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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.
Davis is a superb athlete who transferred into the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA). During the grassroots season with All Ohio Wolves, he impressed with a clutch performance in Indianapolis where he showed a competitive streak. His decision-making needs to improve to become an effective point guard at the next level, but he has good tools.
George was a model of consistency for Mid Ohio Pumas Elite over the last several months. He sticks with the fundamentals, doesn’t waste dribbles or motion, makes plays for others, and has a nice mid-range jumper. It will be interesting if George commands his team this weekend while representing on the home court.
Tillman is a super undersized athlete who doesn’t have tremendous foot speed. But he can really shoot it. Tillman usually finds points when the ball gets swung from side to side, capitalizing with a swish whenever he has space. We’re exciting to see how he is developing in terms of size and athleticism.
Warner is more of a combo guard, but we have little doubt that he won’t make sure he spends time as a primary ball-handler Sunday. Warner can create his own buckets, whether it’s pulling up from 25 feet or manipulating defenders with his handle. He’s always proven to be a super competitive kid with outward confidence — something we hope he brings to Columbus.
Wilson, the no. 2 prospect in Ohio, has had a more successful last 12 months than any other 2021 prospect in the state. He started at STVM and played an integral role in their Division II State Championship season. NEO Tru Game, then, made it to the Elite 8 of the EYBL E15 Challenge with Wilson leading the way as a dominate primary ball-handler. His combination of size, speed, wit, and skill is rare. He’s a Top 100 national prospect.