In order to provide exposure, and to serve as a source of information for players, coaches and parents, this season, we tracked teams and players in the 3rd grade division of the Central Ohio Basketball Association (COBA). In addition to the team rankings that we developed and updated from week to week, we also wanted to identify the standout players on each of the D-I teams.
Below we have highlighted the top players we saw over the course of the season in the form of four “All-COBA Teams.” In most cases, we were able to watch and evaluate players on multiple occasions. For the most part, the players are listed in the order of performance, Simply put, the players on the “First Team” represent the top 5 players in the league. The MVP decision was very close between Gahanna’s Derrick Perryman and Olentangy Blue’s Jack Shaker. Ultimately, we decided to award Co-MVP, as both players proved to be integral to their team’s success, and they both clearly separated themselves from the rest of the players in the league!
In general, the top teams had multiple standout performers; consequently, they placed more players on the various All-COBA Teams. We did our best to be as inclusive as possible, and in some cases, we consulted with the respective coaches and used their input in the final list. We hope this list serves as motivation for players to continue to work hard on their games. Congratulations to all of the players who made the list; it will be interesting to follow the development of these kids over the next several years!
(Final Team Rankings).