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Posted On: 08/8/18 6:20 AM
Our final All Grassroots team is mostly comprised of players from Northeast Ohio, who are joined by a bruising 2021 prospect from Columbus.
Playing as their point guard and primary offensive creator, Wilson led NEO Tru Game to an elite eight appearance at the E15 finals. They also won three events this spring with Wilson at the helm, a kid we expect to be ranked among the nation’s best 2021 prospects. His filled-out frame and speed makes him hard to stop coming downhill, but Wilson also can step out and hit triples with distance.
Offers: Xavier, Toledo
Huffman continually led OBC’s scoring efforts as they qualified for the adidas Gauntlet Gold Finale in July. His stock rose over the past few months as he took visits to high-major programs like Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Xavier. He has an ability to read defenses and attack the lane with poise, then drop in crafty baskets with a nice scoring touch.
McDay was the most consistent two-way player we tracked this entire season. He’s a consummately disciplined decision-maker who now has a three-level scoring package that facilitates his IQ. His improved shooting ability and playmaking from the wing is promising for the three MAC schools recruiting him. McDay’s length, quickness, and IQ make him a super solid defender.
Offers: Stony Brook
Sawyer tore up the 15U scene this spring before switching to a full-time football focus in July. When on the court, his consistent turnaround jumper, faceup ability, and rebounding were almost unfair against his age level. With Sawyer on the team, the 25-2 Pumas won five tournaments and beat various circuit programs.
UAA stats: 12.9 PPG (37-25-76), 4.5 RPG
Offers: Youngstown State, Northern Kentucky, Akron, Kent State
Behind the scenes, Eller was constantly raved about during July, yet he remains the unsung hero of the state’s top 16U team. He averaged a double-double at the UA Finals, scoring 12.6 points and grabbing 10.3 rebounds per game. The skilled big man really proved himself as a rebounder for C2K this season. We already knew he provided skill and shooting as a stretch four; but if Eller can defend fives, his value as a prospect will continue to trend up.