Kobe RodgersI hope Mentor's Luke Chicone gets serious consideration. His team is undefeated, possible #1 ranked in Division I. Chicone's stats are very good (23.7 ppg) and he is headed to Youngstown State on scholarship. The right combination of individual and team accomplishments. He should be the DI Northeast Lakes POY. In DII, it will be between Buchtel's Chris Livingston and SVSM's Malaki Branham.
The only thing hurting him is that he really came on late this season, but I don't think anyone is playing better right now than he is.You have a valid argument. Best player in the best conference in the state. Competes on both ends of the floor. First in scoring and steals; second in rebounding and assists in the GCL, which has three of the top D1 schools in the state.
Kobe Rodgers is going to D2 nova southeastern. It’s a win-win either way!I say give it to Mangas as well. I can't imagine anybody has had a better year than him statistically. Plus, it's cool to have a kid like him win it. Too often do the journalists give to the big names going big time and forget that these small town kids have just as much right to the award. It'll be neat to give it to a kid like Mangas, even if he ends up going D3 or D2.
Yep, my guess is that is exactly what will happen too. Livingston dude will be helped out by the big city media in the northeast and Lebron giving him the endorsement on Twitter.I would guess Chris Livingston will be. 32ppg and 15.8rpg. Mangas and Branham will be in the mix.
Unfortunately that is how it works sometimes. The kids around the big city medias get more coverage. I personally think Mangas is having an amazing year and is just as deserving.
In all fairness the Lima, Ohio area has faired pretty well when it comes to Mr. Basketball.Unfortunately that is how it works sometimes. The kids around the big city medias get more coverage. I personally think Mangas is having an amazing year and is just as deserving.
Or, if he wins could it simply be that Chris Livingston is the best player in Ohio? Btw, you realize that only one Northeast Ohio player has won this award in the past 16 years.
Yeah, this is just my opinion, but I think Lima is actually boosted because it's not in a metro area and they always seem to have a player worthy of the discussion so that player consolidates much of vote in the Northwest part of the state. The situation in Northeast Ohio may actually play out like it has almost every year since LeBron (nobody can argue that he didn't deserve his three) where there is going to be votes split in all different directions. Luke Chicone will win NE Lakes D1 POY and will get a ton of votes from Cleveland area, but I bet Lutheran East's Jalin Billingsley (Georgetown commit), who will be the D3 Lakes POY, will get some votes as well.Being from Lima myself when it comes to Mr. Basketball we recognize that we are not left out of the discussion haha.
Or, hear me out, it could be because he's the best player in the state. (And it's not really close)Unfortunately that is how it works sometimes. The kids around the big city medias get more coverage. I personally think Mangas is having an amazing year and is just as deserving.