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Ohio Prospect Camp Session II: Top Performers

By Mark Francis and Greg Glasser, 07/25/22, 9:00PM EDT


Our scout writers highlight the session's most impressive performances

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- With nearly 80 players in attendance, Session II of the Ohio Prospect Camp brought out some impressive talent that was showcased in front of numerous college coaches across all levels. 

Our prospect scouts Mark Francis and Greg Glasser were on hand and identified over a dozen players that stood out. 

Read below for some of Wednesday night's top performers.

Elias Lewis (Olentangy Orange / 2023 / 6'3 SG) Lewis has been on our radar as a quality contributor for the Pioneers the last two seasons. If Wednesday's performance was an indication of what the future holds, expect Lewis to have a phenomenal senior season. It appears that Lewis has emerged from good to a great player and much credit due to the improved consistency on his mid and long-range shooting. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard was a scoring machine Wednesday evening, as he showed confidence on multiple made three-point attempts, connected from the mid-range and was mostly unchallenged on his ability to get to the rim. Lewis has solid size and athleticism that translates towards the college level. For the multiple Division II coaches on hand, they saw a complete performance from the Orange senior and should make him a priority. GG

Derek Goodman (Olentangy Berlin / 2024 / 6'3 SG) The nets at Fieldhouse USA most likely had to be replaced after they were completely torched by Goodman. My goodness, did the Berlin junior light it up from deep. Goodman is quickly establishing himself as one of the top long-range shooters in the area as he connected on at least eight triples during the five-on-five session. The 6-foot-3 guard has a quick release, elevates well and rarely takes a bad shot.  With nice size, decent handles and an ability to run well off the ball, expect Goodman to emerge as a highly sought out prospect for regional scholarship programs in the 2024 class. He already possess an offer from Shawnee State and that list should grow sooner than later. As he continues to round out the rest of his game, Goodman should appear on the radar for low and mid-major Division I programs. GG

Jahmere Johnson (Columbus West / 2025 / 5'9 PG) On the same team as Lewis and Goodman, Johnson was their lead distributor and was one of the top point guards from the session. As he played against mostly upperclassmen, the Cowboy sophomore had an advance feel for the game and overall on-court IQ that helped him fit right in with his older counterparts. Johnson is a pass-first guard and notched several assists, but also handled the ball well as he did a good job of navigating through the defense until he found a lane or open teammate. Defensively, Johnson is eager to apply pressure against his opponents, as multiple times he would frustrate them into turnovers. After he spent his freshman year at Harvest Prep, Johnson is a huge addition for West, a team that is hungry to climb out of the bottom of the City League standings. A point guard like Johnson will help lead that ship. GG

Alexander Parks (Cincinnati Withrow / 2023 / 5'9 PG) While most of the day's participants hailed from Central Ohio, it was Parks from Cincinnati that traveled north and made his mark as the session's top point guard. Parks had a fiery competitive edge to him that gave an appearance he had something to prove. What Parks proved is he is an absolute fearless gamer, as he consistently pushed tempo and had a killer pull-up and drilled over six triples throughout the five-on-five session. Defensively, Parks is extremely quick and played passing lanes well and notched multiple steals that turned into quick points. Apologies for the cliché, but you can't help but think "it's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the fight in the dog" when it came to Parks' approach.  GG

Eric Chapman (Point Pleasant (WV) / 2023 / 6'8 C) Parks wasn't the the only player that made the most of his long travel. The session's only player from West Virginia came away as one of the most impressive bigs from the evening. The 6-foot-8 Chapman moved well in the half-court offense, as he not only cleaned up nicely on the offensive glass, but finished around the rim at a high mark. Chapman did a nice job of setting and rolling off screens and converting on his post touches. For the coaches in attendance that were looking for a traditional post player with size who moves well, watching a few games of Chapman should have hopefully given them a name to keep a serious eye on. GG 

Kyler Daugustine (Alexander / 2023 / 6'2 CG) Whatever court Daugustine was on, a bevy of coaches followed. That's because the 6-foot-2 guard is one of the more sought out Division II prospects in the state. His performance on Wednesday proved why. Daugustine is an aggressive play-maker and was at his best when he pushed down hill. Hailing from Southeast Ohio, Daugustine is built like a strong safety and was consistently able to find a way to beat his man off the dribble and finish through traffic. Even in a one-day camp session, it was evident that Daugustine is comfortable with an alpha role and has the confidence to take leadership of his team. He currently holds offers from Concord, Rio Grande, Cedarville and Grand Valley State University. After a junior season in which he earned second team all-Ohio and averaged 27 points, expect Daugustine to be one of the best players in the state in Division III for his senior campaign. GG 

Micah Young (Westerville North / 2025 / 6'1 CG) In a session filled with mostly juniors and seniors, the Westerville North sophomore was one of the top players on one of the session's top performing teams. Young did a nice job of getting through the lane and finishing through contact, as he scored on multiple and-one opportunities. Young already stands at 6-foot-1 and with his size and skillset, that should both continue to improve, as he develops into a complete player. After a freshman season in which he was one of the top scorers for a Warriors team that showed improvement,  Young should be one of the top players not only for his team but amongst players in the area for the 2025 class. GG 

King Kendrick ( Northland / 2026 / 5’9 G): Catching only the final game in the first session, Kendrick shined out amongst young men 3-4 years older than him. He got started early by using his tremendous first step to get in the paint and finishing at the rim, then the lefty began to show off his shot making ability with a couple mid-range jumpers that only enhanced his confidence. In transition, King is a blur with the ball in his hands and makes great decisions with the ball in his hands. He did not look like the only freshman on the court and he definitely did not play like it, the next great City League point guard will reside at Northland for the next four years and he will pay immediate dividends for coach Tihon Johnson and the Vikings. MF

