Apr 12, 2011

Nike All-Ohio Spring Showcase: Day 1 Recap

There's no way that you could ask for more talent in the gym for the first basketball event at the new Taft HS. Almost all of Cincinnati's top freshman, sophomores, and juniors showed up to prove that they belong on the list of the city's top players. CPHR saw a lot of highlight plays tonight, from off the backboard lob dunks to ferocious blocked shots, and lots and lots of three pointers. Here are some of the guys that stood out tonight:
Monty Boykins
  • Monty Boykins- '13 SG Lakota West: Showed a lot of improvement tonight with his ball handling and court vision. Monty was really aggressive and played with a quicker pace then CPHR has seen him. With that ability to attack the rim, or pull up for the jumper, Boykins was the most unstoppable player of the day at the event. 
  • Kevin Johnson- '13 PG Summit: In his second game KJ put on a show for the crowd by breaking down every defender that stepped in front of him and then scoring from every spot on the floor. At one point Kevin hit three consecutive 15 foot jumpers off of crossover moves. 
  • Dwayne Stanford- '12 PF Taft: Tonight was the perfect setting for Dwayne to showcase his athleticism and he did not dissapoint. He also showed off more of his isolation ability on the offensive end by putting the ball on the floor under control and then pulling up, where he hit a very nice percentage.
  • Jermaine Freeman- '12 SG Taft: Many people outside of the Taft program don't know how good of a scorer that Jermaine is, he really turned some heads tonight. In the first game he led his team to a double overtime victory and scored the last four buckets by willing his way to the rim and scoring with his strength and craftiness.  
  • Jalean Lowe- '12 SG Taft: The hot shooting streak continues as Jalean picked up where he left off from the State Championship weekend. This time however, he was pulling up off of a couple of bounces; and also did a nice job of getting to the rim in half-court situations and scoring. 
  • Edmond Hurt- '12 PG Taft: Always known around the city as someone with immense talent, fans got their chance to see what Ed can do with the ball tonight as he had the highest scoring tally of the day. Edmond was able to use his athleticism and handling ability to blow by defenders and his jump shot, particularly his step-back, was falling. Next year should be a breakout year for Ed.
Kevin Johnson
  • Other Stand Out Players:
    • Austin Grimes- '13 SG Aiken
    • Devin Williams- '13 PF Withrow
    • Kendall Beamon- '12 PG Withrow
    • Deontez McGee- '12 SG Norwood
    • Jaihlen Teague- '11 SG Middletown
    • Tyonte Robertson- '14 PG Aiken
    • Deontae Bolling- '13 PG St. Xavier
    • Aaron Oden- '14 PG Taft
    • Willy Moore- '12 SG Aiken
    • Orlando Berry Jr- '12 PG Taft
    • Adolphus Washington- '12 PF Taft
    • Ra'Saan Jackson- '12 SG Taft
    • Ramar Hairston- '13 SG Northwest
    • Tommy Kreyenhagen- '12 SG Summit
    • Marquez Carpenter- '13 PF West High

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