Nov 30, 2010

Class of 2014 Player Rankings

The final player rankings for the pre-season are the freshman rankings. Admittedly, I have not seen every player in this class yet; but, this is a list of the known names out there. Keep an eye on this list because it will be getting updated often during the early part of the season as more players are noticed.

Lots of credit goes out to Coach Wyant, Coach Dressler, Coach Mark, and the departed Coach Daft for bringing in a great freshman class this year at Hughes.

Young Tyonte Robertson is ready to make
a name for himself in the CMAC this year
Unlike the '12 and '13 classes the freshman class does have a clear cut top player that we can kick the rankings off with...........

  1. Tyonte Robertson- 6'1 Aiken: Consensus top player in the state, great competitor who loves to be challenged, will be able impact the game as a freshman this year, a good athlete who has quickness and strength, streaky shooter with lots of moves to get to the rim, equally skilled at setting up teammates or finishing himself, great in transition, true talent to watch as he matures
  2. Blake Simpson- 6'4 PF Moeller: Lots of potential, can face up or post, rebounds well, nice athleticism and strength for his age. Physical player who demands double teams
  3. Antonio Woods- 5'11 PG Summit: Skilled with ball, very quick, plays like a senior, extremely good at pulling up from mid range, hard worker who comes from basketball family
  4. Aaron Oden- 6'1 SG Hughes: Slasher who can shoot and is a good athlete, ready to play varsity right now, good size for a young combo guard
  5. David Mitchell- 6'4 SF Hughes: Scorer that finds ways to make plays, good glue guy
  6. Alex Gigax- 6'5 PF Moeller: Shooter who is going to be closely watched prospect
  7. Vincent Edwards- 6'4 PF Middletown:Highly thought of prospect with good potential because of athleticism and knack for making plays all over the court
  8. Kevin Daniels- 6'1 SG Hughes: Very talented wing, a good athlete to keep an eye on
  9. Trey Hudson- 6'2 SF Colerain: Dominant athleticism and strength combined with a competitive spirit make him a solid player. Ready to contribute on varsity right away
  10. Kenny Kaufman- 5'8 PG Taft: Tough guard with great energy, quick with a mean crossover, can really stroke the deep ball when he's feeling it
  11. Dwight Nored- 6'5 C Hughes: Another talented freshman for the Big Red, very raw but athletic and long player
  12. Mike Barwick- 6'1 PF Summit: Undersized big that is extremely strong and physical

    Again, there are plenty of freshman to be seen in the city and this list will be changing soon. Keep checking back as Cincy Prep Hoops Report keeps bringing you all the new player and team information in Greater Cincinnati HS ball.

Highlight Videos

Who is going to be Mr. Basketball in the state of Ohio this year? It's looking like a two horse race; and after seeing this it's going to be a photo finish. From last month at the All-Ohio Nike City Series event here is Columbus Northland's Trey Burke (heading to Michigan) vs. Aaron Thomas of Cincinnati Withrow (signed with Florida State): Aaron Thomas vs Trey Burke

Also from the same event we have highlights of:
Middletown senior guard Jaihlen Teague
Summit sophomore guard Kevin Johnson

Class of 2013 Player Rankings

Next up is the sophomore class. Coaches have been saying for some time that is going to be one of the best classes to ever come through the Queen City. Rankings were very tough to finish for this class. Here is what everyone has been waiting for; and just like before if you don't like your ranking then do something about it on the court!
Josh Davenport- Running with the varsity
this year up at Moeller. Should be a great year

