Much like the other grade divisions at the T3TV Combine, the class of 2032 was well represented with talent. Not only were there a number of players who arrived to the event with hefty national reputations, there were almost an equal number of kids who showed up without a resume, but left the event deserving of either an upgrade or an initial ranking. The Buckeye Prep Report concentered our coverage on current 2nd graders (class of 2032), and attempted to form our own opinions in terms of the talent pool. As most parents and players who follow this class know very well, there are already a handful of media outlets already engaged in national ranking (i.e., Top 25 Scout, Coast 2 Coast Preps, Top Spot Basketball Circuit, 5 Star Recruits & Middle School Elite). Our list is designed to help the other media outlets with refining their lists/rankings. We did our best to be non-biased and to start with a clean slate. Of course we know there are a number of marketing campaigns and social media hype machines surrounding a lot of these kids, but we tried to block out the noise and really evaluate the players we saw at this event. Below is a list of the top 25 players at the event according to our evaluations. We tried to be fair, and in no way trying to hurt any player; we are just calling it like we see it for what’s that worth. In closing, the list below is simply our opinion about what we saw this past weekend; please don’t read too much into it! We hope to see these kids and others in subsequent events and will provide more content and context on this class.
|9||Marion “Big Baby” Mathews||OH|
|12||Devon Hollowell (1st Grader/2033)||IN|
Marion “Big Baby” Mathews
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