Top five players from your school

GCPRO

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Hamilton HS
Kevin Grevey-UK-NBA Bullets
Greg Stokes-Iowa-76ers
Chris Kingsbury-Iowa
Bryan Grevey- South Carolina
Payton Townsend-SW Louisiana
Mike & Willie Townsend-ND-NFL
Scott Grevey-Pitt
 

Spartan87

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Lima Senior:
Greg Simpson
Xavier Simpson
Andre Horton
Andre Reed
Travis Walton

These were just the guys I saw from the 80's until now. But there are so many more that could be on this list. Where is Johnstown Benny when I need him?
 

vikings4life

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ALL TIME ST. JOE--VASJ PLAYERS

1ST TEAM
Stan Kimbrough
David Lighty
Treg Lee
Clark Kellogg
Eric Riley

2ND TEAM
Tony Miller
Mel Levitt***(not a graduate)
Brian Parker
Demonte Flanigan
Dale Thomas

3RD TEAM
Duane Gibson
Kevin Edwards
Carlton Bragg
Jerome Davis
Dererk Pardon

4TH TEAM
Gene Higgins
Pat Lyons
Ashen Ward
Bill Batts
John Beauford

5TH TEAM
Demetrius Henderson
London Fletcher
Brian Hocevar
Rich Holzheimer
Chris Calender
 
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Purple Hayes

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Hard to imagine anyone bests Canton McKinley:

Gary Grant - Michigan All America Olympics; NBA
Nick Weatherspoon - Illinois All America; NBA
Phil Hubbard - Michigan All America; Olympics; NBA
Eric Snow - Michigan St.; NBA
Keith McLeod - Bowling Green; NBA

Off the bench:

Michael Hawkins - Xavier; NBA
Bryant Bowden - DePaul
Bill Robinson - Ohio St.
Raymar Morgan - Michigan St.
there are so many other really, really good players.

From 1973-2009 - 36 consecutive years - the Pups had at least one alum playing in the NBA. This is the greatest program in Ohio history.
That is unbelievable....even excluding Troy Taylor & Ronnie Stokes who both contributed at OSU for multiple years back in early 80s...what a backcourt!
 
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Vike16

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Hamilton HS
Kevin Grevey-UK-NBA Bullets
Greg Stokes-Iowa-76ers
Chris Kingsbury-Iowa
Bryan Grevey- South Carolina
Payton Townsend-SW Louisiana
Mike & Willie Townsend-ND-NFL
Scott Grevey-Pitt
Kwasi Sherman would of been a NBA player 6'9 and could move like LeBron. Died of cancer his 10th grade year
 

Carl Rick

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Not a Middletown alum but: some of the names, not exactly precise where they attended college
Jerry Lucas-OSU-Olympic Gold Medalist-NBA Hall of Fame
John Fraley
Butch Carter-IU-NBA
Archie Aldridge-FSU/Miami U-total dominance at 6'4 inside player
Cris Carter-OSU football-NFL Hall of Fame
Vic Merchant
Ryan Fletcher-UC
Jimmy Ratliff-OSU
 

Carl Rick

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Macomber B Ball
Leo Kubiak BGSU (HOF) NBA
Wardel Jackson OSU NBA
Kelvin Ransey OSU (AA, HOF) NBA
Jimmy Jackson OSU (AA, HOF) NBA
Bunk Adams OU Olympic alternate
Ray Lothery Tri-State (Trine) Harlem Globetrotters
Cal Christensen UToledo (HOF) NBA

Doesn't really stop there. As any of these old time schools, plenty others went on to impressive careers in college or various levels of pro-league. I think I got all the NBA ones though.
Clinton Ransey Cleveland St.
 

Irish60

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Troy Taylor has to be top five.. Even without him playing in the league
It's difficult to NOT look at the NBA success of players when selecting the all-high school team. And while I'm certainly no authority on Canton McKinley basketball, I can't imagine too many players having better high school careers than Troy Taylor and Ronnie Stokes.
 
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NewOldBlood

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Not a Middletown alum but: some of the names, not exactly precise where they attended college
Jerry Lucas-OSU-Olympic Gold Medalist-NBA Hall of Fame
John Fraley
Butch Carter-IU-NBA
Archie Aldridge-FSU/Miami U-total dominance at 6'4 inside player
Cris Carter-OSU football-NFL Hall of Fame
Vic Merchant
Ryan Fletcher-UC
Gotta add Shelby Linville UK, Vince Edwards Purdue, and Jimmy Ratliff OSU. At one time Jerry Lucas was the only player to win a high school state championship, college national championship, Olympic Gold medal and an NBA championship. There are several since they started using NBA players in the Olympics, but for many years he was the only one.
 

member1

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Trotwood-Madison

Andre Huston
Chris Wright
Dazhontae Bennett
Kalan Smith
Torrey Patton
Amari Davis has to be on this list. He is the all-time leading scorer..