Eian Elmer ( Cincinnati Taft / 2023 / 6'6 F): Elmer was an impressive athlete, finishing at the rim with ease all evening long and rebounding at a high level against some other really good bigs. He ran the floor well and showed off really good hands as he caught some fireball passes from his teammates. The incoming senior played with great energy that he used to outwork other players. On defense, Elmer was a quick jumper and altered shots from opposing players plus he was a quality rebounder on both ends of the court. He has a slender frame but he was not pushed around or bullied in the paint, he actually displayed some good upper body strength when players tried to post him up. MF

Jordan Edwards ( Olentangy Orange / 2023/ 6’4 G ): A big, physical guard that plays at his own pace and doesn’t get sped up by defenders. Edwards is an excellent and creative passer with great vision and the confidence to try, and complete, any pass. During the second session, Edwards was excellent during drills, taking them seriously, then translated the drills into the five-on-five gameplay. The senior handles the ball well when pressured without turning the ball over and can slip past his defender using his size to get to the basket. Defensively, Edwards uses his size to frustrate the guy he’s guarding and does not allow opposing guards to get around him, all while having a good feel for rebounding the ball. This young man is a scholarship ball player that will continue to get college looks during the season. MF

Kris Smith Jr. (Mt. Healthy / 2024 / 6’7 F): Smith was undoubtedly one of the best rebounders at the camp all evening long. He showed all the tools to be a double-digit rebounder at every level he’ll play at, along with the ability to score around the rim in different ways. His timing on rebounds was excellent and his strength to get around other players boxing out and in position to rebound was next level. Around the rim he flashed some nice moves and had a nice touch around the rim.  MF

Jahki Calloway (Bishop Hartley / 2026/ 5’10 G): Calloway is like a computer on the court, you can visually see him processing information and making correct choices. This young man has an amazing handle and uses it to shake off defenders and get in the paint where he causes havoc with his finishing abilities. His touch around the basket is close to unmatched for young men in his class. Calloway played with confidence and helped lead his team to the championship of the second session with his defense and passing. Jahki has quick feet and attacks the ball defensively, leading to steals and easy buckets. The freshman is a part of a talented reloading process at Bishop Hartley and will play an important role in what that program will turn into.  MF

Na’Varion Adams (Westerville North / 2024 / 6’7 F): What an athletic freak this young man is! He was one of the most exciting players to watch during the session because of his high flying ability and the way he covers ground on defense. During the drills, he competed and looked impressive then he put it together during the five-on-five games. Possibly the best play of the day came from Adams blocking a shot and the ball still bouncing off the backboard to go in. Vari is a quick leaper with great timing and the thirst to block every shot that is put up around him. On offense, Adams moved well without the ball, set solid screens and rolled to the cup aggressively while looking to dunk on someone. The junior will be a difference maker coming into Westerville North and that staff will use him in many ways. MF

Max Atanasoff (Gahanna Lincoln / 2024/ 6’5 F): A big man with a soft touch from deep and a quick release. Atanasoff played really well during the session, with his jump shot helping set him apart from other bigs at the camp. He shot the ball with confidence and just knew that every jumper he took was going to fall. The junior was also able to put the ball on the floor and make good decisions off the dribble, especially with his passing ability. Atanasoff showed off nice vision and being able to make quick choices correctly. After losing so much experienced talent at Gahanna, this young man should help fill the void left from the talented 2022 class. MF

Tai’Ree Perkins (Westerville North / 2025/ 5’10 G): An all-around solid basketball player that does a little bit of everything on the court and brings unseen value to a team. He focused in on the defensive end at a high level, staying in front of his man and playing intense defense that frustrated offensive players all evening. Perkins also hit timely shots in every five-on-five game he played in, showing his value to his team. Most importantly, the sophomore competed his butt off all evening, from drills to gameplay, he demonstrated that he is a player every team should want to have on their team. MF

Jeff Amapps (Pickerington North / 2023 / 6’3 G): One of the hardest workers on any court you put him on, Amapps gave his all during the second session of the camp on Wednesday night. The junior is versatile on both ends of the court, being able to defend multiple positions with his strength in the post combined with his athletic ability to both bigger players as well as his lateral quickness on the perimeter to clamp up ball handlers. On offense, Amapps moved nicely without the ball in his hands and was able to score off cutting to the hoop or offensive rebounding putbacks. He also played through some pain, showing his toughness and willingness to compete, helping his team win the championship game, and even threw down a couple of nice dunks while hurting. This kind of competitor is rare to find, and some college is going to get a gem in this young man. MF

Jaden Calloway (Bishop Hartley / 2025 / 6'0 G): His game is silky smooth, everything he did looked effortless and the game seemed to come easy for the older Calloway brother. It’s like he glides to the rim with the ball in his hand then uses his athleticism to finish at the rim. Jaden showed he has a very consistent jump shot all evening long, including a huge one in the championship game, and seemed to gain more confidence as the camp progressed. Defensively, Calloway uses his long arms to disrupt passing lanes and make ball handlers uncomfortable. He also rebounded very well and got the ball up the court quickly allowing his team to get opportunities to score. Alongside his younger brother, Jahki, the sophomore looks to get the Hawks back to their winning ways. MF

Myles Baker (Kings / 2025 / 6’0 G): The sophomore displayed a smooth handle that allowed him to get in the lane consistently, especially using screens. His change of pace when the ball was in his hands was beyond his years, keeping defenders off balance on his way to the basket. From 10-feet and in, Baker was money, getting shots over the top of taller defenders and getting them to drop. He looked like a lead guard all evening, playing with poise, control and good decision making. MF

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