On day II of the All Grit tourney we were treated to more competitive play. Case in point, TNBA Select (2025) and Nova Village squared off early in the day and the game proved to be a nail bitter by the time the horn sounded. Every time Nova Village tried to pull away, TNBA would close the gap. By the end of the second half, TNBA had knotted the game at 37 with 3:50 remaining. In the end, Nova Village would get the 45-43 victory. The most impressive player on the floor was Jayden Quaintance (6’7″/C/2025/Cleveland Heights). Blessed with great size for an 8th grader, Quaintance blocked a boat load of shots and proved to be the ultimate rim protector. As soon as we thought Quaintance was just a defensive stopper, he displayed a soft touch around the rim and started scoring in the low post. Not only can he defend and score, Quaintance is an excellent passer and excels at out letting the basketball. In terms of prospects, Quaintance projects as a D-I prospect and should be tracked by college coaches right now!
Another competitive game featured the 4th grade Ohio Hoopsters against the Ohio Mombas. The game turned out to be a defensive battle as the half time score was only 6-8. The Hoopsters would stretch out the lead early in the second half and eventually go on to collect the win. The Hoopsters were powered by the play of Askia Holloway Jr. (4’8″/PG/2030/Dayton), who displayed excellent point guard skills; the ability to score at 3 levels and make plays for teammates. He changes speed and direction well, is deadly from beyond the arc, while also applying serious defensive pressure on his man. From what we saw from Holloway, if there is a better 3rd grader in Ohio, we want to see him! That Hoopsters team is absolutely loaded with talent and is built to win now and in the future. In fact, we also saw solid play from Tyler Postell (4’10″/PG/2029/Reynoldsburg), who made great decisions with the ball in his hands and found open teammates. We were also really impressed with Ashland Hanna (5’0″/PG/2029/Lewis Center), who showed an excellent skill set, a high basketball IQ and a will to win. Every time we see Hanna play he does not disappoint. Below is a broader list of the standout performers we saw on day two.
Chavis Wilson Jr.
|Jayden Quaintance||6’7″/C||2025||Cleveland Heights, OH||Great size already, elite rim protector, soft touch around the rim, great passer, outlets ball well, excellent D-I prospect|
|Danny Bentley||5’2″/SG||2028||Vinton Co, OH||Dynamic & highly skilled PG with a great feel for the game, IQ, ability to communicate and score|
|Dekhi Owens||5’7″/PG||2025||South Euclid, OH||Gritty & tough guard who is aggressive to the cup. Solid defender, can shoot it w/ a great motor|
|Bryden Hodge||5’10″/PG||2025||Columbus, OH||Athletic combo guard who gets down hill and scores. Excellent defender and can score drivng to the basket|
|Larrence Bell||6’0″/PG||2024||Dayton, OH||Can get a bucket at anytime. Went for 38 points in 2 games|
|Isiah Pearson||5’9″/SG||2025||Dublin, OH||Excellent 3-level scorer who has great 3-point range.Very active offensively, dropped 27 points in a game|
|Laron Fuller||5’10″/PG||2024||Columbus, OH||Hit multiple treys, strong and aggressive to the cup, had 21 points in a game|
|Chavis Wilson Jr.||4’9″/PG||2028||Columbus, OH||Super quick & aggressive play maker. Tough as nails & is unafraid to mix it up w/the big boys. Pesky defender who can also put up points. Great in transition|
|Khalil Daniels||6’2″/WF||2025||Columbus, OH||Athletic, attacks the rim, scored 10 points|
|Trey Jackson||5’7″/C||2028||Westerville, OH||Big body, moves well, soft touch around the basket, rebounds|
|Trey Bently||5’3″/WF||2028||Vinton Co, OH||Super aggressive, excellent defender, can knock down the 3-ball if left open, scrappy & tough|
|PJ Noles||6’3″/CG||2025||Columbus, OH||Solid frame, tough, solid handle, goes strong to the cup|
|Gary Berry||5’3″/PG||2027||Westerville.OH||Solid skill set and feel for the game, high IQ w/ability to score|
|Askia Holloway Jr.||4’8″/PG||2030||Dayton, OH||Super quick & dynamic PG w/an excellent skill set and feel for the game. Pesky defender, changes speed & direction well & can make plays. Can stroke the 3-ball & Plays with great pace & poise. Fun to watch.|
|Tyler Postell||4’10″/PG||2029||Reynoldsburg. OH||Sold skill set, good decision making, excellent handle, plays w/poise|
|Jay Smith||5’5″/PF||2029||Columbus, OH||Excellent 3-point shooter, hit 4 treys in second half|
|Gavin Toombs||6’2″/W/PF||2026||Highland, OH||Big body, athletic, finishes well near the basket|
|Ziayrious Pettaway||5’4″/SG||2026||Lima, OH||Standout performer and team’s leading scorer|
|Ashland Hanna||5’0″/CG||2029||Lewis Center, OH||Excellent skill set and IQ, can score or make plays for teammates|
|Tony Cornett III||5’6″/PG||2027||Columbus, OH||Can score, good size for position, dropped 18 points in a game|
|Kenny Scott||5’7″/PG||2025||Canton, OH||Standout performer, scored 14 points in a game|
|Bryce Wells||5’5″/SG||2027||Columbus, OH||Standout Performer|
Askia Holloway Jr.
Tony Cornett III