Press

  • “Khalil Iverson (6’5 CF / Ohio Varsity / Delaware Hayes / 2015):

    Continuing a warpath that started at the beginning of Iverson’s junior season, the Delaware Hayes forward left Akron with an offer from UNC-Asheville, and another, reportedly from Bowling Green. A 6’5 combo-forward that relies on strength, athleticism and hustle on both ends of the floor, Iverson had his best performance on Saturday in a double-overtime win vs. Alabama Truth. Going for a tournament-high 31 points, Iverson was a force to be reckoned with around the basket, attacking the offensive glass to lead Ohio Varsity to a victory. A definite mid-major prospect at this point, Iverson will look to continue to improve throughout the summer, as the junior must continue to work on his jump-shooting in order to be a more difficult matchup for taller and equally athletic defenders.”

    Zach Fleer LGHL

  • “Rodney Culver – ’15 SG Pickerington Central: After impressing two weekends ago in Cincinnati for the OBBL, Culver took his game to new heights in Akron this weekend, solidifying himself in our eyes as a definite Division I prospect. A long and lanky 6’4 wing, who still shows great upside, Culver was dominant in a viewing of his Ohio Varsity team against a loaded R.E.A.C.H. Legends (Detroit) team. Culver was all over the court, using his athleticism to defend, get off-ball deflections, block shots in transition and rebound, while showing significantly more skill off the dribble then we realized that he had. Division I schools are really starting to show strong interest in Culver, and after this weekend, we expect even more to toss their hats into the ring.”

    Triple Double Prospects

  • “Rodney Culver (6’4 SF / Ohio Varsity / Pickerington Central / 2015):

    Played pretty well in front of scores of college coaches that might have been unfamiliar with the rising junior combo-guard. Did nothing out of the ordinary, and showed an ability to attack the basket vs. physical defenders. Ohio Varsity’s full-court trap is perfect for Culver’s skill set and helps the Pickerington junior force turnovers and create instant offense.”

    Zach Fleer LGHL

  • “Ty Hairston – ’14 SG Columbus Northland (Ohio Varsity): Everyone knows that Hairston can be one of the most explosive scorers in the O.B.B.L., but the key for him will be consistency. Over the weekend, Hairston found that consistency as he knocked down jumpers from behind the arc (one of his specialties), attacked the rim for layups or assists and led his team to four wins. A very emotional player, if Hairston has his focus on scoring and defending in April then he’ll really impress some college coaches on the circuit.”

    Triple Double Prospects

  • “At 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds, Dayton Thurgood Marshall forward Landon Brazile is an elite defender for his size. The big man is coming off a successful junior season and is hitting the hardwood with one of Ohio’s elite AAU programs, Ohio Varsity. Brazile sat down with us for an interview about what he can bring to the table at the next level, and who inspires him to become a better player, on and off the court.” Click here for the full conversation….

    Scarberry Media

  • “Lloyd Chatman – ’15 PG Columbus Reynoldsburg (Ohio Varsity): The tiny point guard lacks size but makes up for that with heart and skill, as he strung together big scoring game after another. A quick guard with a knack for creating space off of the crossover, Chatman is a streaky shooter; but when he gets it going defenses better watch out. TDP wants to see Chatman continue to expand his assist game, but he’s unquestionably one of the most dynamic scorers in the sophomore class.”

    Triple Double Prospects

  • “Lloyd Chatman – ’15 PG Columbus Reynoldsburg: We already knew that Chatman was one of the top point guards in the sophomore class; what we didn’t know is that he can really score the ball from mid and deep range. Showing a nice ability to create space with his dribble and step-back moves, Chatman shot the ball well from deep while also running his team. At 5’9 he doesn’t have great size yet, but he projects as one of the top young guards in Ohio.”

    Triple Double Prospects

  • “Aaron Jackson – Being recruited at the mid major level right now the 6-foot-4 wing is trying to reach the next level up by playing with his King James Shooting Stars team. In an overtime loss to Team Work it was Jackson that kept his squad in the game as he hit tough jumper after tough jumper from all over the floor, showing off a much more fluid shooting stroke. The wing is getting better off the bounce, which is helping showcase his high level athleticism, and is also playing more consistently as a top scoring threat. Right now Jackson is being recruited by Kent State, Akron, Ohio University, Miami (OH), and other mid level schools but has attracted some letters from high major teams as well recently.”

    Rivals.com

  • “Mid-majors throughout the Midwest would be smart to keep an eye on Marquise Lawrence of Ohio Varsity. A thin, but very athletic and tough four man from Columbus (Ohio) Marion-Franklin, Lawrence wasn’t the least bit intimidated playing against a Mac Irvin front line that goes 6-10, 6-9, 6-8 and 6-8. He sliced baseline for dunks, battled for loose balls and used his length, energy and athleticism to make an impact on each end of the floor even though his team came up short.”

    Rivals.com

  • “Isaac McGlone – A shifty 6-foot-2 point guard from Bloom Carroll high school McGlone is Ohio’s best kept backcourt secret. He’s got great length and combined with his first step he’s really adept at creating plays off the dribble in half court offense, either for himself or a teammate. He can play off of the pick and roll with a high IQ game, and will knock down the jumpshot at a high rate if you back off of him. What likely will separate McGlone from other mid major prospects is that the King James product really defends with maximum effort on every possession.”

