The Toledo Summer League Postseason Tournament tipped off on Tuesday night at Rogers High School, and will run through the championship on Thursday. Here is who stood out in Tuesday night’s play:
2020 G Joey Holifield (Cardinal Stritch) – Having seen a lot of Holifield over the past 90 days or so it continues to become clear he isn’t given the love he deserves from a statewide level. The special talent just continues to bring it every single night, even when more times than not he happens to be the best player in the gym. Holifield was aggressive attacking the rim on Tuesday, while playing a lot of point for his team. You will not find another guard who attacks the glass and is in constant pursuit of the basketball more than he is in all of Northwest Ohio. Will continue to be with All-Ohio Gold throughout the rest of the AAU season, and he is going to be make some DI coaching staff somewhere very happy for what he does on and off the floor.
2021 F A.J Adams (Findlay) – Coming off of an impressive sophomore season, Adams has been suiting up for C2K Elite on the AAU circuit. Tuesday night, before turning an ankle and being forced to sit out, Adams showed why he is one of the most promising prospects regardless of class the area has to offer. He always seems to be around the ball on either end of floor and just makes good things happen. Can create for others, or for himself, and is a scorer from all three levels. Anchors the defense, and is a strong presence in the paint. Currently only has college interest locally, but expect that to change over the coming months.
2021 G Feisal Crumby (Toledo St. Francis) – His reputation thus far is that of a three-point shooter which he proved time and again throughout his sophomore season, but Crumby displayed more than that on this night. Showed the ability to create for himself or for others off the dribble, was active and pesky defensively, and made some nice plays in transition. Noticeable development from him over the past few months.
2021 G Jhaiden Wilson (Cardinal Stritch) – Wilson gained valuable Varsity experience last season and was a contributor to their deep tournament run, and he looks poised to carry that momentum forward. Wilson is quick, shifty, can stop on a dime, and change direction. He can finish around the rim and is crafty in doing so, while also being solid in the mid-range game. Isn’t shy to dig in defensively, can really get after it and compete. Good showing from him on this night.
2022 F Martin Beredo (Toledo St. Francis) – Limited to a JV role last season as a freshman, Beredo wasn’t necessarily on the radar of many, until Tuesday night. Standing somewhere around 6’6″ or 6’7″ Beredo has the size and length to be a difference maker. Played primarily on the perimeter where he showed he has a clip from deep. Fundamentally sound rebounding the ball, Beredo contests shots and is an active presence in the paint defensively. Keep an eye on this young man moving forward.
Others who stood out: Devyn Jones (Cardinal Stritch), Steven McCoy (Toledo St. Francis), David Walker (Maumee), Grant Hartnett (Sylvania Northview).