The Prep Hoops Ohio 250 Expo brought out dozens of prospects to Fieldhouse USA. While it was good to see some familiar faces playing well, the thing I get most excited about is finding new talent at these events. In…
The Prep Hoops Ohio 250 Expo brought out dozens of prospects to Fieldhouse USA. While it was good to see some familiar faces playing well, the thing I get most excited about is finding new talent at these events. In this article we’ll break down the top new names I saw.
Howard-Morrison had to leave the game I saw with a slight injury, but before he got hurt he was impressing with some nice drives to the bucket. Howard-Morrison showed the ability to drive to the bucket and finish off two feet. I even had a college coach inquire about him after that first game. With Wayne having a ton of guards (including the next player featured) I’ll be excited to watch them this winter in a loaded GWOC.
Perkins was one of the more hyped up 2025 prospects I didn’t get to see in the summer and impressed at this expo in my first glimpse of him. Perkins is a quick guard who showed the ability to play on or off the ball, which will be important to play next tothis season. At this event Perkins got hot from the outside, showing his microwave scoring ability but it seems like his bread and butter is slashing to the basket. I’ll be excited to continue to watch Perkins development in more organized settings.
Another player I was eager to get my eyes on for the first time, Suleiman is a prospect who had a lot of buzz coming out of North Royalton this summer. I was impressed by his outside shooting ability as the lefty has a smooth stroke from a few feet behind the 3-point line. With the isolation heavy play that you usually get from exposure camp basketball I didn’t get to see the full package of his game, but he’s a prospect I will try and see again this winter or spring.
One of the few 2026 prospects at this event, McMichael didn’t back down from the challenge against older competition. McMichael finished in traffic against taller shot blockers and showed impressive poise and feel for a freshman. I’ve been a fan of both Jagger Landers andrecently from Antwerp and it seems like McMichael will be the next in line from the Archers program that has become one of the best in NW Ohio.
O’Donnell was one of the taller prospects at the Expo and had a productive day, impressing multiple of our scouts in attendance. O’Donnell had a dunk and finished efficiently around the basket in the game I caught of his. I was also impressed with how O’Donnell moved his feet defensively, a player to watch for the future.
Courter was a prospect who stepped up and guarded some of the top names at the camp and gave them trouble with his activity at that end. Courter is a solid athlete and made some mid-range jumpers and showed off some isolation ability. Out of all the 2023 prospects I saw for the first time, I thought Courter had the most long-term upside. Small colleges will want to take a look this winter.
Britton spaced the floor well from 3-point range and has an easy offensive transition to the college level as a floor spacer from either forward position. I’d like to see him improve athletically and defensively to help him get on the floor early at the next level, but he has the size and skill to be worth a look for small college programs.
Burga is a physical forward who isn’t afraid of contact or mixing it up with bigger players. I was impressed with Burga’s ability to make himself available to his guards around the basket. Burga also made a 3-pointer, showing that he is capable of stepping out and hitting one. Liked his style of play, think he will have a huge senior year for Buckeye Trail.