All-Ohio Nike City Championship Series Roundup

All-Ohio Nike City Championship Series Roundup

Cleveland represented our city well in the Nike City Series in Columbus last weekend (October 27-28, 2012)  winning the 4th, 5th, 7th, and 10th grade divisions out of all 6 cities represented (Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Cincinatti, Akron).  MVP from Cleveland of the 4th division Seth Wilson, 5th Shemarr Morrow, 7th Coryon Rice.  Some of the players from Cleveland in the High School divisions for Cleveland recognized individually by John Stovall (ESPN Analyst) are as follows:

Rosel Hurley – Shaker Heights, OH./H.S.
6’4 180 -2014- SG

Hurley is a super long and thin wing with loads of talent. He is a streaky shooter with range to 20 feet. He is very good attacking the rim and scoring in the paint. Rosel is great in transition and his athletic ability allows him to finish well above the rim. Hurley is a talented wing that should be able to breakout this high school season and next spring.

Esa Ahmad – Shaker Heights, OH./H.S.
6’6 200 -2015- PF/SF

Ahmad is a skilled and improving combo forward. He is best right now as a skilled 4 man that can score off the bounce and shoot with accuracy to 19 feet. When his motor is running high he is very effective. He can score and rebound with the best.

Willie Jackson – Garfield Heights, OH./H.S.
6’4 185 -2016- SF

Willie is a very athletic wing. He can execute highlight reel dunks in transition or in the halfcourt. Jackson has improving skills and has become a solid shooter from 17 feet and in. He is excellent on the low block where he can post up and score over most of his opponents.

Trevell Beck – Cleveland, OH./Central Catholic
6’5 185 -2016- SF/SG

Beck is a super skilled wing. He is a natural scorer that is quick and athletic. He is great off the dribble and is tough to keep out of the lane. He is an improving shooter and is fairly consistent out to 19 feet. Beck has great size now and has good growth potential. He has a chance to be very special.

Derek Funderburk – Lakewood, OH./St. Edward
6’8 185 -2016- PF/C

Funderburk is a very thin post player. He has great length and has good and developing skill. He has a nice face up jumpshot to 15 feet. He is a good shotblocker but needs to add more bulk in order to improve his ability to battle in the paint. Derek is good now and has an even better upside.