November 18, 2007

Buford and Sullinger show off at preview

As always one of the top events in the state of Ohio to get a look at some of the elite basketball teams in Central Ohio is the All-Ohio Preview put on by Jerry Watson at Westerville South High School. As usual this year was a good display of basketball, and the highlight game of the evening pitted Toledo Libbey High School against Columbus Northland High School.

Every year high school basketball in Ohio gets going in mid-November with preview events featuring multiple teams. This year at the All-Ohio Preview some of the top squads included Columbus Brookhaven, Northland, Libbey, Detroit Northwestern, Gahanna Lincoln, and Westerville South.` Obviously the two headliners of the event were Jared Sullinger and William Buford, but also a pair of impressive freshman made their first public appearances.

These young cats can play

One of the most exciting things about the start of a new basketball season is the emergence of young players, especially freshmen. Except for maybe a couple random appearances on the AAU circuit, most prospects entering their first year in high school are virtual unknowns.

At the preview this weekend two nice looking prospects showed off their stuff. The first would be point guard Stevie Taylor. Already Taylor has a nice reputation on the national level after leading his OBC Showstoppers team to the AAU National Championship in their age division this summer. On Friday night Taylor did not have one of his best shooting games, but the potential is definitely there.

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