Posted On: 11/12/19 12:53 PM

The Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference provides electric offensive outings on a nightly basis. Not only are the games played with pace, those fastbreaks are also often led by the area's top guard prospects.

In 2019-20, several the guys at the top represent Mr. Basketball candidates. As far as teams, Taft and others may find themselves battling for a trip to Columbus come March.

POY Candidates

Paul McMillan IV (2022) | 6-1 PG | Woodward

McMillan took the conference by storm last season, averaging a gross stat-line of 24.7 points, 4.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.3 steals per game at Hughes. He takes on a new challenge in year two, now at Woodward High School. 

The production should be consistent with last season's numbers for the high-major prospect. His ability speaks for itself and he's now surrounded by fellow guards who demand defensive attention to go with a 6-foot-7 athletic center who can hang out in the dunker spot and run the floor with McMillan. 

Nekhi Smith (2020) | 6-5 F | Taft

Smith combines a versatile skill-set with outstanding strength, making him a mismatch for the rest of the league.

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