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Monday, December 12, 2011
Five Days of List-Mas: Ohio's A-List


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Whether you're putting together a grouping of best quarterbacks or worst albums, or you're making that special list for Santa, there's nothing quite like a good list. So in honor of the holiday season we're bringing you lists all week long — Merry List-Mas!

Today: Ohio A-Listers

What is an A-Lister? In Hollywood, it's the George Clooney and Julia Roberts crowd. In the NFL, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are A-Listers. In the NBA, it’s LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. The A-List is the best of the best. So which athletes can be considered A-Listers in Ohio this year? That’s where today’s list comes in. Regardless of sport, here’s our list of the top five A-List athletes in the state.

Maty Mauk, Senior
Kenton, Football
Credentials: Gatorade State Player of the Year and Mr. Ohio pick broke national records for career passing yards and touchdowns; guided Kenton to the Division IV finals; committed to Missouri.

Matt Foldesy, Senior
St. Edward, Soccer
Credentials: All-Ohio selection scored 20 goals and added 18 assists to guide St. Ed to its second consecutive Division I state crown; will play at national power Akron next fall.

Bo Jordan, Junior
St. Paris Graham, Wrestling
Credentials: Rated nation's No. 1 junior by InterMat; two-time state champ also captured his second consecutive title at Walsh Ironman Meet this past weekend.

Terry Rozier, Senior
Shaker Heights, Basketball
Credentials: Won a gold medal at this summer's Nike Global Challenge; averaged 20.2 points and 5.6 rebounds last winter; committed to Louisville.

Taylore Cherry, Senior
Vandalia-Butler, Baseball
Credentials: Posted a 1.38 ERA with 94 strikeouts to earn Gatorade Player of the Year honors last spring; potential first-round pick was selected to Perfect Game All-American Classic.

Click here to check out some of the other states in our Five Days of List-Mas.

Tomorrow: The top underclassman football players from Ohio.

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