Posted On: 10/18/19 5:30 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 11 Northeast Ohio Facilitators, we are not simply celebrating unselfish passers. Instead, we're recognizing those who truly facilitate efficient basketball for their team.

Simon Blair (2020) | 5-10 PG | South Central

Savvy point guard who creates plays late into his drives. Strong enough body and secure enough handle to deal with pressure in the lane and still kick-out from traffic. Few in the state are more consistent in creating inside-out 3-point attempts, one of the most efficient versions of a spot-up triple. Malone commit.

Luke Chicone (2021) | 5-9 PG | Mentor

Lightning-quick ball-handler who

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