Posted On: 12/2/19 8:24 AM

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

Garvin Clarke (2020) | 6-0 PG | Cleveland Heights
stats: 31 points, 14 rebounds (two games)

Clarke, an Akron signee, played an efficient all-around game. His shooting ability, though, took center stage. Once considered a question mark in his early career, Clarke's jumper has developed into a true strength. He hit several from distance after creating space off the dribble. His more filled-out frame allowed him to finish a few and-ones through the body, also. Defensively, Clarke caused several turnovers — his feet and hands were way quicker than those of the opponents. 

EJ Farmer

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