Team Name: Buckeye Prep Hoopsters
Grade/Class: 3rd/2032
City/State: Columbus, Ohio
Head Coach: Rob Taylor Jr.  Assistant Coach: Rob Taylor Sr.

2021 Tournaments Entered: Buckeye Prep Invitational, All Ohio Grassroots (2nd Grade), Memphis War Eagles (2031), T3TV Battle Royal Classic, Braxton Miller Charging Classic (2031), IYBU Run N Slam, Buckeye Prep Thanksgiving Shootout.

2021 Tournament Results: Buckeye Prep Invitational (Champions), Memphis War Eagles Tourney (2032 Champions), IYBU Run N Slam  (Runner-ups), Buckeye Prep Thanksgiving Shootout (Runner-ups).

2022 Tournament Results: Maryland Invitational (Final Four), March Madness (5th), All Ohio Grassroots (Runner-up), Buckeye Prep Invitational (Champion), Solon Cage Classic (Runner-up), Dru Joyce Classic (Runner-up), Charging Classic (  )

Ranked Teams Played: #8 Hoosier Phenoms (x3), #3 Team BNU, #18 Chi-Town Bulldogs (IL), #9 Team Hawk (IN), #1 Team Triple Threat (MD), #5 Team Thrill (MD), #19 We R 1 (MD), #20 Team Shammgod (NY), #2 Hoosier Phenoms

Best Wins: (2021) #9 Team Hawk (IN), #12 Memphis War Eagles (TN), #20 Swish Parker Elite (OH), M. Teague (IN); (2022) #19 We R 1 (MD), #20 Team Shammgod (NY), #2 Hoosier Phenoms, #22 Team Charging

2021 Season Record: 9-15 (Played mostly 2031 teams)                   2022 Season Record: 43-16                         2023 Season Record: 18-4

National Ranking: 10th by Top 25 Scouts, 10th by Born 2 Ball Nation and 8th by Coast 2 Coast Preps.

2022 Season Results/Recaps


Name Height Position City Date of Birth
Jordan Taylor 4’8″ Point Guard Blacklick 1-3-14
 David Johnson III 4’9″ Shooting Guard  Worthington 2-10-14
Tony Jones Jr. 4’8″ Point Guard Columbus 8-20-13
Hayes Emmons 4’9″ Shooting Guard Ashland 6-6-13
Will Harding 4’11” Wing Forward Dayton 6-18-13
 Aiden Williams 5’1″ Center Columbus 6-6-14
Cale Ivery 4’9″ Shooting Guard Gahanna 1-29-14
 Aeron “AJ” Turner 4’9″ Shooting Guard Gahanna 10-3-13
Rhett Bradley 4’7” Point Guard Big Walnut 5-2-13
Alec Moore 4’8″ Combo Guard Pickerington 12-28-13

2023 Basketball Schedule

Tournament Dates Location Division Hotel Results
President’s Day Palooza February 17th-19th Northern, KY 3rd Grade LINK Final 4
March Madness March 3rd-5th Batavia, OH 3rd Grade LINK Elite 8
A Game Hoops’  Ohio Spooky Nook Shootout March 10th-12th Hamilton, OH 4th Grade LINK Runner-up
All-Ohio Grassroots March 17th-20th Columbus, OH 3rd Grade N/A Champions
Music City Premier March 24th-26th Nashville, TN 3rd Grade LINK TBD
Buckeye Prep Invitational March 31st-April 2nd Columbus, OH 3rd Grade N/A TBD
Nike Cup April 7-9th Columbus, OH 3rd Grade N/A TBD
Dru Joyce Classic April 14th-16th Cleveland, OH 3rd Grade LINK TBD
Charging Classic April 29th-31st Huber Heights, OH 3rd Grade LINK TBD
Hell’s Kitchen May 12th-14th Detroit, MI 3rd Grade LINK TBD
Coaster Classic May 19th-21st Sandusky, OH 4th Grade LINK TBD
Run & Slam May 26th-28th Fort Wayne, IN 3rd Grade LINK TBD
Ballin on The Beach  June 16th-18th Ft. Lauderdale, FL 3rd Garde LINK TBD
Nike Summer Championship July 15th-16th Columbus, OH 3rd Garde N/A TBD
Top 25 Combine July 22nd Columbus, OH 3rd Grade N/A N/A

Presidents‘ Day Palooza  Tournament Recap (Click for report)

Opponent Round Results Final Score
Michigan Playmakers Pool (GM #1)  Won 22-19
Blue Grass Mombas Pool (GM) #2)  Won 44-7
Hoosier Phenoms Extra Game Lost 46-44
 Blueprint Quarterfinals Won 35-15
Hoosier Phenoms Final 4 Lost 45-31

March Madness Tournament Recap (Click for report)

Opponent Round Results Final Score
Dews Elite Pool (GM #1)  Won  42-10
North Coast Blue Chips Pool (GM) #2)  Won  38-28
Global United Quarterfinals Lost 55-30

Ohio Spooky Nook Shootout Recap

Opponent Round Results Final Score
Friars Gold Storm 2031 Pool (GM #1) Won 38-31
NKY Mambas 2031 Pool (GM) #2) Won 33-26
NKY Mambas 2031 Semifinals Won 35-31
Dews Elite 2031 Championship TBD  TBD

All-Ohio Grassroots Shootout Recap

Opponent Round Results Final Score
All-Ohio Red Pool (GM #1) Won 32-20
Ohio Hoopsters Monarchs Pool (GM) #2) Won 25-14
Avengers Pool (GM) #3) Won 49-33
All-Ohio Red Bracket (GM #1) Won  40-16
Ohio Hoopsters Monarchs Championship Game Won 35-11