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Old 03-15-17, 01:30 AM
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Springfield
Jody Finney-osu
John Carson- UC
ajamu gaines- charleston
Fred Foster-miami ohio
Fred Carson- Texas
Randy Ayers- miami ohio
Never went there obviously, however, back
In the day I remember guy named Carl Carlton?
He was pretty good, I think he went to Miami, Ohio
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Old 03-15-17, 03:46 AM
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VASJ

Duane Gibson - possibly the best point guard at Joe's since Miller. POY and 4 year starter at Evansville.

Melvin Levitt - maybe one of the most athletic players to play Ohio Hoops - ever. Look at highlights on YouTube. He was doing stuff (dunks) in high school that players were not doing in the NBA or in dunk contests - in game. Played at Cincinnati on the great Huggin teams and a short stint in NBA.
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Old 03-15-17, 04:10 AM
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None of the Harmons?
All four of them were good. I played with and graduated with the youngest, Dave. Him and Eric Sears were our deadly duo who led us to the state finals in 1989. Both scored over 1200 career points.
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Old 03-15-17, 04:36 AM
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VASJ

Duane Gibson - possibly the best point guard at Joe's since Miller. POY and 4 year starter at Evansville.

Melvin Levitt - maybe one of the most athletic players to play Ohio Hoops - ever. Look at highlights on YouTube. He was doing stuff (dunks) in high school that players were not doing in the NBA or in dunk contests - in game. Played at Cincinnati on the great Huggin teams and a short stint in NBA.
Didn't Melvin play for Euclid?
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Old 03-15-17, 05:16 AM
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Senior year. Played two years at Joe's.
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Old 03-15-17, 08:03 AM
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Old 03-15-17, 10:00 AM
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All four of them were good. I played with and graduated with the youngest, Dave. Him and Eric Sears were our deadly duo who led us to the state finals in 1989. Both scored over 1200 career points.
Doug is a ref now
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Old 03-15-17, 10:18 AM
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Tiny DuPont High School in a state not known for sports

Jerry West NBA Legend
Randy Moss NFL Legend
Jason Williams NBA White Chocolate
I wish I could have gone to watch Randy and Jason play in high school together. Crazy that Randy was named Mr. Basketball 2x over Jason.
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Old 03-15-17, 10:48 AM
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Never went there obviously, however, back
In the day I remember guy named Carl Carlton?
He was pretty good, I think he went to Miami, Ohio
Carlton Clayborne
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Old 03-15-17, 01:51 PM
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It was Karlton Clayborne. And he turned his head coach (Jerry Pierson) in for changing his grades! He was dismissed from team and Miami, OH. went on NCAA probation. 1986 or 1987
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Old 03-15-17, 03:53 PM
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Ignatius...

Dave Demko
Gary Roggenburk
Tim Vala
Matt Roggenburk
Shonn Miller (for success after HS)

Lots of good players in the last 25 years, but hard to point out a top 5.

No Joe Rey? Before my time but I always understood he was one of the best to wear the blue and gold. He was the school's all-time scoring leader before Rudy Kirbus.
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Old 03-15-17, 04:44 PM
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No Joe Rey? Before my time but I always understood he was one of the best to wear the blue and gold. He was the school's all-time scoring leader before Rudy Kirbus.
Someone else will have to make that argument. Good, not great, imo.
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Old 03-15-17, 06:23 PM
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I was really impressed when I went to see him play when I was in 8th grade and have always heard he was the best at that time, albeit a select pool of opinions.

We're the Roggenburks from a long time ago. I happen to know of a family member and didn't make the connection until you mentioned there names.
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Old 03-15-17, 06:43 PM
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I was really impressed when I went to see him play when I was in 8th grade and have always heard he was the best at that time, albeit a select pool of opinions.

We're the Roggenburks from a long time ago. I happen to know of a family member and didn't make the connection until you mentioned there names.
Garry R was a major league pitcher and played basketball for Dayton, who won the NIT in 1962. Matt Roggenburk...late 80's, played for Creighton. I picked him because I thought I should pick someone more recent. Maybe Benton or Gannon from title team, I don't know. Lots of good Ignatius players in the last 20 years but no one really stands out.
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Old 03-15-17, 08:10 PM
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Grady Mateen didn't crack your Central-Hower Top Five? He was one of the top recruits in the nation, and went to Georgetown...when they were possibly the top program in the nation...before transferring to Ohio State.
Also from Akron Central was big Billy Turner. He was a star at what was then called Akron U., then spent 6-7 years in the NBA.
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Old 03-15-17, 08:16 PM
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Also from Akron Central was big Billy Turner. He was a star at what was then called Akron U., then spent 6-7 years in the NBA.
Akron Central (Central-Hower) had a tremendous basketball tradition. IMO it was likely in the Top 5 of the most storied programs in the State. With no population base around it, I can understand why it was closed down. But Akron lost a lot of tradition when it was shuttered.
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Old 03-15-17, 08:30 PM
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Akron Central (Central-Hower) had a tremendous basketball tradition. IMO it was likely in the Top 5 of the most storied programs in the State. With no population base around it, I can understand why it was closed down. But Akron lost a lot of tradition when it was shuttered.
You got that right. My next door neighbor was Felix Latona, their outstanding football coach, and all around nice guy. How he competed with what he had to draw from still amazes me. He had a heart attack, on the practice field, and passed way too soon. I know this is a BB thread, but I had to throw this in.
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Old 03-15-17, 08:58 PM
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Abraham Lincoln (Brooklyn, NY)

