With the 2011-12 hoops season set to tip off, ESPNHS has all the info you need on the top players in Ohio.
We’ve broken down the state’s top 20 players into four teams based on their talent, and included several other players who just missed the cut. Keep in mind, these selections are based on past accomplishments and projected on-court performance in addition to recruit rankings.
For a list of the top senior basketball recruits in Ohio, click here.
Ohio All-State Basketball
G: Terry Rozier, Shaker Heights, 6-1/182, Senior
Helped Team USA Midwest grab gold at the Nike Global Challenge.
F: Tony Farmer, Garfield Heights, 6-6/210, Junior
Averaged 17 points, eight rebounds and three blocks last winter.
F: Deontae Hawkins, Dunbar, 6-7/200, Senior
Improved his status nationally playing for All-Ohio Red.
F: Kenny Kaminski, Medina, 6-7/245, Senior
Michigan State recruit will miss his senior year with a shoulder injury.
C: Marc Loving, St. John’s (Toledo), 6-8/200, Junior
OSU commit will battle Farmer for title of Ohio’s top junior.
F: Lorenzo Cugini, St. Vincent-St. Mary, 6-7/200, Senior
Led the way with 15 points and 10 boards in D-II finals win.
F: Nigel Hayes, Toledo Whitmer, 6-7/215, Junior
Earned Division II All-Ohio second team honors as a sophomore.
F: Jalen Robinson, Northland, 6-8/200, Senior
Looks to lead the Vikings to their third championship game in four years.
F: Adolphus Washington, Taft, 6-6/240, Senior
Netted 18 points in D-III title game to lead Taft to its first championship.
C: Devin Williams, Withrow, 6-8/220, Junior
Stock has skyrocketed after averaging a double-double last year.
G: Devon Carter, John Hay, 6-3/190, Senior
Averaged 20 points, eight boards and six dimes as a junior.
G: Caris Levert, Pickerington Central, 6-4/180, Senior
Scoring guard has committed to play for Ohio next year.
G: Geovonie McKnight, Middletown, 6-3/185, Senior
All-GMC guard is impossible to keep out of the lane; 16.2 ppg as a junior.
F: Reggie McAdams, Elida, 6-6/195, Senior
Akron commit was an All-Ohio Division II first-teamer last winter.
F: Devon Scott, Northland, 6-8/210, Senior
Tallied 11.3 points and 9.9 boards a game in 2010-11.
G: Justin Fritts, Mentor, 6-3/195, Senior
Poured in 22.5 points per game to pace the Cardinals’ attack.
G: Myles Hamilton, St. Edward, 6-1/195, Senior
Kennesaw State commit played on U17 National champ All-Ohio Red.
G: Josh Lemons, La Salle, 6-3/185, Senior
Speedy point guard leads the Lancers’ repeat bid.
G: Andre Yates, Dunbar, 6-1/185, Senior
Senior transfer is a smooth lefty who will play at Creighton next year.
F: Malik London, Chillicothe, 6-8/200, Senior
Cleveland State commit is tough to stop once he sets up in the paint.
Other top players
Gary Akbar, Dunbar, F, Sr.
Jordan Barham, University, G, Sr.
Orlando Berry, Taft, G, Sr.
Evan Bradds, Jamestown Greeneview F, Jr.
James Brown, Trotwood-Madison, G, Sr.
Joshua Davenport, Moeller, F, Jr.
Shaheed Davis, Warren Harding, F, Sr.
Mike Davis, Garfield Heights, G, Sr.
Jermaine Davis, Garfield Heights, F, Sr.
Victor Dorsey, St. Vincent-St. Mary, F, So.
Vince Edwards, Middletown, G/F, So.
Demonte Flannigan, Villa Angela-St. Joseph, F, Jr.
Juan Ford, Wayne, G, So.
Zach Garber, Vanlue, F/C, Jr.
C.J. Gettys, Findlay, C, Sr
Jack Gibbs, Westerville North, G, Jr.
Connor Grotton, Turpin, C, Jr.
Will Hobby, Centerville, C, Sr.
Aaron Jackson, Gahanna Lincoln, G, Jr.
Keon Johnson, Mansfield, G, Jr.
Kevin Johnson, Summit, G, Jr.
Dorian Jordan, Princeton, G, Jr.
Jake Kretzer, Waverly, G/F, Sr.
Jalean Lowe, Taft, G, Sr.,
Kyle Molock, Dublin Coffman, G, Sr.
Maverick Morgan, Springboro, F/C, Jr.
Willie Moore, Aiken, G, Sr.
Mike Newton, St. Edward, G/F, Sr.
Tyler O’Connor, Lima Central Catholic, G, Sr.,
Maurice O’ Field, John Hay, G, Jr.
Jordan Potts, Northland, G, Sr.
Desmond Ridenour, Benedictine, G, Sr.
Jacob Rossi, Franklin, F, Sr.
Justin Rossi, Franklin, F, Sr.
Jaron Simmons, Alter, G, Jr.
Dwayne Stanford II, Taft, G/F, Sr.
John Staley, Chaminade-Julienne, F, Sr.
Joe Thomasson, Thurgood Marshall, G, Sr.
Eric Troug, Kenston, F/C, Sr.
Joey Vuyancih, Lake Catholic, G, Sr.
Tyler White, Lima, G, Sr.
Mark Williams, Benedictine, F, Sr.
Dontonio Wingfield, Lockland, G, Jr.
David Auguste is an associate editor for ESPNHS and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @ESPNHSAuguste or email him at David.Auguste@espn.com.