Carl Edward's
Vinson Smith
Vincent Ward
Scott Beylue
Myles Beylue
Barry Martin
Juan Norvell
Blanton Twins
John Lumpkin
Carl Blanton Jr.
Jonathan Washington
Lots of great players out of that program. Your five is good but Davis has to be in there.
 

Irish60

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Amari Davis has to be on this list. He is the all-time leading scorer..

Carl Edward's
Vinson Smith
Vincent Ward
Scott Beylue
Myles Beylue
Barry Martin
Juan Norvell
Blanton Twins
John Lumpkin
Carl Blanton Jr.
Jonathan Washington
Lots of great players out of that program. Your five is good but Davis has to be in there.
Remember that he wrote that list three years ago when Davis was still the second best player on his team to Torrey Patton.
 

Johnstown Benny

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Lima Senior:
Greg Simpson
Xavier Simpson
Andre Horton
Andre Reed
Travis Walton

These were just the guys I saw from the 80's until now. But there are so many more that could be on this list. Where is Johnstown Benny when I need him?
Spartan 87,

I agree completely with the 5 players you have listed. We are both very close in the time frame of the 80's until
present day. I moved to Lima from central Ohio in late 1978 and started following the Lima Sr. beginning with the 78/79 team. I
am only considering players that I actually saw play in person, even the Spartans had many great players prior to 1978, I only
compiled a list from 1978 to the present the same as you.

I will go with your first 5 list as my first team also.

My second team
Demond Lyles
Tavares Clay
A.T. Thompson
Tyler White
Josiah Fulcher

My third team
Bruce Andrews
Willie Tisdale
Sammy Villegas
Jarius Ward
Anton Hutchins

Special Mention
Marty Kimbrough
Kevelin Capers
Deon Rose
Rahim Slaise
Richard Glover

Honorable Mention
Bryan Andrews
Jonaton Rivera
Quincey Simpson
Rodney Towles
Rico Stafford
Ruben Flowers
Jay Thomas
Marquevius Wilson
Jamir Simpson
Elijah Pughsley
Ricardo Shears
Shawn Allen
Devon Allen

I'm sure I have left off several players deserving consideration over the 40 year span and I apologize
to anyone I have slighted.

JB
 

Zezzo!

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I'm thinking Dayton Jefferson could put together a solid D3/D4 team. I'm not familiar enough with them to suggest a top 5, but they've had some very good talent.

Start with Adreian Payne (Michigan State/NBA)...

Adreian Payne{Michigan State}
Yuanta Holland(Dayton)
Rodell Guest{Colorado}
Juan Gay(Depaul}
Nate Craig{ Ohio}
Bench:
Rusty Jackson(Dayton)
Darryl Foster(scholly to Radford but played at Sinclair}
Cody Latimer{IU-Football}
Jervaughn Scales{Southern, was dominate at Jefferson before he transferred to Col, White his senior year).
Troy Gates{Evansville}
Marquis Brooks{Charleston)
Stephon Johnson
Corleone Lewis

SCC couldn't beat that. If any small schools,[/QUOTE]
 
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Zezzo!

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More from Trotwood-Madison:

1969 Mike Williams/Kentucky Wesleyan/ABA
1974 Norvain Morgan/Bowling Green
1976 Wendell "Wings" Allen/Portland State
1983 Dwight Sistrunk/Iowa (football)
2009 Aaron Robinson/Findlay
1997 John Lumpkin/Ohio State
2013 Jamar Hammonds
1977 Reggie Talley/Colorado State
No Jamie Skelton Sr.? 71' he was the all-time leading scorer during his career at TWood. Carl Edwards 98' had a 15 year career overseas. If you.re going that deep.
 

Zezzo!

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Gotta get Amari Davis on the list for sure.
Amari may be No. 1 on the list now:
school's all-time leading scorer
only 2.000+ scorer
school's only Ohio POY
Lead school to 1st state champioship!

There's an 8th grader on the horizon who will play varsity from day 1 named Delamar Blanton stay tuned! Barring injury he'll be an all-time great!
 

BucksFan937

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Amari may be No. 1 on the list now:
school's all-time leading scorer
only 2.000+ scorer
school's only Ohio POY
Lead school to 1st state champioship!

There's an 8th grader on the horizon who will play varsity from day 1 named Delamar Blanton stay tuned! Barring injury he'll be an all-time great!
I think the people posting accidentally left Amari out. I know Trotwood has a long history of great players, but Amari needs to be listed in their top 5 for sure. Thanks for the heads up on the 8th grader.. is he a younger brother to the great player they had this year?
 

Zezzo!

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I think the people posting accidentally left Amari out. I know Trotwood has a long history of great players, but Amari needs to be listed in their top 5 for sure. Thanks for the heads up on the 8th grader.. is he a younger brother to the great player they had this year?
He's another Blanton from the Blanton family going all the way back to 90's and yes he's the cousin of the Blanton brothers that are there now and brother of the Raglin kid that's currently on the team now as well.
 

