the five best performers from this year’s grassroots season:

 

Andre Gordon (2019), 6’2” G, C2K Elite / Huntington Prep (formerly Sidney)

Zeb Jackson (2020), 6’3” G, C2K Elite / Maumee Valley

Josh Corbin (2019), 6’3” G, All Ohio Red / Gahanna

Alonzo Gaffney (2019), 6’9” W/F, All Ohio Red / Brewster Academy (formerly Garfield Heights)

Tre Williams (2019), 6’6” F/C, All Ohio Red / Woodstock Academy (formerly Reynoldsburg)

 

 

Gordon

UAA stats: 15.5 PPG (55-29-57 shooting splits), 3.2 RPG, 2.2 APG

Offers: Dayton, Tulsa, Loyola Chicago, Kennesaw State

Gordon is a skilled player off the dribble who showed an ability to make contested shots in the mid-range. He gets great lift on his jumper and finishes around the glass. Phenomenal body control in the air and lateral quickness. The former two-sport phenomenon will focus on basketball at Huntington Prep. Gordon led C2K 17U with 13.0 PPG at the UA Finals.

 

Jackson

UAA stats: 13.5 PPG (43-39-81), 3.8 RPG, 3.1-1.0 assist/turnover ratio

Offers: Providence, Ohio State, Illinois, Xavier, Butler, Iowa State, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Iowa, Arizona State, Marquette, Wisconsin

Jackson reeled in more MM/HM offers than any other Ohioan this summer. The 2018 Prospect of the Year impressed with his jab series, ability to read a defender in the one-on-one, and ultimately his shot-making ability. UCLA is the most recent program to reach out to Jackson, following the UA Finals, where C2K finished in the round of eight.

 

Corbin

EYBL stats: 13.5 PPG (40-41-72), 2.4 RPG, 0.8 APG, 53 3-pointers made

Offers: Robert Morris, James Madison, Kent State, Boston, Winthrop, UNC Charlotte

Corbin was continually the leading scorer on Ohio’s no. 1 17U team. His efficient shooting provided an element of spreading the floor that they desperately needed. He also showed all-around improvements late at the Peach Invitational, where Corbin averaged 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals. Named the season’s Top Shooter.

 

Gaffney

EYBL stats: 12.8 PPG (37-40-80), 5.4 RPG, 2.1 APG

The Ohio State verbal commit may not have led Red in every category, but his versatility was the focal point of their offense and defense. He can defend multiple positions with fluid length and shot-blocking ability. Offensively, Gaffney played like more of stretch four who had the ability to put it on the floor and make a move. He officially transferred to Brewster Academy six days ago.

 

Williams

EYBL stats: 7.9 PPG (54-43-0), 5.5 RPG, 0.9 APG

Offers: Lincoln Memorial, Bryant, Manhattan, Eastern Illinois, South Carolina Upstate, Kent State, Youngstown State, Buffalo, Wright State, James Madison, IUPUI, UT-Martin, Bowling Green, Miami (OH), Ohio Univ., Indiana State

Williams, the state’s Top Rebounder, played with inspiring energy and saw his stock shoot through the roof once he broke-through to the D-I threshold on April 22. Williams had his best weekend of the year at the Peach Invitational, averaging 12.8 points and 9.2 rebounds.