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Adidas Spring Stripes: Top Performers

By Chintoo Deora, 04/11/22, 10:45AM EDT


A look at some of the top players at this weekend's Adidas tournament

Westerville, Ohio -- The AAU season is in full swing and I got to check out another group of great prospects. I covered the Adidas Spring Stripes tournament hosted by Bleacher Republic at Westerville South High School. This article recaps some of the top performers from the event. 

Dylan Hitchcock/2023/Mid Ohio Pumas-Toops/Clayton Northmont

Hitchcock was one of the most impressive players during the weekend of games. He totaled 59 points throughout three games and was very hard to slow down. He can shoot from anywhere on the court and nailed nine threes in the three games played. The sophomore also has a quick dribble that allows him to get to the rim quickly. His unlimited range and unmatched confidence combine for a deadly offensive game. Hitchcock also has a nasty hesitation move that makes defenders look silly. After this weekend, I see no reason why Hitchcock can’t continue this scoring dominance throughout the rest of the AAU season. 

Jackson McNulty/2025/Ohio Buckets/Huron

The freshman wing is very strong inside and can finish through contact easily. He thrives on the offensive glass and has a great nose for the ball. McNulty can get downhill quickly and totaled 17 points to lead all scorers in the game. He is a great cutter and finds open lanes to the basket. He cleans up the glass effectively and pulled down a ton of rebounds. His length and quickness extend to the defensive side of the ball. He has a very advanced skill set for a freshman and has a high ceiling

Daniel Fetty/2023/Mid Ohio Pumas-Roberts/Grove City

Fetty played a great two-way game to open up the weekend. As his three-point shot was not falling early, he found other ways to impact the game. He forced a ton of turnovers which led to easy run-outs in transition. He also can play defense on an island and doesn’t need help. Fetty stays in front of his defender and rarely lets him get by. He can also contest shots at the rim without fouls due to his length. He got to the rim and finished well to total 11 points but impacted the game greatly on the defensive end. Fetty is part of a Grove City squad that returns almost everyone and can do some damage next year. 

Tanner Holbert/2023/Mid Ohio Pumas-Roberts/Logan Elm

After lighting up the court for Logan Elm this past season, Holbert scored 17 points in a very efficient game. He nailed five triples from catch-and-shoot situations as well as off the dribble. Holbert was able to create space easily and made defenders pay when they didn’t have a hand up. He got into first-half foul trouble which slowed down his production as Holbert could easily have had 30 points. His lone two-point made was a throw down in transition off a steal. Averaging 25 points per game seems possible for Holbert next season for Logan Elm. 

Aiden Harris/2024/Findlay Bombers-Blue/Pandora-Gilboa

Harris scored 12 points and showed off a great inside-out game. He did most of his damage inside but stretched the floor for a triple. He passed well to beat the press and set up teammates for buckets. He has a presence inside on the defensive end and contests well at the rim. Harris came up with a couple blocks through the game. 

Max Culp/2025/Mid Ohio Pumas-Friedman/Upper Arlington

Culp reminds me a lot of Golden Bear senior, Quinn Corna who had an outstanding career for UA. He is a taller guard who has the primary ball-handling duties for his team. Although his three-point shot only fell once, Culp got to the rim a number of times and tallied 9 points. He found teammates for a number of assists and did a great job breaking the opposing press. Culp is another young piece in the Golden Bear program. 

Caiden Nicol/2024/Mid Ohio Pumas-Toops/Indian Lake

Nicol was another great scorer for this Pumas team as he tallied 32 points throughout three games. He got to the rack with ease and was able to finish in a variety of ways. He shared ball-handling duties and ran the offense effectively. The up and down tempo of the game favored Nicol as he played great defense and came up with some steals. He showed off his long-range shooting with a pair of triples but he really thrives around the basketball. He has great body control and can finish with both hands. After leading Indian Lake in scoring as a sophomore, I am excited about what he can do as a junior. 

Braylen Olson/2025/One and One Hoops/Clyde

The fast-paced tempo of the game really suited Olson and his scrappy playstyle. He plays like a true point guard because he passes and defends extremely well. He does a great job picking the pocket of the opposing player but doesn’t gamble for steals. He sits down and moves his feet very well. He has a defensive ability that most freshman guards do not possess and it is cool to watch. 

Nick Schantz/2025/Mid Ohio Pumas-Burgett/ Upper Arlington

Another talented inside scorer, Schantz dropped in 12 points to lead his team. His teammates shot a ton of threes which limited his post up opportunities but when they came, Schantz converted. He showed some crafty finishes through traffic and great pump fakes to get open shots. He is also a great screener which is rare to see from freshman bigs. Upper Arlington lost a ton of senior talent so maybe Schantz can be the guy for the Golden Bears next season.

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