“I’m a little frustrated because I see other kids that I know that are getting looks, and I know that I can compete with them,” said Riddle, who is ready to decide his college future.
Riddle has offers from Division III programs Grove City in Pennsylvania and Wilmington. Wright State has invited him to walk on.
“I’d love to play ball,” he said. “I’m still trying to find a home, but thankfully I got to do this event. So hopefully some coaches saw this, but I’m just going to keep trying to find the right place.”
Miller transferred from Springfield for his senior year and flourished in Chris McGuire’s program.
“I wasn’t as big as an impact as I was at Shawnee,” Miller said of the move from Springfield. “It made me become a better player.”
Miller has visited Wittenberg and Wilmington. However, he is strongly considering playing on a post-grad team at prep school to enhance his recruitment by Division I or II programs. He hopes to decide his destination by early June.
“It’s a long process, a hard process, you’ve got to have a lot of film,” Miller said. “I’m not really disappointed. I’m just really pushing myself to work harder and be where I want to be at.”
A post-grad team at a prep school, possibly ISA Andrews Osborne in the Cleveland area, is the likely route for 6-5 Cedarville senior Isaiah Ramey. He’s only 17 and has been told by his doctor he should grow to 6-7. A year at prep school will also allow him to build strength and improve his guard skills after playing mostly forward in high school. The goal is a full ride to a Division I or II school.
“I don’t feel like I’m ready to go to college yet, so I need another year to prep myself as a basketball player,” Ramey said. “I’m cool with my decision.”
Saturday’s event was organized by Southwest Ohio Full Court Press, a website that covers high school basketball. The games featured all-star teams from the Cross County Conference, Metro Buckeye Conference, Central Buckeye Conference, Southwestern Buckeye League, Shelby County Athletic League, Ohio Heritage Conference, Greater Catholic League Co-ed, Dayton City League (including Trotwood-Madison) Miami Valley League and Greater Western Ohio Conference.