COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Week Two of Coach Vic's Weekly Showcase is just two days away, and it appears to be better than ever. While the opening weekend lost several top players due to elite camps taking place across the country, those elite level guys will be back for week two. Let's take a look at this week's event preview for Coach Vic's Weekly Showcase.
|Jeremiah Francis||6'3||PG||Pickerington Central||2019|
|Antwon Hampton||6'3||SG||Central Crossing||2018|
|Dondre Palmer||6'4||SF||Pickerington North||2018|
|Eli McNamara||6'8||PF||Pickerington North||2018|
|Kaleb Wesson||6'10||C||Westerville South||2017|
Columbus Team 1 is a talented bunch, led by the duo of Kaleb Wesson and Jeremiah Francis, who are the top players at their positions in their respective classes. Hampton, Palmer and McNamara round out a talented supporting cast that will begin play on the main court against a stellar Cincinnati squad.
|Alex Dahling||6'4||SG||Cincinnati Summit Country Day||2017|
|Jeff Thomas||6'6||SF||Georgia State Univ.||Soph|
|Malek Green||6'6||PF||Cincinnati Taftt||2017|
|Darius Bazley||6'8||SF||Cincinnati Princeton||2018|
Team Cincinnati might be the most talented unit in the entire event, as Andre Gordon, Darius Bazley and Jeff Thomas form a dominant trio. Surrounding those guys with the sharp-shooting marksman Alex Dahling and the high-motor Malek Green make this a death squad of a starting five.
|Zach Watson||6'0||PG||Dublin Jerome||2017|
|Jerome Hunter||6'7||PF||Pickerington North||2018|
Columbus Team 2 is a solid squad with talent and balance across all positions. Zach Watson is as sound as they come as a lead guard, while William Mfum and Cameron Brooks-Harris will combine for an elite-level athletic duo on the wings. Jerome Hunter and Caden Sanchez form for a very strong front line.
|David Dennis||6'2||PG||West Liberty Univ.||Soph|
|Will Yoakum||6'5||SF||Delaware Hayes||2017|
|Taylor Currie||6'9||PF||Worthington Christian||2019|
|Doug Taylor||6'8||C||Ohio University||Soph|
Columbus Team 3 is yet another very strong squad, headlined by the college guard-big duo of David Dennis and Doug Taylor. In between, this team has talented shooters in Josh Corbin and Will Yoakum, a Coach Vic's Hall of Famer, while the 6-foot-9 sophomore Taylor Currie is one of Ohio's absolute best prospects in his class.
|Anthony Mills||6'2||PG||Westerville South||2017|
|Jalen Tate||6'6||SF||Northern Kentucky Univ||Frosh|
|Tavon Brown||6'8||PF||St. Charles||2017|
|Dylan Swingle||6'10||C||Chillicothe Paint Valley||2018|
Yet again, another very talented starting five for a Columbus unit. The headliner here is Paint Valley center Dylan Swingle, who makes his Coach Vic's debut on Sunday. Surrounding Swingle is a lengthy and athletic unit, including Coach Vic's Mt. Rushmore member Jalen Tate, the bouncy Jakim Murphy and two of 2017's best prospects in Anthony Mills and Tavon Brown.
|Evan Berning||6'0||PG||Fort Loramie||2018|
|Dillon Braun||6'0||SG||Fort Loramie||2018|
|Brady Wildermuth||6'6||PF||Jackson Center||2017|
Team NW Ohio will be a very sound and cohesive unit, led by the Fort Loramie backcourt of Evan Berning and Dillon Braun. The headliner on this squad is the 6-foot-5 swing man Justin Ahrens, who was one of the very best performers this summer in AAU across the entire state. Ahrens is joined by King James teammate Mark Mayle, while Findlay commit Brady Wildermuth provides a post presence that can also stretch the floor and shoot.
|Antonio Watson||5'9||PG||New Albany||2018|
|Adrian Nelson||6'6||SF||Pickerington Central||2018|
Columbus Team 5 is assembled of young, rising Central Ohio prospects with upside. Starting in the backcourt, New Albany's Antonio Watson is a rising point guard who has been well-traveled this summer. Watson is joined in the backcourt by Reynoldsburg's rising sophomore Ben Fort, while Pickerington Central's Adrian Nelson is the man on the wing. In the front court, Dustin Harder and Lony Francis combine for a lenghty and athletic front court that should be pretty successful.
|Ketaan Wyatt Jr||6'1||PG||Toledo Rogers||2020|
|Alontay Gould||6'2||SG||Toledo Scott||2017|
|TQ Belcher||6'2||SF||Toledo Rogers||2017|
|Robert Brown||6'6||PF||Cincinnati Walnut Hills||2017|
|Khiry Shelton||6'9||C||Hargrave Military Academy||2017|
Team Toledo begins with the talented backcourt of Ketaan Wyatt Jr., the lone 2020 prospect in the event, and Alontay Gould, a talented scorer who played at Toledo Scott last year. On the wing, Rogers' TQ Belcher mans the perimeter, while Robert Brown and Khiry Shelton form for a large front court.
|Jaedyn Carter||6'0||PG||Thomas Worthington||2018|
|Christian Carter||6'2||SG||Thomas Worthington||2017|
Columbus Team 6 is a group of underrated, but high-energy players that should be able to compete. With the Carter brothers in the backcourt, this team should play with a high motor, while Nate Ward has been one of the highest energy players in the event. In the front court, Quentin Jones and Tyjuan Childers combine for a massive front line.
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