Posted On: 10/19/18 5:00 AM

We are in a pretty slow time in the calendar in terms of basketball being played in the public eye. Naturally, we’re thinking and writing about what’s ahead at this point. So, with the high school season approaching and our updated 2021 Prospect Rankings dropping Tuesday, we’re taking a city-by-city/region-by-region look at the impact sophomores across Ohio.

(#1) Meechie Johnson, 6’0”, Garfield Heights

Not much should change for Johnson this season, as far as what he does on the court. Whether it’s been at Garfield Heights or with Hard Work Basketball this summer, Johnson has proved that his offensive talent demands that the gameplan be designed around him, not the other way around. The Bulldogs may find more creative ways to create open looks for the super sophomore since Alonzo Gaffney won’t be there to draw help-side off him, but Johnson will still find his own shot.

(#6) Malaki Branham, 6’4” W/F, St. Vincent-St. Mary

Branham will be one of many athletic forwards in STVM’s rotation, although he’s easily the most talented of the group. We’re most interested in his development as a prospect this season, given all

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