On Monday morning and throughout the afternoon, Fort Loramie and Houston schools helped to host the second Fort Loramie Shootout of the summer. While the first edition a few weeks ago brought in plenty of teams and talent, this one did just the same and more. Here is who stood out:
2023 G/F Parker Davidson (Bradford) – The 6’2″ Davidson has garnered attention throughout his local community and the immediate surrounding areas, but beyond that, he has managed to fly a bit below the radar. On Monday afternoon Davidson put together an outing that was nothing short of impressive, dominating, and leading his team to a blowout win. His ability to flat out score the basketball is what really stands out, as the lefty has a pure stroke, and a knack for putting the ball in the basket. Beyond his ability to score it, he displayed tremendous court awareness, seeing the floor, and delivering pretty passes that are both on-time and on-target. Has quick hands, anticipates, and has smarts on the defensive side of the floor to create turnovers, leading to easy scores for his team. Averaged more than 28 ppg. last season as a junior, and should have a breakout season on the horizon as a senior. He’s worth the price of admission this winter if you get out to see him. Should hopefully garner more attention from fans and college coaches alike in the coming months, he deserves it.
2024 PG Brooks Laukhuf (Wayne Trace) – Highly skilled, and with plenty of Varsity experience already, Laukhuf has to be considered one of the better point guards in Northwest Ohio, regardless of class. Has grown since our last viewing of him, now standing around 6’2,” he has the size to go with game that should ultimately translate into a scholarship at the next level. Can score it, but picks his spots efficiently. He’s strong with the basketball, can handle pressure, plays with his head up, and is an extension of his head coach. Uses his length and size on defense to his advantage, he’s not shy to get down, defend, and move his feet. Comes from a winning program, and plays with a confidence and swagger as such. Probably more athletic than he gets credit for, he can push the ball with pace, has an explosive first step, and can stop on a dime to create for himself or others. Doesn’t play with perhaps the flare of his counterparts, but wins, and is fundamentally sound. A name to familiarize yourself with if you haven’t already.
Others who stood out: Justin Finkbine (Tri-Village), Kyle Stoller (Wayne Trace).