The OHSAA Basketball season tips off soon and Prep Hoops Ohio will be updating rankings for all four Divisions throughout the season. In this article we’ll break down the top 10 Division III teams in our preseason rankings. Discuss this…
The OHSAA Basketball season tips off soon and Prep Hoops Ohio will be updating rankings for all four Divisions throughout the season. In this article we’ll break down the top 10 Division III teams in our preseason rankings. Discuss this topic on our forum page with your top 10!
1. Lutheran East
The Falcons are loaded this season with the return of Cody Head Cody Head 6'1" | CG Lutheran East | 2023 State OH , Nelson Johnson Nelson Johnson 6'6" | PF Lutheran East | 2023 State OH Jr, Jesse McCulloch Jesse McCulloch 6'9" | PF Lutheran East | 2024 State #115 Nation OH , Chauncey Brashers Chauncey Brashers 6'0" | PG Lutheran East | 2024 State OH and more. The Falcons also add stud freshman Tj Crumble and Alex McCulloch. This team has the most talent in Division III by a considerable gap.
2. Columbus Africentric
Dailyn Swain Dailyn Swain 6'7" | SF Africentric | 2023 State #81 Nation OH is the top player in Division III and he’s on a mission to bring a state championship for the Nubians. Cortez Freeman Cortez Freeman 6'2" | SG Africentric | 2024 State OH is a huge transfer and this team impressed over the summer.
3. Ottawa Glandorf
Colin White Colin White 6'5" | SG Ottawa Glandorf | 2024 State #170 Nation OH is another elite talent in Division III and after falling short in the final four and state championship game back-to-back seasons, he’s hoping to lead the Titans to the ultimate glory.
4. Toledo Emmanuel Christian
Jerry Easter II Jerry Easter II 6'4" | PG Emmanuel Christian | 2025 IN was injured for the playoffs last season and will look to lead his talented roster with Jamie Rivers Jr Jamie Rivers Jr 6'8" | C Emmanuel Christian | 2023 State OH , Jalen C Brown Jalen C Brown 6'2" | SG Emmanuel Christian | 2024 State OH and freshman Nate Miles.
5. Harvest Prep
Brandon Roddy Brandon Roddy 6'1" | PG Harvest Prep | 2025 State OH is set to take over as the leader of the team alongside senior Nyelle Shaheed Nyelle Shaheed 6'5" | C Harvest Prep | 2023 State OH . Harvest Prep also has some complimentary pieces ready to take on a bigger role in 2022-23.
6. Preble Shawnee
Mason Shrout Mason Shrout 6'4" | SF Preble Shawnee | 2024 State #215 Nation OH is one of the top scorers in Ohio but he’s surrounded by some interesting talent this season, most notably Logan Hawley Logan Hawley 6'7" | C Preble Shawnee | 2024 State OH .
Connor Stonebraker Connor Stonebraker 6'7" | PF Versailles | 2023 State OH is one of the top forwards in Division III and Versailles always finds a way to be successful no matter the sport.
8. Miami East
Wes Enis Wes Enis 6'2" | SG Miami East | 2024 State OH and Jacob Roeth Jacob Roeth 6'1" | PG Miami East | 2024 State OH is a tough guard duo, if Miami East can win the rebounding and physicality battle they’ll be tough to beat.
9. Zane Trace
Xzander Ream Xzander Ream 6'5" | SG Zane Trace | 2023 State OH is a talented guard who leads one of the deepest and most talented teams in southeast Ohio.
10. Proctorville Fairland
The Dragons graduate Aiden Porter but have a lot of pieces with returning production and are once again the favorites in the OVC.
Honorable Mention (Alphabetical)
Creston Norwayne, Garaway, Georgetown, Huron, Lucasville Valley, Minford, North Union, Wayne Trace, West Muskingum