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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 is the featured analyst on NBC4's "4 Court Press with" every Friday night during the high school basketball season at 11:15 p.m. 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, as well as news appearances on NBC4, ABC6 and 97.1 The Fan FM. 

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, staff writer and CEO 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 also spent a year covering Ohio State basketball recruiting for Jake is a very talented writer with a great work ethic. Jake is currently a sophomore at Otterbein University, where he studies business administration and sport communications. Jake's work was featured on ESPN in March of 2021. Jake has also done freelance videography for the likes of Cardale Jones, Jared Sullinger and SLAM Magazine amongst others.

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. 

Emma Ervin

Emma is a staff writer and senior editor and scout for 270 Girls Hoops. 

Garreth Dowlen

Garreth is in his first season as a staff writer and videographer for 270 Hoops. He is a 2020 graduate of Gahanna Lincoln and currently studies at Ohio University.

Cameron Carter

Cameron is a staff writer for 270 Hoops, who joined prior to the 2019-20 season. A junior 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.

Mark Francis

Mark is in his first season as a staff writer and scout for 270 Hoops. Mark's focus is primarily on the Columbus City League. The Eastmoor Academy and Ohio Dominican alum has a deep background in sports journalism and offers incredible writing creativity to 270 Hoops. Mark has previous experience as a writer with Prep Hoops Ohio.

Greg Glasser

Greg has been a staff writer for 270 Hoops since the Fall of 2020. A longtime fan of 270 Hoops and Central Ohio high school basketball, Greg offers valuable insight with game recaps and prospect scouting reports. His passion for the game makes him a great addition 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. 

Nicholas Minklin

Nicholas is a freelance videographer for 270 Hoops. Nicholas is in his first season with the company. Nicholas is currently a student at Bexley High School.

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.

Carson Puhl

Carson is in his first season as a staff videographer for 270 Hoops. Currently a student at Hilliard Davidson, Carson has a passion in videography and is looking to work his way into sports media.

Ellie Snow

Ellie is a videographer for 270 Hoops.

Emmanuel Golloh

Emmanuel is a staff writer and scout for 270 Hoops.

Chintoo Deora

Chintoo is a staff writer for 270 Hoops, providing exclusive coverage for New Albany basketball.

Nick McGrail

Nick is a staff photographer for 270 Hoops.

Zach Ball

Zach Ball is a videographer, photographer and graphic designer with 270 Hoops.

Alec Ostapuck

Alec is a photographer with 270 Hoops.

Chris Hartley

Chris is a videographer and graphic designer for 270 Hoops.

Trevor Grady

Trevor is an intern for 270 Hoops. Trevor is a student at Penn State University where he is studying journalism. He is the only member on the staff who was covered by 270 Hoops before joining the coverage team years later. He graduated from Dublin Coffman in 2018 where he helped the Rocks win a district title in his senior year.