Cincinnati Basketball Diaries: October Recruiting News

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Posted On: 10/23/18 6:16 PM

Tons of recruiting news coming out of the 513 during the month of October, including D-I offers for two 2020 talents, one of the top 2019 performers in the state announcing his post-grad decision much, much more. Let’s get you up to date on the news.

 

Smith and Wise offered by the same program

Two of the better 2020 talents in the state announced via Twitter within an hour of each other offers from Detroit Mercy on Sunday. The first announcement was made by Deer Park G Mark Wise (PHO #16), who announced his offer at 2:55pm. Then at 3:56pm the 17th ranked player in Ohio Nekhi Smith from Taft announced his offer from the Titans. Wise adds this offer to a list that includes Florida Atlantic and Kent State while this is the first D-I offer from Smith. These two gentleman will meet up December 7th at Princeton H.S when Taft and Deer Park meet at the Inaugural Queen City Classic Play by Play Invitational.

Two highly touted seniors to become teammates at the next level

Bellarmine has recruited well in the Cincinnati area for a long, long time. Most recently it was CJ Fleming out of LaSalle, well this year we can add two more players to the list. We’ll start with Lakota East W/F Bash Wieland (2019 PHO #39), who announced his commitment to the Knights on October 4th. Wieland has really seen his stock rise over the past year, which was helped by a very good end to his junior season and AAU season. Joining Wieland in Louisville will be Alec Pfriem (2019 PHO #24) of the defending D-I state champion Moeller Crusaders, who announced his commitment on October 19th.  Pfriem finished in the top 3 in the GCL-South last season in assist, steals and rebounds last season.

South Carolina St. offers Dohn Prep swingman

Former Walnut Hills and Strongsville G/W Omari Peek, now attending Dohn Prep, received an offer from South Carolina St which was first announced via Twitter on October 3rd. Omari, the 43rd ranked player in the final 2018 rankings, is a three-level scorer who has the size (6’5) to play in the backcourt and on the wing. The Bulldogs are the 2nd MEAC program to offer Peek along with North Carolina A&T.

Tribble re-classifying to 2020

There were grumblings throughout the summer that Winton Woods standout guard Greg Tribble (2019 PHO #9) might decide to go the prep school route instead of taking one of the many D-I offers he had in his bag. Well on October 2ND Tribble laid those rumors to rest by announcing he would indeed re-classify to the class of 2020. Having just turned 17 right before the start of the school year, you can guarantee their will be plenty of interest at the prep school level for the talented senior. Before his announcement Tribble had offers from IUPUI, Northern Kentucky, Ball State and Morehead State among others.