Stephon Marbury
Sebastian Telfair
Lance Stephenson
Isaiah Whitehead
Jesus Shuttleworth
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Old 03-15-17, 09:49 PM
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Canton Central Catholic
Kevin Finefrock (1991-1995), Rider
Dan Obrovac (1962-1965), Dayton
Ryan Dopirak (1988-1991), Bucknell
Mike Bajornas (1995-1999), Mount St. Mary's
Jerry Prestier (1975-1977), Baldwin Wallace

Also garnering consideration:
Johnny Tillitski (St. John HS 1941-1944, 1st All-Ohioan in program history - a 3rd teamer), played football at Georgia after serving in WWII. Why the big deal over a 3rd team All-Ohioan? Well, in those days, there were only 2 classes, Class A and Class B. St. John was a class B school until becoming Canton CC. Class B consisted of approximately 800 schools, so it was not easy to make the All-Ohio team.
George Fulton (St. John HS 1942-1945, 2nd Team All-Ohio), Kent St. The comments about Tillitski also apply to Fulton regarding the makeup of the All-Ohio teams of that era.
Nick Pallotta (1957-1960), Loyola (IL) for 2 years and then Walsh
Cory Berry (2003-2007), Millitary Service?

Tough call, some good players, but not many superstars or household names to choose from over the years. Who am I missing?

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Old 03-16-17, 04:47 AM
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Carlton Clayborne
Right that's the name, thanks
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Old 03-16-17, 06:56 AM
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Doug is a ref now
Yep, just saw him doing Summit's district final game.
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Old 03-17-17, 03:32 PM
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Abraham Lincoln (Brooklyn, NY)

Stephon Marbury
Sebastian Telfair
Lance Stephenson
Isaiah Whitehead
Jesus Shuttleworth
Shuttleworth is a horrible choice.
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Old 03-17-17, 04:06 PM
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Didn't Melvin Levitt play for Euclid?
He won a state title with VASJ but left at start of his senior year to go to Oak Hill Academy and then came back and graduated Euclid. After 3 years invested at VASJ, he's still a Viking.
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Old 03-17-17, 04:09 PM
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I was born to be a Viking...then, life interfered and I went down to West 30th and Lorain.

Ed Washington was a Latin transfer when it closed. Good player, but he may have been at St. Joe's for only one year.
Love that Viking blood in your veins! Nice list, thank you!
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Old 03-17-17, 04:15 PM
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In terms of overall greatness in sport...as opposed to just high competence in high school, I think St. Joe's/VASJ is right there with McKinley...

Clark Kellogg - OSU; NBA (1st round pick; 5 years-cut short by injury)
London Fletcher - John Carroll; NFL (16 years; maybe HOF someday)
Eric Riley - Michigan; NBA (five seasons)
Kevin Edwards - Depaul; NBA (1st round pick; 11 years)
Stan Kimbrough - Xavier; NBA (3 years)
Elvis Grbac - Michigan; NFL (9 years)
Desmond Howard - Michigan (Heisman Trophy); NFL (11 years)

Pat Lyons - Dayton/Cleveland State
Rich Holzheimer - Providence (played with John Thompson and Johnny Egan in the 50's)
Tony Miller - Marquette (star player for some very good Marquette teams)
Bill Batts - UVa. starter
Treg Lee - Ohio State (started for a few years)
Brian Parker - Marist (current)
Derek Pardon - Northwestern (current)
Carlton Bragg - Kansas (current)

I don't recall how much Howard contributed in b-ball, but Grbac and Fletcher were good players. The story on Grbac is that his Michigan football scholarship came from a UM basketball assistant, watching a St. Joe's basketball game, impressed with Grbac's size and athleticism and being told that he was the QB and had no offers. Grbac's arm had never been seen in action.... Got on the phone and called Ann Arbor.

McKinley's list is great. This list is better.
Love this picture of Clark Kellogg, Elvis Grbac, Desmond Howard, and London Fletcher. London was a 2X state champ point guard for VASJ. Tough, quick, physical player who could dunk at 5'10".
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Old 03-18-17, 11:00 AM
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[QUOTE=111411;6725601]SEBRING MCKINLEY

Greg Wilson
Ryan Snyder
Joe Braidic
David Scarpitti
Dan Safkow
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Old 03-18-17, 01:50 PM
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SEBRING MCKINLEY

Greg Wilson
Ryan Snyder
Joe Braidic
David Scarpitti
Dan Safkow
Damn, somehow I forgot Dan Safkow. He was a great athlete. He was exceptional in track.
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Old 03-18-17, 07:00 PM
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At Vanlue...
John Kloepher
Jeff Kloepher
Jeremy Kloepher
Jim Kloepher
Cindy Kloepher
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Old 03-18-17, 08:11 PM
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Now, there's a whole other thread. Family dynasties.
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Old 03-18-17, 08:58 PM
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Cincy North College Hill
OJ Mayo
Bill Walker
Leon Murray
Chucky Broadnax
William Franklin/Damon Butler
Bruce Baarendsee
RIP to Coach Barendsee. He deserves to be on the football list, not quite sure about ball.
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