Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top 10 Players in Ohio (2016)

1. VJ King – 6’7 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s

2. Omari Spellman – 6’8 North Royalton

3. Tervell Beck – 6’6 Cleveland Central Catholic

4. Jarron Cumberland – 6’4 Wilmington

5. Willie Jackson – 6’5 Cleveland Garfield Heights

6. Xavier Simpson – 5’10 Lima Central Catholic

7. Derek Funderburk – 6’9 Cleveland St. Edward

8. Seth Towns – 6’7 Columbus Northland

9. Derrick Daniels – 6’8 Dayton Thurgood Marshall

10. James Manns – 6’6 Columbus Marion Franklin

Friday, November 29, 2013

Top Players in Ohio (2017)

Tyler Mitchell – 5’10 PG/SG Cincinnati Kings
Keegan Seban – 6’2 PG/SG Dayton Kettering Alter
Jazz Howell – 6’2 SF Elida
Chase Munro – 6’8 C Lexington
Ryan Batte – 6’ SF Cincinnati Oak Hills
Lonnie Berry – 6’4 SF Cincinnati Colerain
Jayvon Graves – 6’1 PG Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s
Logan Hill – 6’4 SF Massillon Jackson
Deuce Martin – 6’0 PG Cleveland Elyria Catholic
Naz Bohannon – 6’3 SF Cleveland Lorain
Caden Sanchez – 6’7 C Columbus DeSales
Ethan Bradds – 6’4 SF/PF Jamestown Greenview
Jayden Sayles – 6’8 PF Cincinnati Kings
Corey Long – 6’1 PG/SG Cincinnati Hughes
Armon Nasseri – 6’6 PF Youngstown Ursaline
Malek Green – 6’3 SF Cincinnati Taft
Derek Culver – 6’7 PF Warren Harding
Deuce Martin – 6’1 PG Cleveland Elyria Catholic
Trey Pugh – 6’3 SF Jonathan Alder
Will Coker – 5’8 PG Cincinnati Woodward
Dylan Robinson – 6’4 SF Cleveland Heights
Aaron Herring – 6’0 SG Cincinnati Hughes
Tyrice Walker Jr. – 6’1 SF Cincinnati Summit 
Christian Nolan-Hawkins – 6’7 PF Cincinnati Withrow
Elijah Allen – 5'6 PG/SG Cincinnati Hughes
Jarious Ward – 6’1 SG Spencerville
Nick Pluta – 6’3 SF Springboro
Malcolm Moffett – 5’9 PG Cincinnati Walnut Hills  
Marcus Barton – 5’6 PG Cincinnati Taft
Dustin Burkhart – 6’0 PG/SG Akron Coventry
Ahmad Davis – 6’6 PF Cincinnati Taft

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Meet Second Half Athlete: Kaila Crenshaw

Name: Kaila Crenshaw
Position: Forward 
Sports: Basketball, track, volleyball and soccer 
Height: 5'6
School: Walnut Hills (Middle School)
AAU Team: Cincy Finest
Favorite Professional Athlete: Brittney Grinner
Favorite NBA Team: Miami Heat
Dream College To Play At: University of Cincinnati or Stanford 
What are your goals for this upcoming summer? Become a better handler and shoot the ball more consistent from the perimeter 
What are the strengths and weaknesses of your game? Strengths: Aggressive player and good finisher around the rim.  Weaknesses: Ball handling and outside shooting.

Thursday, May 30, 2013



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Top High School AAU Teams (OH)

17 U
  1. All Ohio Red - Jae'Sean Tate, Vincent Edwards, Shemar Waugh, Evan Bailey, Javon Bess
  2. Team Work - Peyton Alridge, Gavin Skelly
  3. Ohio Phenoms -Willie Green, Jeff Larkin, Blake Simpson, Davion Ashe, Nate Harris, Latrell Tidwell
16 U
  1. King James - Luke Kennard, AJ Harris, VJ King
  2. All Ohio Red - Jordan Dartis, Esa Ahmad, Macio Teague 
  3. Ohio Basketball Club - Carlton Bragg, Kevin Fischer, Isaiah Jones, Shondell Jackson, Devon Robinson, Maverick Rowan 
15 U
  1. King James - Xavier Simpson, Anthony Christian, Henry Baddley, Derek Funderberk, Derek Daniels
  2. All Ohio Red - Tervell Beck, Willie Jackson
  3. Ohio Basketball Club - Jarron Cumberland

Sadlon to Winthrop

Turpin 5'11 senior guard, Hunter Sadlon will walk on at Winthrop. Sadlon averaged 5 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assist this past season for Turpin. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Second Half Athletes: Heart Of A Champion Skills Camp

This camp was developed to enhance the development of youth in grades 3rd-8th. It is our belief that through hard work and dedication your son or daughter will improve as a basketball player. Your child will have an opportunity to leave our camp with a clear understanding of what it takes to improve as a basketball player. 

Details of camp are below:
Dates: Friday, June 21st from 6pm-9pm and Saturday, June 22nd from 9am-12pm
Cost: $50.00 per camper

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Yx3qUfboaqp7wEuV9vxKJ4fzG-x3odCXSjJb6axnVfk/viewform .

Lastly, all campers are welcomed. It doesn't matter where your child's skill level is.

Please feel free to contact Coach

Mosley at 765.437.7100 or Coach Allen at 513.289.8235 if you have any questions.

Hard Work Pays Off!!!!!

Training Session: Kristyn

Here is some footage from one of the first  Second Half Athletes Training sessions we had Kristyn. She is a 7th grader at Cincinnati Walnut Hill Middle Schools. Kristyn is a smart, undersized point guard with a good mid-range touch. She has been putting in a some quality gym time working on her weaknesses, getting better, if she keeps it up nobody will be able to saying anything about her size but have to respect her game. If you you're interested in training session contact Coach Jamar.

Top 10 Power Forwards in Ohio (2014)

  1. Peyton Aldridge – 6’7 Warren LaBrae 
  2. Jalen Tucker – 6’7 Columbus Northland
  3. Roderick Mills – 6’8 Cincinnati St. Xavier
  4. Victor Dorsey – 6’8 Akron Springfield
  5. Blake Simpson – 6’7 Cincinnati LaSalle
  6. Devin Pike – 6’7 Cincinnati Elder
  7. TJ Umar – 6’6 Cleveland John Hay
  8. Tysean Powell – 6'5 Cleveland Benedictine
  9. Robert Jones 6’7 Mansfield Senior
  10. Brandon Manley – 6’6 Columbus Bloom Carroll
Honorable Mentioned: Fadil Robinson – 6’6 Toledo Rogers, Adam Gigax – 6’7 Cincinnati Moeller

First Athlete To Sign

6'1 guard, Chris Martin of Cincinnati Gamle Montessori will be the first athlete to sign with a college from the school. The school has announced that Chris Martin will sign with Miami Middletown next Wednesday. Martin averaged over 16 points and 4 rebounds this past season for Gamble and was a First Team District 16 selection. He was also first all league in basketball, football and track for Gamble. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lawrence to Kent State

Columbus Marion-Franklin 6'8 forward, Marquiez Lawrence, has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Kent State Golden Flash program. Lawrence is an athletic forward that can defend multiple positions. He has a good body frame to compete in the MAC right away. He averaged 12 points 8 rebounds and 3 blocks per game this past season. He also earned All-City League South Division and honorable mention All-Central District accolades this season. He helped lead Marion-Franklin to their first district title in 20 years. 

                                  Senior Highlight Video

Meet Second Half Athlete: Angel Rivera

Name: Angel Rivera
Position: Point Guard
Height: 5'8
GPA: 3.8
School: IMG Academy (Florida)
Favorite Food: Steak and Rice
Favorite College Team: Gonzaga
Favorite Professional Athlete: Kobe Bryant and Rajon Rondo
What are your goals for this upcoming summer? Continue to hit the weight room hard to get faster and stronger. I am going to keep working on my game so I have as few flaws as possible, working on my defense and pull up jumpers. I also need to find an AAU team for the rest of the summer to get more exposure so college coaches know my name going into next season. I am going to just continue to work hard and get better each day.
Who is the best player you've played with and against? Best player I played with is Vincent Edwards(Middletown SF and SecondHalf Preps #2 rated SF class of 2014). Best player i played against is Julius Randle (UK commit and ESPN #3 rated player 2013).
What are the strengths and weaknesses of your game? Strengths: Good change of speed, good 3 point shooter, great passer, can make my teammates better and I can defend in the half court. Weaknesses: Playing defense full court, jumping ability and my speed, I am working on all three.
What has Second Half Athletes Training done for you? Second Half Athletes Training has improved my conditioning, my ball handling and one on one moves. This is a very intense workout that has helped me take my game to another level.