Although Covid-19 has greatly limited exposure opportunities, the best players just seem to find ways to develop their games and to find exposure opportunities.  In fact, below is a list of 8th & 9th graders who recently took advantage of an opportunity to get on the court an to compete.  From our vantage point, the players listed below are poised to have productive high school and middle school seasons when the 2021/2021 season tips off later this year.  Moreover, the players listed below are some of the state’s best players and deserve some early attention from college coaches.

2024/2025 Watch List

Name Height School
Donald Milton 5’8″ Reynoldsburg
Juwan Turner 5’9″ Pickerington central
John Mobley 5’9″ Reynoldsburg
Elvis Syroka 5’9″ St. Johns
Matt Ellis 5’9″ St. Ignatius
Dominique Aekins 5’6″ Kipp
Christin Jackson 5’10” Central Catholic Toledo
Nino Nesbit (2025) 5’7″ Pickerington Ridgeview Middle School
Wendell Henry (2025) 6’5″ St. Edward
Isaiah Marshall 5’9″ Pickerington North
Joseph Boddie 5’6″ Gahanna Lincoln
Chris Mitchell 5’7″ St. Francis
LaRon Fuller 5’10” Walnut Ridge
Isaiah Campbell-Finch 5’9″ Home school
Darryn Petterson (2025) 6’2″ Hartford Middle School
Kenyon Jones 6’6″ International
Cortez Freeman 6’0″ Canal Winchester
Jahari Childs 5’11” Westerville South
Jeremiah Thompson 6’3″ Independence
Samual Johnson 6’5″ Worthington Christian
Brain Sullivan Jr. 5’10” St. Edwards
Maurice McCall 6’1″ South High
Vincent Ferguson 6’0″ St. Francis (Toledo)
Braylin Wells 6’4″ Pickerington Central
Ethan Godfrey 6’0″ Bishop Hartley
Navarion Adams 6’5″ Walnut Ridge
Jesse McCulloch 6’6″ Lutheran East
Michael Smith 5’9″ Trotwood Madison