Insane92

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Adreian Payne{Michigan State}
Yuanta Holland(Dayton)
Rodell Guest{Colorado}
Juan Gay(Depaul}
Nate Craig{ Ohio}
Bench:
Rusty Jackson(Dayton)
Darryl Foster(Penn State?}
Cody Latimer{IU-Football}
Jervaughn Scales{Southern, was dominate at Jefferson before he transferred to Col, White his senior year).
Troy Gates{Evansville}
Marquis Brooks{Charleston)
Stephon Johnson
Corleone Lewis

SCC couldn't beat that. If any small schools,
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I would put them up against the 1970-2000s St. Henry D3-D4 teams. One of the most impressive teams I saw in the early 1990s in any division when they won back to back state championships in 1990 and 1991 while also football champs in 1990. Here's the list from this time period and feel free to add if I missed somebody:

Jim Lachey (OSU OT/OG and played for Washington Redskins)
Bobby Hoying (OSU QB and played for the Philadelphia Eagles)
Scott Brunswick (Toledo WR and played briefly for the Dallas Cowboys)
Jeff Hartings (Center for Penn State and long time Pittsburgh Steelers player)
Kevin Niekamp (OSU TE)
Todd Boeckman (OSU QB)
Kurt Huelsman (Center for Dayton basketball)
Ryan Mikesell (Dayton basketball)

Impressive for a town of just around 2500 people and play in the mighty MAC.
 

Zezzo!

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I would put them up against the 1970-2000s St. Henry D3-D4 teams. One of the most impressive teams I saw in the early 1990s in any division when they won back to back state championships in 1990 and 1991 while also football champs in 1990. Here's the list from this time period and feel free to add if I missed somebody:

Jim Lachey (OSU OT/OG and played for Washington Redskins)
Bobby Hoying (OSU QB and played for the Philadelphia Eagles)
Scott Brunswick (Toledo WR and played briefly for the Dallas Cowboys)
Jeff Hartings (Center for Penn State and long time Pittsburgh Steelers player)
Kevin Niekamp (OSU TE)
Todd Boeckman (OSU QB)
Kurt Huelsman (Center for Dayton basketball)
Ryan Mikesell (Dayton basketball)

Impressive for a town of just around 2500 people and play in the mighty MAC.
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No offense but there's really no comparison. All those players Jefferson were in great at BASKETBALL in high school they specialized in BASKETBALL and with the exception of two people, played college BASKETBALL! And I forgot to add Terrell Mabry to the bench another first team All-state player.
Jefferson would destroy them, You have to remember at the time when we these guys were in school they had one of the tougher schedules in Ohio. They were an INDEPENDENT except 84'-86' played everyone in at the time, a tough DPS league twice, played Alter and CJ most years, played Trotwood every year(they're on the same road) and was top 10 in Ohio every year mostly top 5! So they were basically D3/4 in classification only.
 
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3out2in

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I would put them up against the 1970-2000s St. Henry D3-D4 teams. One of the most impressive teams I saw in the early 1990s in any division when they won back to back state championships in 1990 and 1991 while also football champs in 1990. Here's the list from this time period and feel free to add if I missed somebody:

Jim Lachey (OSU OT/OG and played for Washington Redskins)
Bobby Hoying (OSU QB and played for the Philadelphia Eagles)
Scott Brunswick (Toledo WR and played briefly for the Dallas Cowboys)
Jeff Hartings (Center for Penn State and long time Pittsburgh Steelers player)
Kevin Niekamp (OSU TE)
Todd Boeckman (OSU QB)
Kurt Huelsman (Center for Dayton basketball)
Ryan Mikesell (Dayton basketball)

Impressive for a town of just around 2500 people and play in the mighty MAC.
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Nice list but if you're going to include Lachey, you should include the leader of that '79 state championship team (St Henry's 1st), Mike Post. Great player.
 

Insane92

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I would put them up against the 1970-2000s St. Henry D3-D4 teams. One of the most impressive teams I saw in the early 1990s in any division when they won back to back state championships in 1990 and 1991 while also football champs in 1990. Here's the list from this time period and feel free to add if I missed somebody:

Jim Lachey (OSU OT/OG and played for Washington Redskins)
Bobby Hoying (OSU QB and played for the Philadelphia Eagles)
Scott Brunswick (Toledo WR and played briefly for the Dallas Cowboys)
Jeff Hartings (Center for Penn State and long time Pittsburgh Steelers player)
Kevin Niekamp (OSU TE)
Todd Boeckman (OSU QB)
Kurt Huelsman (Center for Dayton basketball)
Ryan Mikesell (Dayton basketball)

Impressive for a town of just around 2500 people and play in the mighty MAC.
No offense but there's really no comparison. All those players Jefferson were in great at BASKETBALL in high school they specialized in BASKETBALL and with the exception of two people, played college BASKETBALL! And I forgot to add Terrell Mabry to the bench another first team All-state player.
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I mean there is a comparison. Hoying, Huelsman, Mikesell, Brunswick, and Boeckman were all basketball All-Ohio players. Heck, Hoying still has the most dunks in a season record with over 50. I think it would be a great game.
 
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