Lake Erie League is back

GCP441

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The LEL is back,some very talented young men have decided to continue their basketball careers at Heights

6'2 guard Jamal Sumlin Junior. Rhodes, Rider Univ and Akron Univ offers
6'7 Keyshawn Hall forward Senior. Rhodes Rider Univ offer.
5'10 Bryon Ottrix guard Senior Glenville Detroit Mercy Commit

Hopefully Covid-19 will allow a basketball season because this coming season will be very interesting.

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SVillegrad

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Good for Heights. Figured Hall was headed somewhere this year (from another thread, actually on the football board, he is the one I heard was also linked to Medina over the summer).
 
Cleveland Municipal school district has cancelled winter sports. Seems players can transfer without penalty but cannot 100% confirm this.
They haven’t yet, it’s a rumor going around the area, but not official. Have heard OHSAA will hold the transfer penalty for those who don’t meet hardship requirements pre COVID
 

SVillegrad

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Or they all moved into the Cleveland Heights district? If so, what can the OHSAA do? It's not like this would be the first time in history somebody would have moved from the CMSD to a suburban school district, right?
 

Mr. Red Raider

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Cleveland Municipal school district has cancelled winter sports. Seems players can transfer without penalty but cannot 100% confirm this.
I wonder if the CMSD is even gonna have any sports in general this season...and, man....the Lake Erie League is gonna be STACKED this season. Cleveland Heights is definitely gonna be a favorite to make it deep in the tournament if the kids can gel properly.
 
Or they all moved into the Cleveland Heights district? If so, what can the OHSAA do? It's not like this would be the first time in history somebody would have moved from the CMSD to a suburban school district, right?
Not the first time, but the moves aren’t always as easy for families from Cleveland to the suburbs, especially if work is on the opposite side of town for the parents. If they did so, before the beginning of the school year, if I remember OHSAA transfer rules correctly, then yes. What I have noticed is that is not what has been happening with some of the CMSD transfers.

An issue many of these transfers don’t get is now they have voided their SAY YES scholarships as graduates of CMSD. This means that they lose their guaranteed money to the schools that are SAY YES partners. In many ways this is better than a sports scholarship as it stays for the length of time your in college if you meet the requirements and not tied to you staying on the team / year to year. They can also be combined with academic or athletic scholarships and would make it where you’re in the black at most state schools and if you get external scholarships make schools like Kenyon affordable.
 

cardzfan1234

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Makes no sense for Lorain to resume as pretty much everyone else believes the outdoor fall sports season to be less COVID risk than winter. If you cancelled fall sports (which is ridiculous), then you should cancel winter sports too. Things are about the same as they were in August. But winter sports adds in the additional element of a normal heightened cold/flu season.
 

GCP441

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6"2 Junior Wing Guard Michael Coyne extremely talented perimeter shooter,might be the best shooter Heights has had in years, played his freshmen year at University School then played his Sophomore year at Hawken before coming to Cleveland Heights.


 
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Coyne looks like a great player. I will be interested to see how Heights does meshing together a lot of transfers playing together for the first time. 5 guys used to being the first or 2nd option on their team with the ball in their hands all on the court at the same time.
 

GCP441

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They will be implemented into a rotational format equally playing depending on matchups without any dropoff in 5 players on the court. J.R.Bremer has a trust your teammate philosophy in rotating players in and out of games. Heights will have depth this year,he has really has two starting lineups he can choose from, I guess that's a problem any coach wouldn't mind having.Hopfully the season doesn't end prematurely because of Covid-19.
 
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GCP441

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That’s an interesting transfer path. Is JR Bremer working to inherit the Tomb Raider moniker?
Michael Coyne was already living in the Cleveland Heights School district while attending private schools University School as a freshman and at Hawken as a Sophomore while being a member of the Cleveland Heights travel team( AAU)
He decided to continue Basketball at Cleveland Heights High school,financially it made sense for him, extremely talented player
 
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