Dayton offers scholarship to 2021 forward from Cleveland

Dayton’s Anthony Grant reacts after a score against Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff
Dayton’s Anthony Grant reacts after a score against Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff

The Dayton Flyers offered a scholarship to Jalin Billingsley, a 6-foot-6 forward in the class of 2021, according to a report on Friday by his high school, Lutheran East in Cleveland.

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Billingsley has offers from Virginia Commonwealth, Ohio, Akron and Eastern Michigan.

Billingsley played at the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association Showcase, a recruiting event featuring close to 100 of the top boys basketball players in Ohio, in July at Capital University. Dozens of college coaches from around the country and Ohio attended, including Dayton head coach Anthony Grant and assistant coach Darren Hertz.

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Billingsley ranks 12th on an OHHoops.org list of top 2021 recruits from Ohio. Billingsley attended Western Reserve Academy before transferring to Lutheran East, which reached the Division III state championship game last season, losing 55-42 to Harvest Prep. Billingsley had six points and seven rounds in the championship game.

The 2021 class will be an important one for Dayton. If the roster doesn’t change next season, the Flyers will lose five seniors from the 2020-21 team: Jalen Crutcher, Jhery Matos, Ibi Watson, Rodney Chatman and Jordy Tshimanga.

Dayton recruiting targets

» 2020: Andre CurbeloMax AmadasunLuke KasubkeHassan DiarraDesmond PolkZed KeyMadior Seye and D.J. GordonKeon AmbroseZach BentonIsaiah RiveraJohn HugleyAJ HoggardTony Sanders Jr.Andersson GarciaJamal Mashburn Jr.Kam FarrisJaylen MurrayObina Anochili-KillenEric GainesChristian FussellDylan WusuBayron Matos

» 2021: Wesley CardetFranck KepnangJonathan KumingaRafael Pinzon | Malachi Smith

» 2022: Ramel Lloyd

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