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Posted On: 09/15/18 5:00 AM
We’re creeping closer and closer towards Sunday’s Top 250 Expo at Pickerington North.
As of Thursday morning, Asbury, Ashland, Baldwin Wallace, Charleston, Denison, Hillsdale, Hiram, IU East, John Carroll, Lake Erie, Marian, Marietta, Mount St. Joseph, Ohio Dominican, Ohio Northern, Ohio Wesleyan, Otterbein, Paul Quinn, Siena Heights, Waynesburg, Wittenberg, and Wooster comprised the list of colleges set to attend the event.
There’s only one reason their coming: the prospects. While in-state colleges may not be coming in exclusively for sophomores, this event is shaping up to be the proving ground for 2021 prospects. We have 15 of the top 60 players in the class attending, providing an opportunity for players to really separate themselves amidst a loaded class.
At the end of August, we looked at the Early Entry Guards (click the links to read about those). Now, we’re looking at the other known commodities who signed up later that are bringing their talent to Pickerington North from noon to 5PM Sunday.
Caneris is a flat-out shooter out of Southwest Ohio. He moves well without the ball, especially showing familiarity coming off pin-downs. Expanding on his ball skills and creating his own space with the ball in his hands, though, is the next step we’d love to see him take at the Expo.
Jones is reportedly a rising talent out of Central Ohio who plays hard and has exciting physical tools, per 270 Hoops. It will be out first time checking out the young man and we’re excited to see how he matches up against some of the top talents in his class across the state.
Lattimore shoots the ball at a mind-blowingly high clip, shooting 60 percent last season from behind the arch. After watching some of his film after that stat caught our attention, it’s clear that he’s also not a one-dimensional talent. Lattimore, instead, can really get to his floater and pull-up jumper with quickness and a good feel. Really excited to check out Lattimore in live action this weekend.
McCracken is slotted in at the no. 27 spot in our first 2021 rankings, which really goes to show how inaccurate our first set of rankings can be on any given class. He’s a top 15 talent in a loaded Ohio class. McCracken plays hit butt off on defense, defending speed or size while crashing the glass. He’s also an efficient scorer with one-dribble pull-ups and challenging finishes in traffic.
Thorbahn is the only Ohio 2021 prospect, to our knowledge, with a Division II offer. Findlay extended one to the local product early on, a vivid stamp of approval for one of the best programs in the state in terms of identifying talent and on-court success. He scores it from all three levels and loves to exploit size disadvantages around the basket.
He’s a great example of a young prospect coming Sunday who is worth your time if you’re a Division II college coach in attendance.