On Tuesday night McComb made the short trip north to Elmwood High School for a non-conference evening contest. After a slow start and an early edge by McComb, it would be Elmwood who would take control and ride their standout senior to a 71-64 win. Here is who stood out in this one:
2022 G/F Bryce Reynolds (Elmwood) – After a bit of a cold start, maybe forcing the issue a bit, Reynolds got comfortable, and put on a show on his way to a 36 point outing, while becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer in the process. He has good size around 6’4″ and a good strong frame that allows him to score through contact, doing so in this one with creativity. Possesses a nice stroke from three point territory, and was able to get to the rim at-will; a true scorer of the basketball at all three levels. Knows his role, is heavily relied upon, but handles the duties well, doing so effectively and efficiently. Plays with determination, and is consistent with his effort on the floor. Uses his size well on defense, has active hands, gets in passing lanes, contests shots around the rim, and moves pretty well. One of the top available seniors in Northwest Ohio, and it showed on this night in front of multiple small college coaches in attendance.
2024 PG Kade Lentz (Elmwood) – A young backcourt prospect who looks to really just be scratching the surface on his potential, Lentz brings a lot to like to the floor combined with his youth. His size, around 6’2″ stands out, and he has a nice skill set to go with it. Sees the floor well, takes ownership offensively getting into sets, and plays with poise. Capable of knocking down the three ball, he can get to the rim off of the bounce as well. Could look to score the ball more in the future, and should be asked to do so. Has good quickness, and uses it on both ends of the floor. Scrappy on defense, competes, and capable of creating turnovers. Will only continue to grow and develop, and is most certainly a name to remember in the years to come.
2023 G/F Camden Glaser (McComb) – Played an admirable night of basketball on Tuesday, consistent with his effort, and didn’t get deterred. Quietly led his team in scoring, and many times did so earning extra opportunities around the rim, and being active in the paint. Deceptively athletic, he has fun on the floor, and was a key reason his team was in this game at the end.
Others who stood out: Kaden Sherick (McComb), Brady Ziegler (Elmwood).