  1. Joshua Davenport- 6'4 SF Moeller: Unlimited potential as a scorer who can slash and shoot. Really good athleticism combined with length, just keeps on improving, developing a killer intensity
  2. Devin Williams- 6'7 PF Withrow: Strong post man with an array of moves on and off the block, getting better by the day, relentless worker, will not be out competed, great potential. Starting to get more lift and as he combines that with ball skills Devin will be unstoppable
  3. Kevin Johnson Jr.- 6'2 PG Summit:Athletic scoring guard that is really improving, extremely coachable, has become a very good shooter, can really make plays in the full court with his change of speed moves. Very good on ball defender, should have a breakout year.
  4. Austin Grimes- 6'2 SG Aiken: Tough minded and intense player, strong penetrating wing who is getting better with his other skills particularly shooting, improving confidence, very good rebounder for a wing, body and skills make him a versatile prospect
  5. Dontonio Wingfield Jr.- 6'4 SG Lockland: Really skilled player with great basketball body and athleticism, can do it all on the court, impossible to keep out of lane and is a great finisher
  6. Trent Donald- 6'3 PF Woodward: Skilled and strong on the block, good face up guy, relentless rebounder, brings his “A” game against the toughest competition, fills the stat line up
  7. Tim Coleman- 6'1 PG Withrow: Fierce competitor that is tough to guard with his shooting and slashing skills, has great potential but must play with a consistently good mentality
  8. Sterling Gilmore- 5'9 PG Walnut Hills: Very quick and can score with floaters or dish the ball off, deep shooting range, good defender with great attitude and leadership skills
  9. Monty Boykins- 6'3 SG Lakota West: Shooter and complete player, understands the game
  10. Keith Watkins- 6'0 PG Moeller: Good athlete who has a lot of potential, great defender
  11. Ramar Hairston- 6'0 SG Northwest: Glue guy who can also score, competitive defender, fits multiple roles and always seems to rise to the occasion
  12. Mikey Thompson- 6'4 SF Aiken: Big potential once his game comes together, lots of talent. Good athlete who has some decent ball skills, very good left handed scorer
  13. Marquez Carpenter- 6'4 PF West High: Worker down low who can rebound and finish, rapidly improving body and skill set, definitely a sleeper prospect in the city
  14. Deontae Bolling- 5'9 PG St. Xavier: Quick and smart player that dominates on defense and is a versatile offensive threat, great attitude and effort, true jack of all trades
  15. Bryan Porter- 6'2 SG Colerain:Good athleticism and solid ball skills, starting to make a name for himself as a player to watch

    Big Devin Williams is going to be a
    special player at Withrow this year

Honorable Mention: Cortez Adams (C West High), Milt Davis (SG Summit), Corey Wise (SG Hamilton), Joe Cossins (PF Anderson), Dorian Jordan (PG Princeton), Terry Cook (SF Hughes), Kyree Burton (PG Walnut Hills), Kevin Worsham (PF Northwest), Garrett Mayleben (PF Milford), Jalin Marshall (SG Middletown), Dylan Wedlock (SF Lockland), Tyrone Whitehead (SF Woodward), D'Juan Scott (SG Princeton), Isiah Johnson (C Walnut Hills), Alex Blink (SG St. Xavier), Kane Thompson (SF Aiken), Casey Pieper (PF Moeller)

Again, this is a really special class in this city; and the rankings were very difficult. Expect them to change throughout the year, because we have a lot of ranked guys that will be battling against each other for team bragging rights. 
Summit needs a big year out of Kevin
Johnson to put their name on the map.

Check back later today for the last set of player rankings: The diaper dandies- aka- the freshman class.

Nov 29, 2010

Class of 2012 Player Rankings

Our next set of rankings is the promising and very deep junior class. Many of the players from this class come from the 2009 national championship AAU team All-Ohio Purple coached by Orlando Berry Sr and Bill Kreyenhagen. Here is who we feel are Cincy's top players this year in the 11th grade:
Willy Moore of Aiken- Top Ranked

