|Multi-sport Clark star Paul Woodson|
Here are two guys, and one team, that have really shown off their skills so far this year. Expect these names to pop up more and more on this blog and in all high school basketball coverage.
- Paul Woodson – Jr PF Clark:As good as Paul has been this year you have to remember that this is his third sport; he is a star dual threat quarterback on the football field and one of the best martial artists in the nation. At 6-6 with great coordination, and athleticism, Woodson is a very versatile player for Clark. So far this year he is averaging a double-double by going for 18 points and 12 rebounds against Madeira, then following that up with 15 points and 13 boards against Lockland. Clark is 2-0 this year and Woodson is a huge part of that. As he continues to improve his offensive skills Paul will become a dominant played thanks to his energy, toughness, and great athleticism for his size.
- Deontez McGee – Jr SG Norwood:'Tez is one of the most underrated scorers in the entire city. Last year on varsity he averaged 12.5 points per game; and he is picking up this year right where he left off. He went for 21 in the season opener against Taylor, then followed that up with 11 against Reading. Deontez can really shoot the ball from deep off a spot up or off the dribble and has great confidence. On any given night he is capable of 30 or more points.
- West High Underclassmen: This is a much improved team from last year and at 2-1 they have the record to prove it. A lot of that is thanks to a talented group of underclassmen. The Mustangs might have four solid seniors: transfer Josh Chancellor is a shot-blocker down low, Ivan Dunn is a role player, Brandon Smith is a talented forward, and guard JaMarcus Crawford (a ranked '11 player) averaged 13 points a game last year in limited action; but this team relies heavily on the non-seniors.
- Lionel “Bubba” Hill- Jr PG: Second leading scorer so far this year he went for 15 against Taft and 16 against Mt. Healthy. A returning starter who scored 12 a game last year, Hill is known as a shooter who can also handle the ball and get penetration.
- Keevin Tyus- Jr PF: A virtual unknown for some reason, Tyus can score the ball as well. He went for 26 against Mt. Healthy and also had 10 against Oak Hills. Last year Keevin averaged 11 points and started most of the games.
- Darrell Bullock- Jr PG: Another unknown, expect to see bigger things out of Darrell as the season progresses. In some varsity action last year he averaged 4 points and 3 rebounds. This year he has had a double digit scoring game with 14 against Oak Hills, and more are on the way. Bullock can pass, drive, or shoot and really plays with a lot of heart.
- Marquez Carpenter- So PF: 'Quez has been a consistent scorer at about 6 per game this year and always gives you a ton of rebounds. He is a much improved player this year, after learning from his mistakes on the varsity level last year. Carpenter is a great glue guy and loves to compete. He will have some big games this year as well.