Posted On: 03/20/21 11:39 AM

The OHSAA Division III and IV state semifinals were held at UD Arena on Friday. I caught three of the four games, seeing Botkins, Worthington Christian and Lutheran East advance to the state title game. Here were the top performers from those contests.

Jayden Priddy Powell Jayden Priddy Powell 5'11" | PG Botkins | 2021 State OH -Powell, 5’10 PG Botkins 2021: Powell was a microwave scorer for Botkins, getting a bucket at the most important times throughout the game. I thought Powell played at his own pace and used pump fakes and pivots to help create space for mid-range jumpers. There were a couple layups Powell would’ve wanted back if the Trojans weren’t able to make a dramatic comeback, but Powell really shined for Botkins in this high pressure situation.

Josiah Harris Josiah Harris 6'7" | PF Richmond Heights | 2022 State #101 Nation OH , 6’7 PF Richmond Heights 2022: Harris actually didn’t have a huge height advantage over the Botkins bigs, but still ended the afternoon with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Harris had a couple moves that showed why he’s regarded as one of the top prospects in the state for his class. Harris is dangerous from the face up position, as he can shoot or put it on the floor with either

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