CLEVELAND, Ohio -St Vincent-St Mary and also Lutheran East brought the state champions back to Northeast Ohio and also finished an unconventional yet shut basketball period for young boys.
In memory of this, cleveland.com is recognizing the leading gamers of the 2020-21 period with its yearly all-area groups, which cover a span of 7 areas.
Cleveland com’s all-area groups consist of the initial and also junior varsity, the trainer of the year, in addition to a respectable reference as a “Fab 50” checklist.
St Vincent-St Mary Senior Malaki Branham is Player of theYear Read regarding him below and also fulfill this year’s All Area Teams and also Fab 50 listed below:
Malaki Branham,St Vincent-St Maria
About Branham: Branham, predestined for the state of Ohio, finished his 4 year profession inSt Vincent-St Mary with 37 factors in a 72-50 state champion win versus ColumbusSt Francis DeSales. It is the 2nd Division II state champion for Branham, that came off the bench as a fresher for his initial title. All that maintained STVM from winning extra was promo to Division I in 2019 – when it made the title video game versus Cincinnati Moeller and also Branham shed to injury in the 3rd quarter – and also in 2014’s pandemic that created the Cancellation of the period throughout requiredRegionals Branham had the Fighting Irish back ready to win. He completed the work that period, averaging 21.3 factors with 5.1 rebounds, 2.7 helps and also 1.8 swipes. STVM (25 -2) completed the period as cleveland.com’s ideal group in the area, no matter department.
Luke Chicone, advisor
About Chicone: Mentor won its initial 25 video games and also got to the 4th state last in Division I for the very first time given that2013 Chicone led the Cardinals, which were # 1 in the state for DI that year, with 22.0 factors per video game. He balanced 7.9 helps and also 3.7 swipes as a point player at Mentor (25 -1). The Cardinals period finished in a semi-final loss by ultimate champsCenterville Chicone gets on the means to Youngstown State.
Chris Livingston, Buchtel
About Livingston: Akron appreciated 2 of the state’s ideal gamers this period with Branham and also Livingston going back to his house college and also leading the Griffins (18 -5) back to the Division II local last. They made State Finals 4 their fresher year prior to relocating to the Western Reserve Academy in their student year. Livingston led the area with factors (311), backfires (158) and also obstructed shots (4.0 ). Livingston balanced 6.1 helps and also 4.7 swipes, which reveals why he’s thought about a luxury possibility and also was called in the leading 5 of the 2022 course by ESPN across the country.
Corey Tripp, Medina
About Tripp: Another four-year-old Greater Cleveland Conference standout like Chicone, Tripp was delighted with the dunks and also sphere handling that brought Medina back to the Division IRegionals The went one action better this year and also bet the local title versusMentor Tripp balanced 23.6 factors and also 3.7 helps for Medina (18 -7). Undecided regarding an university, he’s ignited a rate of interest in the Mid-American Conference.
Jay Billingsley, Lutheran East
About Billingsley: The wonderful demonstrator secured the Lutheran East’s go to the Division III state champion with an inside-out strike at either end of the pitch. Billingsley led the Falcons (16 -3) with 18.1 factors, 13.0 rebounds and also 3.4 blocks per video game. He obstructed 3 shots in the state national championship, a 61-56 sway Worthington Christian and also 3 even more in the Falcons’ 58-52 semi-final sway Ottawa-Glandorf Billingsley conserved his ideal in the long run with 24 factors in the state title video game, a last goodbye prior to relocating to Patrick Ewing in Georgetown.
Michael Bova,St Edward
About Bova:St Edward went back to Division I Regionals with Bova, an area starter and also 6th male in the Eagles’ skilled title challenger in 2014. Bova tackled the lead function that period, averaging 18.7 factors as they pressed opponentSt Ignatius in advance of a 1-point loss at Norwalk.
Chaze Harris, Bedford
About Harris: Bedford (10 -2) won a share of the champion of the Lake Erie League with Warrensville Heights and also got to an area last of Division I, where he shed inSt Edward. The Bearcats matured this period, and also Harris led by balancing 21.9 factors, 7.4 rebounds and also 4.4 helps.
