Max Roth is ready to lead Findlay in their quest for a TRAC title

Posted On: 11/18/20 12:12 PM

In our updated 2022 rankings we ranked just under 100 players. Many players ranked outside of the top 50 might be a little under the radar heading into their Junior seasons. In this article I’ll be looking at some players that could be in store for a rise in buzz during their Junior season.

Trent HundleyTrentHundley6'5" | SFEastern Brown | 2022StateOH, 6’5 SF Eastern Brown: Hundley was a stud at multiple live-streamed events this off-season. Hundley flashed his skill at the Route 33 challenge and then won Co-MVP at the 270 Hoops Country Roads challenge. Hundley was going after whoever was defending him, using his size to get to the basket and being patient scoring around the hoop. Hundley was also making plays on the defensive end, being more athletic than most of the other small-school prospects at the event.

Josh HarlanJoshHarlan5'10" | PGPickerington Central | 2022StateOH, 5’10 PG Pickerington Central: Harlan is in the opposite situation of Hundley, as he plays at a school that plays in a lot of major events every season. Harlan is not going to be the leading scorer for the Tigers, but his defensive effort is consiscent and he played like a veteran as a Sophomore. Without Trent HundleyTrentHundley6'5" | SFEastern Brown | 2022StateOH, 6’5 SF Eastern Brown: Hundley was a stud at multiple live-streamed events this off-season. Hundley flashed his skill at the Route 33 challenge and then won Co-MVP at the 270 Hoops Country Roads challenge. Hundley was going after whoever was defending him, using his size to get to the basket and being patient scoring around the hoop. Hundley was also making plays on the defensive end, being more athletic than most of the other small-school prospects at the event. Josh HarlanJoshHarlan5'10" | PGPickerington Central | 2022StateOH, 5’10 PG Pickerington Central: Harlan is in the opposite situation of Hundley, as he plays at a school that plays in a lot of major events every season. Harlan is not going to be the leading scorer for the Tigers, but his defensive effort is consiscent and he played like a veteran as a Sophomore. Without Tahleik WalkerTahleikWalker6'2" | SGPickerington Central | 2020StateOH and Connor Maciag in the back-court, Harlan should have the ball in his hands more with the opportunity to shine around a talented supporting cast. Kobe PeckKobePeck5'11" | PGLakota East | 2022StateOH, 5’11 PG Lakota East: Peck only played 12 games last season for the Thunderhawks which kept him under the radar last season. He flashed his talent to start his Sophomore season with a season high 12 points against Taft. He only hit double figures twice the rest of the year as he struggled from the field. Nate JohnsonNateJohnson6'4" | PGLakota East | 2021StateOH is back for Lakota East, but a decent chunk of their other complimentary pieces have graduated, we’ll see if Peck can provide a scoring boost to a team that will again expect to compete for a GMC title. Caleb LaurichCalebLaurich6'7" | PFCopley | 2022StateOH, 6’7 PF Copley: Laurich missed the start of the season for Copley, as the Indians couldn’t get a win without him in the line-up. Shortly after he returned Copley found their stride and started making a nice late season push up the conference standings. Khoi ThurmonKhoiThurmon6'1" | PGCopley | 2023StateOH and Amire RobinsonAmireRobinson6'3" | SFCopley | 2023StateOH get all the buzz for Copley, but Laurich proved his worth to the team last season. With a fully healthy Laurich, I expect Copley to be competing for a conference title with a core that’s a year older in 2020-21. Jayden BradshawJaydenBradshaw6'4" | SFFayetteville | 2022StateOH, 6’4 SF Fayetteville: Bradshaw is another player who stood out in the Route 33 challenge. Bradshaw was really scoring the ball at will in transition, using his long strides to beat the defense down the court. Hit some shots from the outside as well and looks the part physically for a small-school kid. They do have games scheduled Vs Eastern Brown, so any D2/NAIA/D3 coach looking to get a jump start on recruiting for 2022 at the wing position should be interested in that game. Max RothMaxRoth6'0" | PGFindlay | 2022StateOH, 6’0 PG Findlay: Roth (I believe we’re unrelated) is a player who popped while watching the Ohio Buckets this AAU season. At 6’0 he’s explosive vertically as shown by these two put-back slams he had in a recent scrimmage. The TRAC should be very competitive this season once again, but with Roth and AJ AdamsAJAdams6'4" | SFFindlay | 2021StateOH, Findlay has a chance to lift the conference championship when it’s all said and done. Landon Newland, 6’3 SF Ridgemont: Newland has a chance to be a 2,000 point scorer by the time his career finishes at Ridgemont. Already at over 800 points, it’s easy to see numbers that prove how prolific of a scorer Newland is. Ridgemont has two players in the class of 2022 worth monitoring this season in Newland and Mason Stuck. Small colleges will want to keep both of these players on their radar.

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