Sincere Carry (Solon) 2017
After sitting out this past AAU season and missing a total of 6 months of action altogether, Carry hasn't lost a step. Despite limited live action prior to playing in the Super 60 Combine, Carry's stellar play on Sunday says a lot about the resilience and competitive nature of the savvy guard. Playing alongside both an AAU and high school teammate, Carry's high IQ was on full display as he crafted his way to being among the leaders in both assists and points scored. He appears ready to remind everyone why his name deserves to be in the conversation as one of the class of 2018's top floor generals.
Dwayne Cohill (Holy Name) 2018
Dwayne Cohill is coming off a summer in which he saw his recruitment jump up a notch after his OBC team won the Adidas National Championship and he earned himself the #57 rank in the ESPN 60. This surge of interest comes as a direct result of his improved jumpshot and playmaking skills from the lead guard spot. The 6'1 guard from Parma has already established a reputation as being one of the area's top finishers at the rim. During the second half of the day, Cohill proved just that as he put on a full clinic around the cup as he used elite body control to convert in traffic with both hands.
Coryon Rice (Stow-Munroe Falls) 2018
The OBC takeover continues from Summer 2016 into the Fall. Perhaps the most impressive performance in the 2018 class came by the hands of Coryon Rice from Stow, Ohio. Rice shot it as well as anyone in the combine and would go on to average slightly over 19 points per game in three contests. The 6'0 guard scores the rock in bunches and when he is locked in, he brings a lot to the table for Coach Dave Close and a team who should be considered the favorite to win the Suburban League.
Darryl Straughter (Canton McKinley) 2017
Oftentimes, Canton gets left out of the conversation when fans discuss basketball in Northeast Ohio. With that in mind, Darryl Straughter set out to prove a point on his trip to Garfield Heights. One of the highlights of the afternoon came when Straughter matched up with Isaiah Washington. The two guards put on a show and had the crowd buzzing. Straughter, a soon to be 4-year varsity letter winner, is one of NEO's top marksmen and playmakers. With the ability to both create his own shot and find open teammates, Straughter led his team to the overall top record this past weekend. After playing his first two seasons at Timken High School, prior to the merger, Straughter enters his second season with the Bulldogs and he is going to be asked to a little bit of everything to lead a team that features quite a few young pups.
Maurico Tate (Lutheran East) 2017
After what was an up-and-down summer for Maurico Tate, the 6'1 guard came into Sunday with a chip on his shoulder and delivered what turned out to be arguably the top performance of the day. Tate, a hard nosed guard who competes on both ends of the floor, showed a much improved long ball throughout both the skills session and the live action portions of the day. Tate's shifty handle and explosive first step made it difficult for just about anyone to stay in front. With the arrival of Tate, Jordan Burge, and Justin Motley, Lutheran East will once again compete as one of Ohio's best in Division 4.
Isaiah Washington (James F. Rhodes) 2017
There may not have been a more exciting player to watch Sunday afternoon than Isaiah Washington. The 5'10 guard was undisputably the most explosive athlete in the gym and over the course of just a few hours, he had enough plays to put together his own personal highlight reel. In what appears like is going to be a wide-open Senate League, Washington's athleticism and scoring ability will give Rhodes a chance to be competitive night in and night out.