Posted On: 10/17/19 6:45 AM

Facilitators shouldn't be thought of, simply, as players who prefer to pass. Rather, it's about delivering the ball to teammates in places where they can be successful.

The best distributors directly create high-percentage shots for others.

Therefore, a facilitator is often someone with the ball-handling ability or sheer quickness to breakdown the defense. Once a facilitator gets past the first line of defense and draws a second defender — or forces multiple players to collapse — he instinctively knows where to go with the ball. 

So, just keep in mind as we roll through the Top 10 Northwest Ohio Facilitators, we are not simply celebrating unselfish passers. Instead, we're recognizing those who truly facilitate efficient basketball for their team.

Sean Craig (2022) | 6-5 PF | Northview

Skilled face-up forward quickly building a reputation as a skilled playmaking forward. Craig sees the floor well and is an especially talented passer from the elbow. Finds fellow bigs in the high-low game and shooters on skip passes. Flashes playmaking for others as a slasher on straight-line-drives. Finally, Craig is an active screener who opens up space for ball-handlers with his picks. 

Kalen Etzler (2021)

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