The Buckeye Prep Report and TNBA have teamed up to present the Inaugural Ohio Top 25 Combine in order to provide a platform designed to highlight and develop the talent of Ohio’s top 4th and 5th graders. This 2-day event is “invitation only,” and will provide “combine type” testing, advanced skills and drills, and will allow for the top 3rd & 4th graders to compete head-to-head on the same court at the same time for the first time. This is not your typical showcase/camp, where you just come play games, try to get on highlight videos and make all-star games. This event is about skill/IQ development, player evaluation and competing against your peers in a very healthy and competitive environment. The combine is scheduled for July 20th & 21st, and will be held at New Covenant Believers Church located at 3400 Kohr Blvd. Columbus, Ohio.
In terms of invitations, the top 25 Ohio-based players in each class (according to our 2032 and 2031 “Watch Lists”) will be given the initial opportunity to participate. After the registration deadline has expired, the remaining spots (if any) will be offered up to the next deserving players. Additionally, participation in this event will offer significant exposure opportunities, and will help form the bases of our individual player rankings going forward. Also, every player will have their picture taken and will receive a ”profile,” which will appear on the Buckeye Prep Report Website. In addition, stats will be compiled during game play, allowing for live analysis of individual performances. Also, awards will be presented to 2 MVPs and a 4-player “All-Combine Team” in each division for added recognition. At the conclusion of the event and as part of our post event reports, we will be highlighting standout performances and creating 4 additional “All-Camp Teams.”
In addition, every effort has been given to make this exclusive event both affordable and convent. In fact, the registration fee is only $50, and the 1-day format (2032 on Saturday & 2031 on Sunday) will not require an overnight/hotel stay. To register for this event, use the link below to register your son/player, then send the $50 registration fee via Cash App to: $robtaylorbpr by July 1, 2023. Below is an outline of the tentative schedule and the players who have already committed to the event. For additional information, contact Rob Taylor (614-502-9359) or Steve Vega (440-227-3595).