The annual Toledo Summer League has been taking place on Tuesday through Thursday nights throughout the month of June at Rogers High School. On Tuesday night, numerous talents and teams impressed, here’s who showed out:
2022 PG Max Roth (Findlay) – Hearing whispers of a stellar Spring with his AAU team, Roth was a guy I was looking forward to seeing, and he did not disappoint. Roth came out of the gates in attack mode, getting downhill, and finding open teammates. Really finished well around the rim, takes care of the basketball. Was locked in defensively for much of the night, and excels in transition leading the break. Young, but very bright future ahead for him.
2020 PG Ketaan Wyatt (Rogers) – The young man continues to grow in his game but also in stature, standing somewhere around 6’2″ or 6’3″. He was really impressive seeing the floor, making some next level reads, and delivering pretty passes. Naturally unselfish, more than capable of scoring it, improved confidence. Can control pace and spacing. His basketball smarts were on display in their pair of games and it was fun to watch. Expect a big July from him, where his recruitment should be sure to pick up.
2020 PG Dez Jett (Maumee Valley) – Looked poised, comfortable, and ready to lead his team post-Zeb Jackson era. Brings a lot of Varsity experience and it shows in his ability to communicate and lead his team with his play. Was assertive on the offensive end, but made sound decisions with the basketball as well. Doesn’t take possessions off, can really push the ball up the floor, and is a feisty defender that causes opponents problems. Strong senior season ahead for him.
2020 PG Grant Hartnett (Sylvania Northview) – Hartnett was impressive with his swagger and confidence out on the floor. Competes and gets after it. Can really shoot, and gets it off in a hurry, whether off the bounce or the catch. Seeks his shot and doesn’t let misses deter him. Quick, has a good handle, and holds defenses accountable. Really had a strong night on Tuesday.
2021 F J.R Lumsden (Maumee Valley) – Thrives in the post, doesn’t have the biggest body but uses it to his advantage. Displayed some quick feet and soft hands in the paint. Can face up or score it with his back to the basket. Rebounds his area well. Has the potential to be a double-double guy in the TAAC this season.
2022 F Sean Craig (Sylvania Northview) – Seems to develop and get better every time I see him. Consistently stepped out and knocked down perimeter shots. Showed he is capable of handling the ball a bit. Attacked the glass and can really rebound. Quality post defender, stronger than you might think. Has an upside that is through the roof.
Others who stood out: Da’Sean Nelson (Rogers), Lamar Skipper (Bowsher), AJ Adams (Findlay).