    Rivals.com

  • “Ohio Varsity: OV started the day off by destroying Savannah Elite by over 40 points in front of several college coaches from the MAC as well as Winthrop and VCU. PG Jack Gibbs (Westerville North) led the way in scoring while athletic C Marquiez Lawerance (Marion-Franklin) displayed phenomenal energy on his way to a double-double performance. After finishing their bracket 3-0 Varsity drew Team Takeover, the top AAU team from the fertile Baltimore-DC area, but never backed down as they grabbed an early lead and held on for a double digit victory. Against Takeover it was the play of PG Randle Clarkson (Brookhaven) combined with Gibbs and SF Aaron Jackson (Gahanna Lincoln) that scored effortlessly as they constantly broke down the Takeover press. The combination of two of Ohio’s elite 2013 PG’s, the shooting of Jackson and some of their other wings, and the energy of Lawerance makes up for Varsity’s lack of size as they will look to make a deep run in bracket play tomorrow.”

    Cincy Prep Hoops Report

  • ” As we have already found out on a couple of occasions this weekend, the team with the most talent does not always win. Such was the case early Saturday when Ohio Varsity upset All-Ohio in a shocker. Despite having a front court full of quality bigs (Esa Ahmed, Michael Simon, Kevin Fisher & Tony Anderson) and highly ranked guards, Red took the loss. Although I missed the game, I got it on good authority by many who caught the action that Reynoldsburg’s Loyd Chatman went to work and hit All-Ohio for 28 points.” Click Here to Read More…..

    Buckeye Prep Report

  • “After a long two days of basketball, OV was able to survive in the championship bout with a 59-51 victory over CBIZ. Lakewood St. Edward’s Tony Vuyancih was forced to sit out the title game with an ankle injury after shooting CBIZ to victory in the semis.

    OV got 12 points from Alex Murphy. The Norwalk connection of Jeff Thomas and Ben Haraway added 11 and 10 points respectively. Peyton Aldridge and Ryan Badowski evenly split 24 counters for CBIZ.

    Columbus Northland’s Ty Hairston was named MVP and Ronnie Williams, Haraway, Thomas, Brandon Fritts, and Aldridge were named to the All-Tournament circle.” Click Here to Read More…..

    Ohio High School Hoops

  • “All-Ohio Varsity- won the 16U Gold Bracket with another incredible run. Varsity lost a pool play game to CP3 All-Stars out of North Carolina by a point, but was able to bounce back and run through the Gold.

    **Varsity’s run included wins over the DG Warriors, the Michigan Mustangs, the Ohio Basketball Club, the Atlanta Knicks, and Martin’s Wolverines.

    **The teams is led by the electric Jack Gibbs along with Wendell Davis, Randal Clarkson, and Marquies Lawrence.” Click Here to Read More…..

    Ohio High School Hoops

  • “The 16u Gold Finals would be decided by 6-foot-1/2013/SG/Jack Gibbs (Westerville, Ohio/North HS) and his Ohio Varsity squad.  Gibbs torched the nets for 25 points and leading Ohio Varsity to a 63-44 victory over Martin’s Wolverines. Side note: Martin’s Wolverines are sponsored by Kevin Martin, former Zanesville, Ohio native and current Houston Rocket.” Click Here to Read More…..

    High Major Scoop

  • “• The U-16 divison was won by All Ohio Varsity, which bested the Kevin Martin-sponsored, Ohio based Martin’s Wolverines 63-44. 2013 PG Jack Gibbs (Westerville, Ohio/ North) led AOV with 25. 2013 wing Deondray Martin (Lima, Ohio/ Senior) and 2013 PG Randy Clarkson (Columbus, Ohio/ Brookhaven) each added 11.

    • The All Ohio Varsity team is one of the toughest teams on the circuit. It simply out-efforts and out-hustles its opponents. The team’s best prospects are Gibbs, a tough bulldog of a guard and 2013 PF Marquiez Lawrence (Columbus, Ohio/ Marion Franklin), who is a developing super long shot blocker and scorer inside.” Click Here to Read More…..

    John Stovall, ESPN Recruiting

  • “Despite only playing with 7 players, Randy Clarkson’s Ohio Varsity squad made an improbable run to the tournament championship. Powered by the outstanding play of Jack Gibbs and Randall Clarkson  Jr., Ohio Varsity defeated OBC in the elite eight, and then got by a solid Atlanta Knicks team to advance to the final game. In the championship game, Ohio Varsity went on to claim victory over Martin’s Wolverines.” Click Here to Read More…..

    Buckeye Prep Report

  • “All-Ohio Varsity had a great showing in Pittsburgh which came up short in a quarterfinal game against CIA Bounce. The Central Ohio-based team proved they belong with the big boys on Saturday night by defeating a star-studded Eric Gordon All-Stars team featuring Devin Davis, Zak Irvin, Collin Hartman, VJ Beachem, and Basil Smotherman.Click Here to Read More…..

    Ohio High School Hoops