Louisville had a good turnout with the 2025 class with several high performing prospects that played up a level. In this piece, I look at those prospects and share why I felt the sophomore class was the top class of my Ohio recaps from the Grassroots Showcase.
Rayshawn Hubbard 6’0 PG Ohio Crossover (West Clermont)
Hubbard was influential for Ohio Crossover in their game against George Hill All-Indy and really turned the tide of the game with his defense. Got after the ball in full court defense and turned some turnovers into scoring opportunities. Good frame for a sophomore and athletic as all getout. There’s some things he will need to continue working on, especially his shot mechanics and shot making outside the paint. But Hubbard can impact the game as an underclassmen next season in the ECC.
Javeon Campbell 6’6 PF Griffin Elite Rogers 16U (Western Hills)
Campbell put in work in pool play using his interior presence to help pace Griffin Elite Rogers to a Gold bracket title. Campbell plays up a grade at the 16U level and plays like a polished, experienced post player. Great footwork on the blocks; setting himself up for post moves. Works the paint and showed good touch around the rim and finishing. Campbell could see a significant role as a sophomore due to the size and athleticism Western Hills loses from last year.
6’8 C Shining Stars Price (St. Xavier)
Wassler might be the most raw prospect at this time, but he arguably has one of the better upsides as well. Already has a big body at 6’8 and brings some serious physicality. Still a little unpolished and frankly looks like he is still learning how to use his frame on the offensive end. However, being part of a strict program at St. Xavier means Wassler could end up really skyrocketing with his development if he continues to grow.
Khalid Ousmane 6’7 SF Lake Erie Defenders 16U (Grand River Academy)
Ousmane was my favorite player at 15U level and I didn’t even realize he was an underclassmen until I did my notes after the event. Ousmane played up a grade for Lake Erie Defenders who won the Gold bracket at the event. Has tremendous reach and sizes. Great hands on the glass and combines with some elite bounce. Ousmane can control the glass and be a consistent threat for boards for his team. Ousmane has the highest ceiling in terms of being a scholarship prospect right now.