Although scoring is often the name of the game at most elite showcases and camps, the staff at the Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase attempts to reward several elements of the game such as team play, skill, hustle, attitude and defense.  Because defense is extremely important in a team’s success, we wanted to identify the top defenders at the showcase and recognize players for getting it done on the defensive end of the court.  To this end, below is our list of the top five defenders at the showcase.  Each individual will be presented with a plaque for their efforts.  In addition, coaches also identified the top defenders on there respective teams.  Those players are also list below.  Congratulations to the players who made our All-Defensive Team!

Name Height/Position Class City/State
Amileo Norvell Jr. 4’0″/PG 2028 Dayton, OH
Riku Nishikawa 5’7″/WF 2026 Dublin, OH
Sae Robinson 4’10″/PG 2028 Sandusky, OH
Caden Ivery 5’6″/SG 2027 Blacklick,OH
Moses Blackwell 5’6″/PG 2025 Detroit, MI

Team-Based Best Defender

Name/Class Name/Class Name/Class Name/Class
Michael Yates-2025 Riku Nishikaw-2026 Memphis McDowell-2025 Damion Powell-2029
Mondale Bradley-2025 Elijah Harris-2026 Jaylon Folds-2027 Marino Graham-2029
Alex Reese-2025 Latrell Hughes-2026 Amileo Norvell Jr.-2028 Roe-Darrell DeDeaux-2029
Moses Blackwell Darek Whitfield-2026 Maurice Hamrick Jr.-2028 Colt Richmond-2029
Kieran Granville-2025 Angelo Chapman-2026 Sae Robinson-2028 Caden Ivery-2027
Darryl Tompkins-2025 Trestyn Pauleus-2027 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Jaden Berry-2027