Although week two of the Columbus Brick League was more about lopsided team results, several 3rd and 4th graders logged in noteworthy individual performances. Specifically, we really liked what we saw out of Dublin’s Julian Winner (2032), who demonstrated high energy, a willingness to play defense and the ability to score the ball.

We also got our first look at New Albany’s Quinn Thorne (2031), who impressed us with his length and ability to finish at a high rate around the basket. From what we saw, this kid is going to be big and could have significant upside potential going forward! Thorne can thank his teammate, Kallen Parker (2031) for his big night, as Parker delivered multiple passes on time and on target to Thorne for easy buckets. Parker also had a solid night offensively as well.

Buckeye Prep’s Jordan Taylor (2032) was consistent on defense, played with good pace and hit some nifty shots that included a floater, jumper and a finish near the basket. Taylor’s teammate, David Johnson III (2032), had another solid outing as well, as did Tony Jones Jr. (2031), who played a solid floor game that included several drive and dish assists. Had Jones converted his layups, he would have had a huge night!

Finally, Lancaster’s Kyle Darfus (2031) drained back-to-back baseline treys on his way to a solid night offensively. Chase Crockett (2031) finished several plays and ended up being his team’s leading scorer for a second week in a row. Now that we are 2 weeks into league play, it appears that Team Charging and Buckeye Prep are destined to meet in the championship game in 3 weeks. Stay tuned! Follow us on IG @robt1

Julian Winner


Jordan Taylor


Quinn Thorne

New Albany

Kyle Darfus


David Johnson III


Chase Crockett

New Albany