Posted On: 12/2/19 12:54 PM

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, we look at mostly well-known recruits who will be remembered as the top performers from the 2019 GLC. 

Christian Parker (2020) | 6-6 PF | GlenOak
stats: 24 points, 19 rebounds

Parker played on his toes all night, showing burst off the floor on in-traffic finishes, rebounds, and tipped shots. Rebounded outside of his area against an undersized Beachwood team, often extending for offensive boards. Natural scoring touch. Strong with more room to fill-out. The unsigned senior knows how to play against a zone — showing spatial awareness and passing ability. Shoots it well for a forward, hitting two of his handful of outside shot attempts.

It wasn't a good opportunity to evaluate his defensive ability as

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