MORGANTOWN, Wv. -- This week we spent some time in Morgantown, WV to see some players we typically don't get to watch. It was a short 5-game schedule that allowed us to see some of the good young talent in Ohio and West Virginia along with a few out of state teams.
The top performers were as follows:
Miles Bridges - 2016 SF - Huntington Prep (WV)
The Michigan State-signee continued to be on another level than anyone he has played against so far this season, scoring 38 out of HPrep's 58 points on a night where he should've had double digit assists too. He is unstoppable going to the rim and heads into a big matchup against Jayson Tatum on Saturday at the CRC.
Kyle Young - 2017 SF - Massillon Jackson (OH)
A top-100 national player who is relatively unknown outside the state, Kyle played the best game we have ever seen him play. He was on fire from deep and everytime Huntington Prep tried to make a run, he keep his team steady with a bucket. He scores a ton of points on jumpshots but is undeniably talented and will continue to trend upwards during his junior season.
Dylan Swingle - 2018 C - Paint Valley (OH)
While there have certainly been questions about the young big man from the middle-of-nowhere Ohio getting a very early offer from the Mountaineers of West Virginia, we liked what we saw on Wednesday. Although his team got blown out, Dylan showed off out of this world touch inside the arc and we like his longterm potential down the road.
Ahsante Shivers - 2016 PG - Mt. Zion Prep (MD)
Ahsante was flat out amazing on Tuesday night, helping his team land a massive upset over Vermont Academy. He as a beast going to the rim and took over the game down the stretch. We think he can definitely help a mid-major team down the road.
Kenzie Melko - 2016 SG - Morgantown (WV)
We LOVE the Fairmont State commit at the level he is going to. Kenzie has improved like crazy over the 3 years we have been watching him and the 6'4 SG can jump out of the gym. His jumpshot still needs to improve but he looks like a day 1 impact player at Fairmont next season if given the minutes.
Steven Solomon - 2016 PG - Morgantown (WV)
There would be no article on Morgantown basketball if we didn't mention Steven in it. We think he is a no-brainer D2 level point guard that works as hard as any kid we have met over the years. He might not wow with athleticism or hit tons of shots in a row, but he can play without a doubt.