Elmore James, brush
About James: James was a 1,000- factor marker early in his junior period, leading Brush (15 -7) to a 6th straight champion at the Western ReserveConference As a participant, he was called Player of the Year in the last period of theArcs James has lots of time left and also currently has scholarship deals from Miami, Ohio and also the Ohio University of the Mid-AmericanConference He balanced 29.8 factors, 5.3 rebounds and also 3.2 helps per video game.
Marcus Steele, Solon
About Steele: In 3 years as a starter, Solon played 2 area national championship, tracking Steele simply 2 factors in his student year. For the previous 2 years he has actually handled a leading function for the Comets from instructor Tony DeCesare and also this year he took his video game to a brand-new degree. Steele balanced 20.0 factors when he led Solon (10 -5) back to the area finals.
Daniel Young, Shaker Heights
About Young: He is well on his means to beginning the following period for daddy and also trainer Danny Young in his 4th year. This year, Daniel Young took his video game to a brand-new degree after the college graduation hit Shaker (11 -6) hard after a go to the Division I local last. Young led his group with 25.0 factors, 6.1 rebounds and also 4.1 helps per video game. He holds scholarship deals from Cleveland State and also Akron.
Henry Raynor,St Ignatius
About Raynor:St Ignatius (18 -7) got to the Division I semifinals for the very first time given that 2001, and also Raynor led a significant cutting edge in the wildcats charge. He balanced 16.6 factors, adhered to by Junior Guard Jon Effertz, with a group high of 8.4 rebounds and also 1.2 blocks. Raynor had his share of significant video games in the mail, consisting ofSt Ignatius’ 2 success versus opponentSt Edward. His winning objective in a local semi-final win in between 55 and also 54 sent them on their means toDayton Raynor is dedicated to Hillsdale College.
TRAIN OF THE YEAR
Pete Priola, Bedford
About Priola: Without a house court this period and also the last begin of a group in the area, Priola Bedford (10 -2) drove to 10 wins straight. The Bearcats really did not play their initial video game up until January 16, a nine-point loss at Garfield Heights without leading rebounder and also runner-up marker MalikSimmons Repairs to Bedford’s health club required the Bearcats to play every video game on the road. It took among the state’s leading programs inSt Edward, with an area last on the Eagles’ house court, to finish Bedford’s period. A year ago the Bearcats completed 10-13 They have actually endured their losses over the previous 3 years with an elderly course that not just matured this period, yet likewise under conditions that no group needed to get over.
Omar Abuhamdeh, North Royalton, Sr.; Collin Albert, Lutheran East, Sr.; Ramelle Arnold, Warrensville Heights, Sr.; Marquis Barnett, Brunswick, Sr.; Jamir Billings, Lorain, Sr.; Makail Cottingham, Garfield Heights, Sr.; Allan Eason, Parma, Sr.; Jon Effertz,St Ignatius, Jr.; EJ Farmer, Cleveland Heights, Sr.; Tyler Ganley, Brecksville, Jr.; Chase Garito, Brecksville, So.; Jaden Hameed, Warrensville Heights, Sr.; Josiah Harris, Richmond Heights, Jr.; Sencire Harris,St Vincent-St Mary, Jr.; Daryl Houston, Beachwood, Sr.; Sirr Hughes, Lutheran East, Sr.; Travonne Jackson, Buchtel, Sr.; Trent Jakacki, Crestwood, Sr.; Steven Key II, advisor, Sr.; Jalen Knott, Lutheran East, Sr.; Tre ‘Massey, Brunswick, Sr.; Zack Oddo, Green, Jr.; Chris Peoples, Fairport Harding, Sr.; Rico Pickett, Walsh Jesuit, Jr.; Ashton Price, Bay, Sr.; Ramar Pryor,St Vincent-St Mary, Jr.; Ricky Radtke, University School, Sr.; Tommy Reynolds, Norton, Sr.; Andrew Rinn, Revere, Sr.; Jimmy Salamone, Revere, Sr.; Jamail Spivey Jr., Cornerstone Christian, Jr.; Stefan Stanic, Normandy, Sr.; Erik Stern, Walsh Jesuit, Sr.; Khoi Thurmon, Copley, So.; Brady Toth, Chardon, Sr.; Isaiah Young, Archbishop Hoban, Sr.; Jonah Waag, Mentor, Sr.; Jimmie Williams, Solon, Sr.; Seth Wilson, Lorain, Sr.
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