A few weeks ago we published our updated statewide player rankings in several classes.  In an effort to spotlight more kids and to refine our statewide rankings, we decided to take a closer look at players across the state based on their city of residence. To this end, over the next several weeks we will be publishing more detailed rankings by city.  By drilling down city by city, we will be better able to more accurately determine the statewide rankings. Below you will find our initial step in the process as we highlight the top 20 players in Cincinnati in the classes of 2025-2028.  With respect to presentation, although the names of the better players tend to appear higher on the list, we are not yet ready to rank players from 1-20.  What this means is the names are listed “in no particular order.” Once we have completed this city by city project, we will be updating our statewide rankings to reflect the changes we found.

On another note, we are often asked, “How do you determine the rankings?” First and foremost, we do our best to scout not only our own events (i.e., Buckeye Prep Elite Showcases and Buckeye Prep Invitational Tournament), but we try to attend other elite showcases, camps and tournaments around the state where we’re able to evaluate the talent on hand.  In addition to our own personal observations, we rely on a statewide network of top middle and elementray school and AAU coaches who provide us with input into their team and players as well as other team’s players.  It’s important to note, you should expect changes/updates to this list as we’re able to see, evaluate and re-evaluate players on a week-to-week basis.

Over the next several weeks we will be reaching out to coaches in other major cities to begin compiling more lists.  We have now completed Columbus and Cincinnati and will now move to Cleveland/Northeast Ohio, followed by Dayton and Toledo.  If you coach one of the top teams in your area or aware of the top players in your area please reach out to us at Buckeyepreprpt@yahoo.com and provide us with your cell number.  This will help us in our efforts.  Also, if you see any errors in our list, please use the “Comment” tab of this website to provide us with more accurate information. In closing, our lists and rankings are primarily designed to recognize players for their hard work while also inspiring them to continue to work toward their dreams. We hope that parents, coaches and players keep this in mind.

Names Highlighted in Red Denotes Current Profile (Click Name)

Class of 2027 Class of 2028 Class of 2029 Class of 2030
James  Turner/PF/Lakota Kamron Mercer/WF/Springdale Jayden Davis/WF/Cincinnati Trey Horton/PG/Cincinnati
Anthony Thompson/WF/Lebanon Amir Phillips/PF/Cincinnati JaShawn Coffey/SG/Cincinnati Taylor Higgins/PG/Cincinnati
Tyson Davis/CG/Lakota Le’Shawn Hill/PG/Cincinnati Jordan Johnson-Perdo/PG/Hamilton Colton Richmond/CG/Cincinnati
Jaylen Mercer/PF/Cincinnati Chris Washington/PG/Cincinnati Brady Bowman/PG/Lakota Romell Salone Jr./CG/Cincinnati
Cooper McCutchen/PF/Lebanon Brayden Myrick/SG/Cincinnati Lorenzo McMullin/WF/Cincinnati Amil Wimzie/WF/Cincinnati
Athens McGillis/SG/Mainville Braylon Settelmeyer/PG/Goshen Brian Ross Jr./PG/Cincinnati James Dews II/CG/Cincinnati
Sam Hamilton/W/PF/Cincinnati TZ Mamutse/CG/Cincinnati Benzo Ahren/CG/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Brycen Johnson/PG/Cincinnati Xavier Ratica/PF/Lakota Nolan Edwards/SG/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Austin Paige/PG/Hamilton Ricky Eisham/WF/Cincinnati Gabe Tremble/PG/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Karson Lang/PG/West Clermont Torri Lipscome/PG/Cincinnati Austin Trenz/WF/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Montez Crutchfield/C/Cincinnati Bob Gallespie/PG/Cincinnati Chase Evan/SG/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Mike Branch/PF/C/Oak Hills Deandre Carr-Short/C/Cincinnati James Millen Jr./PG/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Elijah Harris/PG/Cincinnati Josh O’Hara/WF/Cincinnati Herman “Bing” Walker/SG/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Antwoine Higgins/C/Cincinnati Amir Gill/PF/Cincinnati Quin Higgins/G/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Antwan Hinton/CG/Cincinnati Gavin Hoffman/SG/Forrest Hills Levi Engleman/SG/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Aaron McFarland/CG/Oak Hills King Jones/SG/Cincinnati Dakota Patterson/SG/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Daniel Vollmer/SF/Indian Hill Carson Fuhrer/PF/Loveland Cortney Davis/SG/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Anthony Blaackar/SG/Cincinnati Xavier Simpson/C/Cincinnati Sean Tolbert/SG/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Class of 2031 Class of 2032 Class of 2033
Andrew Wade/CG/Kings Mill Geno Land/WF/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Keylon Kennedy/WF/Cincinnati Blake Bradley/PG/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Matt Daniels/WF/Cincinnati Justice Jackson/PG/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Casen Glass/PG/Cincinnati Dean Schwartz/SG/Mason XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
JJ Maly/CG/Avon Lakye Berry/WF/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Evan Fancher/PF/West Chester Maxwell Rattica/PF/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Mathew Birch III/CG/Cincinnati Braxton Wyant/PG/Cincinnati XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX