In the final week of Coach Vic's Weekly Showcase being under the direction of longtime director Victor Dandridge (I will be taking over the event from here on out), several under the radar seniors put on a stellar display at Reynoldsburg High School. Let's take a look at some of the day's top performers.
Max Huber (6'6 SF / Hilliard Davidson / 2016):
The top performer that we watched on Sunday, Huber played his best all-around basketball that we have ever seen from him. With enough length, athleticism and versatility to be a factor on the floor at all times, Huber put in a big performance against some of the state's top players that really helped him stand out. Knocking down a barrage of threes, Huber also was not passive when attacking the basket, finishing several tough scores through contact. A full qualifier with the length and bounce to play either forward spot at the college level, Huber figures to be a really solid Division II prospect that regional coaches should be putting on their radars.
Luke Mayer (6'7 PF / Hilliard Davidson / 2016):
Putting together his best all-around performance of the fall, we were impressed with the big and athletic Mayer on Sunday. At 6-foot-7, Mayer has a long, wiry frame, while having the athleticism to run the floor and be a factor in transition. Expanding his game to the perimeter, Mayer has really improved his outside shooting, as he is becoming more and more of a threat from outside. Likely a junior college prospect, Mayer is a late-blooming prospect that we think top regional JUCOs should really take a look at.
James Manns (6'7 SF/PF / Columbus Walnut Ridge / 2016):
Becoming a knockdown three-point shooter this offseason, Manns has really made tremendous strides in his game recently. The best perimeter shooter that we watched on Sunday, Manns especially excelled out of the catch-and-shoot, knocking down an estimated 75 percent of his attempts. With a solid inside-outside game, Manns is no slouch on the interior either, as the 6-foot-7 lefty is a strong finisher around the basket. Receiving an offer from High Point this past week, look for Manns to pile up some more low-to-mid major offers before its all said and done.
Seth Towns (6'7 SF / Columbus Northland / 2016): Towns is big time. We've written about him so much that each new write up seems to be redundant, but Towns is just that good that he is always being featured. Towns' step-back jump shot has really improved since the end of the high school season, as he is almost unguardable when he is hot from the perimeter. With great feet and a smooth feel to the game, Towns has a great chance to lead all of Central Ohio in scoring this season.
Onno Steger (6'5 SF / Upper Arlington / 2016): The Western Carolina commit was on fire in our first viewing of him on Sunday, knocking down shots from all over the floor. Steger is as solid of an all-around two-way player as anyone in the OCC-Central, as he brings solid length, athleticism and IQ to the floor each time he is out there. Emerging as a junior at Upper Arlington last season, look for Steger to really increase his production as a senior in 2015-16.
Shawn Parker (6'10 C / Dublin Jerome / 2016): One of the most improved players throughout the course of the fall, Parker continues to get better each time we see him at Coach Vic's. With great size and length, Parker still has a ways to go in his development, but his last few showings have been a sign of progress for the Dublin Jerome center. Look for him to be a factor off the Jerome bench this season.
Nick Muszynski (6'9 C / Columbus St. Charles / 2017): Checking out Muszynski for the first time on Sunday, we were impressed with the broad-shouldered 6-foot-9 big from St. Charles. Muszynski has a good feel, solid hands, and can knock down the mid-range jumper with regularity. We liked the toughness that Muszynski showed on the interior, and will be sure to continue to track him this winter.
Logan Swackhammer (6'0 PG / Chillicothe Unioto / 2018): Swackhammer showed elite passing ability, setting up teammates on the interior with tough passes in traffic. Always looking to push the tempo, Swackahmmer is a tough lead guard that has been one of the area's best 2018 performers this fall. With an ability to score from pretty much anywhere on the floor, Swackhammer is best served as a distributor, but is versatile enough to be effective in whichever role he is needed.
Jerome Hunter (6'7 SF / Pickerington North / 2018): Every week it seems Hunter adds something new to his arsenal, and on Sunday, it was his ability to facilitate and take over when necessary that impressed us the most. Handling the ball quite a bit on the perimeter, Hunter took good shots, made several tough passes and set his teammates up to score in leading his team to a big win over a squad led by Towns, Manns, and Pickerington Central wings Ibi Watson and Jalen Tate. On a Pickerington North team with a ton of young talent, Hunter is the top prospect, and is sure to land at the high-major level if he keeps on the steady incline that he's been on for the last two years.
Harrison Riggs (5'10 PG / Toledo St. John's / 2017)
Osaretin Onaiwu (6'5 PF / Columbus Eastmoor / 2016)
Mark Mayle (6'8 PF / Malvern / 2018)
Will Maynus (6'5 SF / Westerville Central / 2016)
Rodrick Caldwell (5'11 PG / Huber Heights Wayne / 2016)
Evan Clayborne (6'6 PF / Dayton Thurgood Marshall / 2016)
Kobie Johnson (6'0 PG/SG / Middletown / 2016)
Deshon Parker (5'10 PG / Huber Heights Wayne / 2018)
Ibi Watson (6'5 SG / Pickerington Central / 2016)
Khiry Shelton (6'8 C / Pickerington North / 2017)