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All-Ohio City Series Tourney recap

Originally Published: November 2, 2010
By John Stovall | ESPN Recruiting

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The All-Ohio Nike City Series Tournament featured teams from around the state of Ohio -- Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Cincinnati and Cleveland -- playing for supremacy in each grade. Columbus swept the four age groups, but the play was extremely competitive and feisty. Most of the top players from around the state were in attendence so there was plenty of talent in the gym. Here is a list of the top 12 players in each age group.

Seniors (2011)

Aaron Thomas (Cincinnati, Ohio/Withrow), SG/SF: The future Seminole is an exceptional scoring wing. He had 33 in the championship.

Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland), PG: The scoring point guard, who is committed to Michigan, also had 33 in the championship.

Stevie Taylor (Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln), PG: The Ohio commit is a skilled and quick scoring point guard.

Brian Sullivan (Upper Arlington, Ohio/ Upper Arlington), PG/SG: He is a solid combo guard who is a good shooter. He is committed to Miami (OH).

Robert Davis (Toledo, Ohio/Bowsher), SG: He is an athletic scoring wing, who was one of the top scorers of the tournament.

Jalen Billups (Cincinnati, Ohio/Shroder), PF: He's a big-bodied, low-post player who scored well inside.

Maurice Taylor (Toledo, Ohio/Start), SG/SF: The athletic wing is a solid scorer.

Dwayne Bazemore (Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge), C/PF: The lefty is a big-bodied, low-post player.

Zach Riddle (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman), PG: He's a solid slashing point guard who can score or dish.

Wes Richter (Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington), SF: The lefty wing has good size and is a good passer.

Steve Bridgeman (Lancaster, Ohio/Lancaster), PF/SF: He's a tough, athletic combo forward.

Keontae Brown (Dayton, Ohio/Dunbar), SG: He's an athletic and long scoring wing.

Juniors (2012)

Elijah Macon (Columbus, Ohio/Marion-Franklin), PF/C: The athletic post is starting to dominate.

Deontae Hawkins (Dayton, Ohio/Dunbar), PF/SF: He's a skilled combo forward who is at his best as a high post.

Jalen Robinson (Columbus, Ohio/Northland), PF: He's a skilled low-post player.

Devin Scott (Columbus, Ohio/Northland), PF: He's a productive low-post player.

Willie Moore (Cincinnati, Ohio/Aiken), SG/PG: He's a skilled combo guard with great vision.

Tyler White (Lima, Ohio/Senior), SG/PG: He's a combo guard who can score off the dribble.

Andre Yates (Dayton, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison), PG: He's a lefty scoring point guard.

Josh Lemons (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle), SG/PG: The scoring combo guard is tough and fast.

Jermaine Davis (Garfield Heights, Ohio/Garfield Heights), PF/C: The big-bodied insider is a factor in the paint.

Devon Carter (Cleveland, Ohio/John Hay), PG/SG: The lefty combo guard is very solid.

Jacob Rossi (Dayton, Ohio/Franklin), PF: The lefty power forward has some skill and is not a bad athlete.

Gary Akbar (Dayton, Ohio/Dunbar), PF: The lefty power forward can put the ball on the floor and get to the cup.

Sophomores (2013)

Jaaron Simmons (Kettering, Ohio/Archbishop Alter), PG: He's a dynamic scoring point guard.

Mark Williams (Cleveland, Ohio/Benedictine), PF: The skilled power forward has great upside and can step out to 17 feet.

Vito Brown (Bowling Green, Ohio/Bowling Green), PF: He's a low-post player who can hit face-up jumpers to 15 feet.

Mark Donnal (Whitehouse, Ohio/Anthony Wayne), PF: He is an improved low-post player.

Maurice O'Field (Cleveland, Ohio/Cleveland Heights), SF: The athletic wing is highlight waiting to happen in transition.

Kevin Johnson (Cincinnati, Ohio/ Summit Country Day), PG: He's a scoring point guard with nice size.

Austin Grimes (Cincinnati, Ohio/Aiken), SG: He's a scoring wing who plays hard.

Jack Gibbs (Westerville, Ohio/North), PG/SG: He's a tough, scoring combo guard who plays hard.

Aaron Jackson (Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln), SF: He's a solid wing who is a good shooter.

Demarion Geter (Dayton, Ohio/Dunbar), SF/PF: He is a combo forward with some skill.

Evan Bradds (Jamestown, Ohio/Greenview), WF: He's a wing with solid skills.

Jordan Lauf (Napoleon, Ohio/Napoleon), WG: He's a big-time shooter.

Freshmen (2014)

T'yonte Robertson (Cincinnati, Ohio/Aiken), PG/SG: He's a skilled, tough scoring point guard.

Dazhontae Bennett (Dayton, Ohio/Dunbar), SG: He's very athletic wing with solid skills already.

Dymiere Finch (Columbus, Ohio/Walnut Ridge), SG/PG: He's solid athlete and a skilled wing.

Omari Hicks (Toledo, St. Johns), PG: He's a skilled scoring point guard.

Ronnie Williams (Columbus, Ohio/Brookhaven), WG: He's a wing with developing skills.

Jae'Shon Tate (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) PF/SF: He's a tough, skilled lefty combo forward.

Blake Simpson (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller), PF: He's a long lefty post.

Rozel Hurley (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights), SF/SG He's a skilled wing.

William Green (Dayton, Ohio/Dunbar), PG/SG: He's a solid, long wing.

Jermichael Blanton (Dayton, Ohio/Thurgood Marshall), SG: He is a strong slasher.

Jon Elmore (South Charleston, W.Va./South Charleston), SG: The skilled wing is a good shooter.

Adam Gigax (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller), SF: He's a good sized wing who can shoot.

John Stovall, a recruiting coordinator, has worked as director of scouting for Prep Spotlight Scouting Service and magazine for 15 years.