Under the Radar Performers: Top 250 Expo

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Posted On: 09/19/18 1:51 PM

So, you’ve read about the top upperclassmen from Sunday’s Top 250 Expo, but there were plenty of other players who shined as well. Here is a list of the under the radar upperclassmen from the action at Pickerington North.

DeAirius Barker/ 6’0/Princeton High School/2020- Barker is known more as a scorer in the Cincinnati area, but on Sunday displayed more play-making ability than I had seen in the past. He was able to put passes into tight windows and played with good pace throughout the afternoon. With his ability to score the basketball, look for him to be a major contributor for the Vikings this season.

Tre Beard/5’8/Chillicothe/2020- Though maybe the smallest player among the upperclassmen group, this young man more than made up for it with his play. Tre knocked down jumpers, penetrated and finished in the lane but more importantly got others involved. The team he played with just seemed to flow much better with him on the court. Beavercreek guard Chris Herbort

Chris Herbort/6’2/Beavercreek/2020- Herbort was the best floor general that I saw all day. He controlled the pace of every game that he played in and dropped dime after dime rather in half court or transition. Not only is he capable of knocking down shots from the perimeter, but he can get in the lane and finish with both hands. And just as importantly his teammates seemed to enjoy playing with him, partly due to the fact because they knew if they were open they would get the ball.

Jayden Prince/6’1/Dublin Scioto/2020- While not the most athletic player, Prince more than made up for it with a high IQ and an ability to create space for his mid-range jumper. And what was even more impressive was Jayden’s ability to knock down shots off the catch and off the dribble. And do not sleep on the young man’s passing ability as well, he dropped a few dimes off the dribble drive.

Jeremy Sanchez/6’1/North Ridgeville High School/2019- Amongst the most aggressive players at Pick North on Sunday, Sanchez lived in the paint the whole day. His ability to finish at rim, even through contact and traffic, was what really set him apart from a lot of other players. But Jeremy was also active on the defensive end as well, using active hands and quick feet to cause havoc.