BLOOMINGTON, IN - In a surprise run, a couple of the countries best players joined the Ohio Basketball Club in Bloomington, IN. for the Adidas May Classic. And although the team didn’t fare well, the make-shift team featured great highlights and a story to boot.
Michigan State commit 6’7 forward Delvon Roe continues to play week in and out with some of the countries best. While his listed team, the Kings of the Court have been on a break, Roe has taken advantage of the free time by joining forces with DTA Wisconsin and future Spartan 5’9 point guard Korie Lucious last weekend.
This weekend he teamed up with the Ohio Basketball Club and 7’ BJ Mullens (Ohio State), 6’9 Yancey Gates (Cincinnati), 6’1 Anthony Crater (Ohio State), and 6’4 Devon Moore (Undecided with Wisconsin, Michigan, and Illinois among his favorites).
Roe wore the rims and nets out as he attacked in half court sets as well as in transition where he was looking to fill the lane and expecting to dunk. In the latter part of the game, Roe tweaked his left knee and came out of the game for a brief minute of security. Upon his reentering Roe went back to work and evidence of a bruised knee was not apparent. He finished with over 20 points and may have reached double figures on the boards.
Mullens had an all around good game in the defeat but, he showed a consistent jumper from outside including one from beyond the arc. Gates and the Meanstreets’ 6’9 Kevin Dillard along with 6’8 big guy Cedric Josh Crittle were involved in battles of physicality and will. All three are high major players and showed why on the court with booming dunks, quick post moves, and the ability to get up and down the court better than many of their peers.
There were also others that stood out, such as the OBC’s back court of Crater and Moore. Crater court setting abilities kept defenders at bay as those that slept were quickly burned by the Buckeye commits passing. Moore had an exceptional game by hitting jumpers, playing stingy defense, and making nifty passes like the alley-oop he threw up for the land filling Gates.
The Meanstreets’ 6’ point guard Kevin Killard floated in the game winner from twelve feet in the OBC’s first pool play game to win, 58-56.
The Meanstreets not only received solid production from their big guys and point-guard but, also from rising national recruit 6’5 Matthew Humphrey who continued to knock down perimeter shots and his length makes adds to his defensive abilities. 6’5 Kaleb Wright showed the aggressive scoring ability that those recruiting him would enjoy. He attacked the rim and was efficient from outside and the mid-range.
This is only one of the highlight games over the weekend as there will be 17u player highlights from the SoCal All-Stars, Team Takeover, Indiana Elite, and the Michigan Mustangs.
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