Posted On: 12/3/19 5:00 AM

Northeast Ohio basketball is special for countless reasons. The magic can be boiled down to two things, though — talent and the community’s enthusiasm for the game.

Because of it, there’s no other place I’d rather be on opening weekend. Great Lakes Classic, a 12-game opening-weekend event at Cleveland Heights, brings together well-known recruits versus eager underdogs with a backdrop of edge-of-their seat spectators ready to lose their minds for anyone who provides a highlight.

Today's two-part New Discoveries recap touches on the freshly discovered prospects that we went to Cleveland in search of.

Sam Oliver (2021) | 6-0 PG | GlenOak
stats: 13 points, 2 rebounds

Oliver brings a rather flawless shooting stroke and high-motor to the table. Strong body that helps him deal with contact at the point of attack. In general, Oliver is a physical player who often was handsy on the defensive side. Good passer. There isn't an obvious area of the game where Oliver could improve greatly. We think he should appeal to Division III college programs once they turn their sights to 2021. 

Daryl Houston (2021) | 6-0 PG | Beachwood
stats: 10 points, 4 rebounds

Houston is an

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