Posted On: 07/18/21 8:07 PM

The Grassroots Showcase brought teams from across the United States to play in Louisville, KY. As one of the Ohio scouts, I obviously watched several Ohio based teams compete against other competitive programs. Our first piece as part of coverage is recapping the top Ohio players.

Ian Abrass (2024) Mid Ohio Pumas-Sliemers 6-1 SG

Crafty guard. Very unselfish and smart player. Makes the right plays at the right time. Not as athletic as some of the other guards I watched but makes up for it with his focus on the fundamentals. Has a spin move one would see on 2k. One of the better 15U players I saw during the event.

Dariyonne Bryant (2022) Mid Ohio Pumas-Harrington 6-3 SG

 New name for me as he excelled with the Pumas in their Ohio matchup against SMAC Real Deal. Tremendous athlete. Great leaping and dunking capabilities. Dangerous in the fast break if he gets in front of defenders. Unselfish in half court sets.

Dante Collier Dante Collier 6'4" | SF Licking Heights | 2022 State OH (2022) Nova Village-Simmons 6-4 SG

Lefty with a great shooting stroke. Intriguing with his size on the perimeter. Great in catch-and-shoot situations. Good shooting mechanics and confident once he gets hot from beyond the arc. Will need to

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