Posted On: 03/27/20 8:34 PM

There’s plenty of talent returning throughout Northeast Ohio next season after we saw a couple of freshmen really make an impact in year one. With that in mind, here are some of the top upcoming sophomores to keep an eye out for heading into the 2020-21 high school basketball season. 

Marlon BarnesMarlonBarnes6'5" | SGBrush | 2023OH, Brush

We didn’t get to see a fully healthy Marlon BarnesMarlonBarnes6'5" | SGBrush | 2023OH often throughout his freshman season as he was battling injuries early on. Nonetheless, Barnes is a very skilled combo guard who displayed his outside shot throughout the playoffs in big games against Mentor and Cleveland Heights. Barnes ended his freshman year on an effective note, having more confidence in his three-point shot while improving his perimeter defense as well. He already holds an offer from Miami (FL). 

Khoi ThurmonKhoiThurmon6'1" | PGCopley | 2023StateOH, Copley

The 6-foot freshman had one of the best seasons for his class in year one. He finished the season averaging 16.9 points per game for his team, helping turnaround a sluggish start that translated to an impressive postseason push. Thurmon has a nice handle to his game and was a remarkable defender at such a young age, guarding opposing team’s best

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