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All-Ohio Super 16 Showcase recap

The All-Ohio Super 16 Showcase is quickly becoming one of the better events in the Midwest. It is probably the best event of the entire spring in Ohio since many of the Midwest heavyweights generally attend. This year the event featured teams from Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee and Indiana.

Standout players

Russell Woods (Chicago/Leo)

2013, PF, 6-foot-8, 220 pounds

There are very few “bigs” who run the court better or play with more energy than Woods. The lefty is not very skilled but is extremely productive due to his super high motor. Russell led the Mac Irvin Fire to the U-17 championship even though the team had only six players for the weekend! Woods had 17 points and 12 rebounds in the championship victory over All-Ohio Red. He will be a fantastic role player for a mid- to high-major program.

Paris Lee (Maywood, Ill./Proviso East)

2013, PG, 6-1, 165 pounds

He is one of the best on-ball defenders in the country. The lefty point guard is great at making life very difficult for the opposing team's PG with pressure and just making things uncomfortable. Lee is a solid shooter with range to 20 feet, is very good in transition and can create in the half-court set.

Derrick Walton

(Harper Woods, Mich./Chandler Park Academy)

2013, PG, 6-0, 175 pounds

College: Michigan

Walton is a smooth scoring point guard who is an effective shooter to 20 feet. He is a solid shooter who is good at freeing himself for drives into the paint. Walton is also a very good passer and could be the heir apparent to Trey Burke at Michigan.

Marc Loving (Toledo, Ohio/St. John)

2013, SF, 6-8, 205 pounds

College: Ohio State

He is a smooth combo-forward who can really score when he is in attack mode. He is a good shooter out to 22 feet with his feet set and is solid off the dribble but sometimes struggles to finish through contact. Loving has tremendous length, which allows him to free himself for shots and is very talented.

Ray Doby (St. Louis/CBC)

2014, PF, 6-7, 215 pounds

He is an athletic and powerful 4-man who is very good in the paint. Doby has a very good second jump that allows him to get rebounds inside that many big men can’t get. He is an effective scorer on the block, where he can turn and face to score or finish inside.

Breakout players