Dayton Flyers recruiting: Tracking 2023 scholarship offers

Seven players in top 100 of rankings

The Dayton Flyers coaching staff found great success in the 2021 recruiting class, building the highest-ranked group of players in school history. The 2022 class could be small because Dayton could conceivably — though it’s unlikely in the era of the transfer portal — have the same roster in 2022-23 as it will in the 2021-22 season.

The 2023 class will be an important one, though it’s too early to tell how many scholarships Dayton will have open. Coaches have been busy this summer targeting players of interest.

Here’s a breakdown of what members of the 2023 class have received scholarship offers.

• Alassane Amadou: A 6-9 forward from of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, he received a Dayton offer on Aug. 3. Maryland, Marquette and Virginia Commonwealth are among the other schools recruiting him.

Taylor Bol Bowen: The 6-foot-8 forward, who’s from Vermont and attends Brewster Academy in New Hampshire, received an offer on June 26. He ranks 26th in the 2023 class, according to

Gabe Cupps: The 6-2 guard from Centerville High School received an offer from Dayton on June 24. Cupps has received offers from Ohio State, Xavier, Indiana and others. He averaged 15.2 points and 4.9 assists for the state champion Elks last season.

Rayvon Griffith: A 6-foot-4 forward from Taft High School in Cincinnati, he announced an offer from Dayton on July 1. He ranks 24th in the 2023 class.

Gavin Griffiths: The 6-7 guard from Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, Conn., received an offer on June 26. He ranks 71st.

Jayden Hastings: The 6-9 forward from Orlando (Fla.) Christian Prep, received an offer on June 24. He ranks 43rd. He has received offers from Penn State, Mississippi State, Iowa State and others.

Dylan James: A 6-foot-8 forward from Winter Haven, Fla., he announced an offer on July 11. He has received offers from Georgetown, Virginia Tech and Creighton among others.

James Johns: The 6-foot-6 guard from the Salesianum School in Wilmington, Del., received an offer on June 28. He ranks 86th in the 2023 class. Virginia Commonwealth and Connecticut are among the other schools to offer him scholarships.

Maki Johnson: A 6-4 guard who attends Huntington Prep in West Virginia, he received an offer on June 29. He ranks 67th in the 2023 class. Johnson has picked up offers from Louisville and Ohio State, among others.

• Miro Little: A 6-4 point guard from Helsinki Basketball Academy in Finland, he received an offer on Sept. 9. Little also has received offers from Indiana and Wake Forest.

Austin Parks: A 6-10 center from St. Mary’s Memorial High School, Parks received a UD offer on June 28. He also has offers from West Virginia, Ohio State, Toledo and Ohio.

Geancarlo Peguero: A 6-6 guard from Puerto Rico who attends Gill St. Bernard’s School in Gladstone, N.J., he received an offer on June 28. It was his first Division I offer.

Jayden Reid: A 5-foot-11 guard from Long Island Lutheran High School (N.Y.), he became the first member of the 2023 recruiting class to receive a scholarship offer from Dayton on May 9.

Lawrent Rice: a 6-3 guard from Wayne High School, ranks 97th. He received an offer on June 9.

“I talk to (assistant) coach Darren Hertz on FaceTime so he gets to see me face-to-face” Rice told Marcus Hartman, of the Dayton Daily News. “When he’s at the gym he gets me on the phone with Coach (Anthony) Grant, and it’s been good with those guys, too. I think they’ve been very interested in me, and I’m very interested in them since it’s home also.”

Devin Royal: The 6-foot-5 junior forward from Pickerington Central High School received a scholarship offer on July 27. Penn State and Tulanealso offered scholarships to Royal in July. Kent State, Akron, Toledo and Miami all offered him in June. The Ohio Bobcats were the first school to offer him a scholarship in October 2020.

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