Posted On: 01/18/22 12:45 PM
After a 1 year hiatus, Flyin to the Hoop (FTTH) returned to Dayton, OH for 4 days of competitive basketball for all fans to enjoy. I will be breaking down my top performers by day starting with Friday’s action between ISA/Link Academy and Huntington Prep/Flyght Prep.
Mongolian Mike made his debut at FTTH with a bang as he was instantly the crowd favorite as soon as he began playing. The future Dayton Flyer fell to the nationally ranked Link team, but showcased his offensive arsenal for ISA. Unselfish player that makes the right play at the right time. Great court vision and put the ball in the right guys’ hands. Mike was clearly the primary guy for this ISA team and took shots if he wasn’t setting teammates up.
Trey Greene (Link Academy)
Greene was arguably the best playmaker on Friday night. His handle for the ball and crisp passing allowed assist opportunities to rise for Link and their loaded roster. Greene can push the pace and be a more up-tempo guard or settle in the half court setting and execute an offense. His speed makes it difficult to stay in front and contain. Greene is unsigned but certainly proved he’s a scholarship athlete with high upside.
Omaha Biliew (Link Academy)
Biliew brought intensity on both ends of the floor that proved to us he is a true two-way player. His grittiness on the perimeter and fighting for boards makes him a matchup nightmare. Fought through screens and forced even the bigger defenders to account for him on box-outs. Biliew is unsigned and considered one of the better 2022s still available nationally.
Muordar willed this Huntington Prep team in a matchup where they struggled to get into a groove against Flyght Prep. The 7-footer not surprisingly utilized his long arms and wingspan to cover a lot of ground and control the interior. Proved he could knock down the midrange shot while finishing around the rim. Muordar impacted shots on the defensive end even if he didn’t get a hand on it and forces opposing guards/bigs to account for his size.
Will Hill (Flyght Prep)
Hill didn’t jump off the page statistically but instead showed some versatility to his game. A good sized CG, Hill has the size to beat a smaller defender off the bounce and has a great arsenal in his offensive game. I particularly enjoyed seeing Hill stretch defenses with his range and be able to also score closer to the rim. Hill has attracted attention of some NAIA/D3s programs in Ohio and has utilized the prep year to his advantage.
Honorable Mention:(ISA), (Link), (Huntington Prep)