Once again this Fall the fine people at Rogers High School hosted their annual Ohio vs. Michigan Mega Scrimmage to great success. While the host Rogers was the only Northwest Ohio school to participate, there was plenty of high level talent in the gym, with the majority of it coming from across the state border.
National top prospect regardless of class, Emoni Bates, who will begin his sophomore season at Ypsilanti Lincoln High School was the headliner, while Flint Beecher’s senior Top 100 recruit Jalen Terry was also in attendance. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s guard and Wisconsin recruit Lorne Bowman also participated in this year’s edition with his squad, along with many others.
The nation’s #1 prospect Emoni Bates greets members of the Rogers High School Rams on Saturday afternoon in-between scrimmages.
As previously mentioned, Rogers High School was the only participant from Northwest Ohio throughout the day; here is who stood out for the Rams on Saturday:
2022 G Nate Houston (Rogers) – Was a constant and consistent bright spot for his team all day. Brought energy, hustle, and speed to the floor on both ends. Converted multiple break opportunities with flushes, worked to attack the defense and find weaknesses. Was active on the defense, well-positioned, talked, and was on the glass.
2020 F Da’Sean Nelson (Rogers) – Did his thing for much of the afternoon bringing his crazy athleticism and motor out on the floor. Was clearly one of the best athletes and prospects at the event that was loaded with high-end prospects. Knocked down shots from the mid-range and perimeter. Finished multiple buckets in the paint with his length and strength. Active on the defensive and offensive glass. Altered shots and rejected his share of shots. Ran the floor well and provided more than a few impressive and powerful dunks.
2020 F Curtis Jackson (Rogers) – Jackson was steady and an asset to his team in every one of their outings. Provided a physically imposing force on defense, contesting shots. Converted opportunities around the rim with some finesse and skill. Competed, was efficient, and had a strong overall showing.
2020 PG Ketaan Wyatt (Rogers) – While he controlled pace and moved the ball as the undisputed floor general for his team, some of his best work of the afternoon came on the defensive side of the ball. Took his matchups personally against some of the aforementioned prospects in attendance, using his length and lateral quickness to apply tremendous ball pressure. Dug in and got after it on nearly every possession. Offensively he found teammates, while getting downhill putting pressure on the defense. Knocked down outside shots with consistency, and finished a few old-fashioned three point plays through contact.
Others who played well on Saturday: Kevin McCoy (Rogers), Stephen Coleman (Rogers), Jamiya Neal (Rogers).