Posted On: 01/9/19 10:41 AM

In the three games I was able to catch at the Cleveland Play-By-Play Classic (before catching the flu), forwards were the difference-makers. The Cleveland Heights frontcourt comes to mind as most striking, but there were several notables throughout Saturday’s action!

Jevontae Jones (2019), 6’4”-6’5” W, Richmond Heights

Jones, someone who is just now catching our eye this season, is a big wing who plays with energy. Good physical tools and a willingness to fly around on defense is a rock solid combination. He uses his size to make smaller guards uncomfortable in one-on-one defense. On the other end, Jones looked to post-up quickly and score with craft inside. We would’ve liked to see him go up strong more often, though. Potential late steal for Division III programs in NE Ohio. Jones had eight points and six rebounds against Shaker.

Nigel Martin (2019), 6’4” W, Cleveland Heights

Martin continued making a convincing case for the most improved senior in Ohio with his 26-point outing Saturday. He has become wildly efficient as a scorer and had it going from inside and out against Canton McKinley. Martin has tremendous body control and a soft touch

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