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270 Hoops is the premier source of central Ohio basketball. With the most comprehensive coverage that the market has to offer, 270 Hoops is your home for high school basketball in the Columbus area. From game coverage to video highlights and everything in between, 270 Hoops aims to be Central Ohio’s one-stop-shop for all things Columbus-area basketball.

Zach Fleer

Zach Fleer is co-owner, senior editor, event director, videographer and photographer for 270 Hoops. A 2015 graduate of The Ohio State University, Zach is a Columbus native with a passion for high school hoops unlike any other. Arriving onto the Central Ohio basketball scene in the winter of 2012, Zach has worked relentlessly to emerge as the area’s top source for high school hoops. Zach has also contributed in the past to Eleven Warriors, 247 Sports, Scout, SB Nation and the Prep Hoops Network. Zach has experience on TV, appearing on WBNS 10TV Wall To Wall Sports on a handful of occasions. 

Jason Morrow

Jason Morrow is co-owner of 270 Hoops. A 2014 graduate of The Ohio State University, Jason is a Columbus native with a passion for high school hoops unlike any other. Spending years watching high school basketball at the Coliseum, Jason has written for multiple publications, and has had his content featured on the likes of ESPN SportsCenter, Fox Sports and Bleacher Report. Jason is also currently employed by SLAM Magazine as a freelance videographer, alongside his duties at 270 Hoops.

Jake Spegal

Jake Spegal is an editor, photographer, videographer and staff writer for 270 Hoops. Jake joined 270 Hoops toward the end of the 2018 season, covering the Division III and IV district and regional tournaments. Since then, Jake has had a big hand in helping assist 270 Baseball and 270 Gridiron, along with his continued work for 270 Hoops. Jake is a very talented writer with a great work ethic. Jake is currently a senior at Grove City Christian School, where he plays baseball.

Darkell Curry

Darkell Curry is a contributor to 270 Hoops. Darkell played three years of varsity basketball at Horizon Science Academy and  graduated in 2014. Darkell played one season of college basketball at Ohio State-Newark in 2014-15. Darkell joined 270 Hoops in December 2016 and has covered the Columbus City League extensively. A former hooper with a good eye for the game, Darkell has been a great addition to 270 Hoops since his arrival. 

Andy Hoben

Andy is a staff writer for the Licking County League for 270 Hoops. Andy joined 270 Hoops during the beginning of the 2018-19 season. Andy is a senior at Granville High School, where he plays baseball and football. Andy is a standout student who brings great writing skills and passion for the LCL to 270 Hoops.

Nathan Perkey

Nathan Perkey is a graphic designer, photographer, and videographer for 270 Hoops. Nathan joined the 270 Hoops staff in the fall of 2018. Nathan graduated from Jonathan Alder in 2018 and is a big fan of high school basketball.  A talented multimedia professional, Nathan is a huge asset to 270 Hoops.  Nathan  is also currently employed by SLAM Magazine as a freelance videographer, alongside his duties at 270 Hoops. 

Cameron Carter

Cameron is a staff writer for 270 Hoops, who joined prior to the 2019-20 season. A sophomore at The Ohio State University, Cameron had a great high school basketball career at Miami Trace, as he offers a great eye for talent evaluation for 270 Hoops.

John Stampe

John Stampe is a staff writer for 270 Hoops. John is a former high school coach in the Columbus City League, with extended stops at Beechcroft and West high schools, where John helped lead the Cougars and Cowboys to great success in the 1990s and 2000s. John is a high school basketball historian who is currently working on an Ohio high school basketball encyclopedia. John is a 1981 graduate of East High School, where he played alongside legends like Granville Waiters. John's knowledge of the game and great feel for the history of Central Ohio basketball is invaluable to 270 Hoops.

Cade Torbert

Cade is a staff writer for 270 Hoops, primarily focusing on the Licking County League and surrounding areas and teams. Cade joined the staff prior to the 2019-20 season and has been a huge asset to 270 Hoops. 

Nick Buskirk

Nick is a staff writer for 270 Hoops, primarily focusing on the MSL-Buckeye division. Nick attends Liberty Union High School and plays basketball. Nick joined prior to the 2019-20 season and has been a reliable source of MSL coverage in his short time with 270 Hoops.

Dominic Contini

Dominic is a staff photographer for 270 Hoops. Dominic attends Bishop Watterson High School.