  1. Willy Moore- 6'2 SG Aiken: Big time talent that can score in the lane with a variety of moves as well as pass or shoot from deep, good athlete with great confidence, humongous potential
  2. Adolphus Washington- 6'4 PF Taft: Dominant low post scorer and relentless rebounder, finishes everything, surprising shooting touch, there is no one stronger in the state
  3. Geovonie  McKnight- 6'2 SG Middletown: Playmaker that can score or set up a teammate, has really improved and is making a big name for himself
  4. Josh Lemmons- 6'0 PG Lasalle: Big time shooter, unlimited range, faster with the ball, performs best in the big games, solid at running the offense
  5. Orlando Berry- 5'9 PG Taft:Floor general who can create shots for anyone, lightning quick, terrorizing defender
  6. Dwayne Stanford- 6'6 PF Taft: Good athlete that is a triple threat, can also post and rebound
  7. Landen Gaulden- 5'10 SG Aiken: Ton of talent, great shooter and ballhandler who knows how to get in the lane and make plays, proper mentality is key to possibly bright future
  8. Trey Dees- 6'0 PG Shroder: Big time passer and ball handler, improving shot, can really guard
  9. Jelean Lowe- 6'3 SF Taft:Shooter with great confidence that knows how to play the game
  10. Eli'sha Campbell- 6'3 SG Colerain: Big time athlete and slasher who keeps working to improve his game, gives a great effort on defense
  11. Ladell Griffin- 6'8 C Shroder: Great defender who refuses to be outworked, intense competitor loves big games, rapidly improving offense, decent athlete who is getting stronger
  12. Mark Minch- 6'2 SF Lakota East: Talented scorer has a variety of moves, mid-range scorer
  13. Randale Griffith- 6'4 PF Shroder: Physical player who can play inside and outside, unlimited arsenal of moves, difficult matchup with strength and great quickness for his size
  14. Rozelle Nix- 6'10 C Withrow: Huge frame, rebounds and defends, improving post game
  15. Paul Woodson- 6'6 PF Clark: Athlete/glue guy that gives great energy, scores hustle points
Honorable Mention: Edmund Hurt (PG Taft), Durrell Bullock (PG West High), Lionel Hill (SG West High), Erron Nichols (SF Withrow), Tommy Kreyenhagen (SG Summit), Jermaine Freeman (SF Taft), Deontez McGee (SG Norwood), De'Arrius Young (C Princeton), Alex Woelk (PF Mason), Ben Galemmo (SG Moeller), Ra'Saan Jackson (SG Taft), Zachariah Mustafa (SF Woodward), Allante Foster (SF Lakota East), Damon Gooch (SG Withrow), Will Gordon (SF Withrow), Tyler Isaacs (PF Withrow)

DD Washington of Taft, promising talent on the hardwood and gridron

 Again, there are plenty of other talented players in this class that have been left off. The season is starting this weekend. If you think that I forgot you then let me know, and go out there on the court this season and prove it

Class of 2011 Player Rankings

Aaron Thomas of The Queen City Prophets
We're going to start off the Cincinnati player rankings with the class of '11, this year's seniors. Here are the big names that, along with several others and probably some surprises, are going to make some noise this year on the prep scene:

  1. Aaron Thomas- 6'5 SG Withrow: Great athlete who can score at will, elite slasher and finisher who can also pull up from deep, terrific competitor who will rise to any challenge
  2. Brandon Neel- 6'3 SG Lasalle: Great athlete that can also really shoot, plays with a great swagger, talented wing who can create his own shot
  3. Kirby Wright- 6'7 PF Middletown: Skilled and athletic big man with great potential
  4. Jabriel Coaston- 6'5 PF Roger Bacon: Hard worker inside and outside, versatile player that brings energy, skill, and athleticism
  5. Carl Porter- 6'4 SF Withrow: Best leaper in the class, dominates the glass on both ends, runs the floor well, plays within himself on offense, emerging skill set and hustle give him potential
  6. Charlie Byers- 6'0 PG Moeller: Leader and fiery competitor who will not be out worked on either end, talented with ball in his hands and can create for himself or others
  7. Semaj Christon- 6'0 PG Winton Woods: Talented guard who can score in bunches
  8. Ulysses Thomas- 6'3 SG Princeton: Big time shooter and deceptive athlete
  9. Jalen Billups- 6'6 PF Shroder: Wide bodied big man with skill set who can also jump
  10. Gene Primus- 6'1 SG Aiken: Toughest player on the court, finds ways to score, great defender
  11. Mike Boyd- 6'0 PG Lakota East: Tough lead guard that can score and pass
  12. Kadeem Palmer- 5'9 PG Taft: Flashy ballhandler and passer who can also score
  13. Chris Lowe- 6'3 SG Taft: Shooter who can also play the point forward, great defender
  14. Jamarcus Crawford- 5'10 SG West High: Big time talent just needs to put it all together, capable of scoring with anyone, plays with chip on shoulder but must always keep composure
  15. Jaihlen Teague- 6'0 SG Middletown: Pure scorer with great range who loves big shots.
Honorable Mention: Alex McGlothin (SF Walnut Hills), Josh Johnson (SG Middletown), Marquez Johnson (SF Taft), Jared Bryant (C Roger Bacon), Dwayne White (PF Taft), Femi Thompson (PF Aiken), Phil Cooke (PF Lakota West), Kario Cannon (SF Shroder), Josh Chancellor (C West High), Ryan Flemming (SF Lasalle), Kevin Jones (SF Withrow), Dennis Thomas (SF Winton Woods), Alex Barlow (SG Moeller), Jay McCants (PF Princeton), RJ Leppert (SG Lakota East)

There are lots of other top players but this is just who I believe to be the best of the best. 


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