Flyin' to the Hoop: Bucks Commits to Take Part in Elite Event

By Zach Fleer on January 12, 2017 at 4:10 pm
Flyin' to the Hoop
Flyin' to the Hoop tips off this weekend in Dayton

Looking for some basketball to watch this weekend? Looking to watch three Ohio State commits? Look no further than the Premier Health Flyin' to the Hoop. Taking place at Trent Arena on the campus of Kettering Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio, Flyin' to the Hoop is the top high school basketball event in the state of Ohio and one of the best in the country.

Even better is the fact that three Ohio State commits will be taking part in the event, along with a host of other top prospects including five-star seniors Gary Trent Jr. and Trevon Duval. 

Where to watch Future Buckeyes

Upper Arlington's Dane Goodwin will be the first Ohio State commit to take part in the action, as the Golden Bears take on Garfield Heights at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. Goodwin leads Upper Arlington against a talented Garfield Heights team led by top Ohio Mr. Basketball candidate Marreon Jackson. This matchup will be a huge test for a UA team that suffered its first loss of the season last Saturday vs. Northland. 

Versailles' Justin Ahrens will open up Monday's action at 11:30 a.m. against Tri-Village. Ahrens leads a talented Versailles team that is a favorite in Division III in Southwest Ohio. The 6-foot-5 wing has scored at a high level this season and will look to do it once again on the big stage. 

Cincinnati Princeton's Darius Bazley will play for the first time this season on Monday at 3 p.m. against Georgia power Wheeler. After sitting out 11 games due to OHSAA transfer rules, Bazley gets a huge test in the form of Wheeler, who features a handful of Division I prospects. 

Games to Watch


6:30 p.m. - Sidney (OH) vs. Fairmont (OH)

Players to watch: 2019 Sidney SG Andre Gordon. Big-time athlete receiving Ohio State interest in football and basketball.

8:15 p.m. - IMG Academy (FL) vs. Hamilton Heights (TN)

Players to watch: 2017 IMG Academy PG Trevon Duval (rated No. 5 in the country by ESPN). 2017 IMG Academy PF Silvio De Sousa (rated No. 6 in the country by ESPN). 2017 Hamilton Heights SG Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Virginia Tech signee). 2017 Hamilton Heights PG Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Kentucky signee). 


4:45 p.m. - Pickerington Central (OH) vs. Wheeler (GA)

Players to watch: 2017 Pickerington Central C Sterling Manley (North Carolina signee). 2019 Pickerington Central PG Jeremiah Francis (Ohio State target). 2017 Wheeler PG Darius Perry (Louisville signee). 2017 Wheeler SF Jordan Usher (USC signee). 2017 Wheeler PF EJ Montgomery (Auburn signee). 2017 Wheeler SF Jordan Tucker (rated No. 38 in the country by ESPN). 

6:30 p.m. - Our Savior New American (NY) vs. Massillon Jackson (OH)

Players to watch: 2018 Our Savior C Mamadou Doucoure (Rutgers commit). 2018 Our Savior SF Boubacar Diakite (St. John's commit). 2017 Massillon Jackson SF Kyle Young (Butler signee). 

8:15 p.m. - Huntington Prep (WV) vs. Wayne (OH)

Players to watch: 2018 Huntington Prep SF Keldon Johnson (rated No. 21 in the country by ESPN). 2017 Huntington Prep PF Chase Johnson (Florida signee). 2018 Wayne SF L'Christian Smith. 2018 Wayne PG Deshon Parker.


11:30 a.m. - Gahanna Lincoln (OH) vs. Dayton Thurgood Marshall (OH)

Players to watch: 2019 Gahanna Lincoln SF Jordan Mitchell (No. 1 sophomore in Ohio).

3:00 p.m. - Pickerington North (OH) vs. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (OH)

Players to watch: 2018 Pickerington North SF Jerome Hunter (Ohio State offer). 2017 SVSM PG Jayvon Graves (Buffalo signee).

6:30 p.m. - Prolific Prep (CA) vs. Huntington Prep (WV)

Players to watch: 2017 Prolific Prep SG Gary Trent Jr (Duke signee). 2017 Prolific Prep PG Paul Scruggs (Xavier signee). 2018 Huntington Prep SF Keldon Johnson (rated No. 21 in the country by ESPN). 2017 Huntington Prep PF Chase Johnson (Florida signee).


1:15 p.m. - Prolific Prep (CA) vs. Trotwood (OH)

Players to watch: 2017 Prolific Prep SG Gary Trent Jr (Duke signee). 2017 Prolific Prep PG Paul Scruggs (Xavier signee). 2019 Trotwood SG Amari Davis (Ohio State target)

You can check out the full schedule for the event here. Game tickets can be purchased here. 

Stay tuned to Eleven Warriors for more coverage from Flyin' to the Hoop. 

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