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FIVE STAR BASKETBALL BALDWIN WALLACE COLLEGE OHIO

July 29, 2012

 

 

 

 

Five Star Basketball rings in a new era as we make our maiden voyage into the lovely Buckeye state, Ohio.

 

Baldwin Wallace College was gracious enough to host the biggest basketball camp in the world and boy did it live up to expectations.

 

The talent level at Five Star-Baldwin Wallace, session one was undeniably one of the highest we’ve seen thus far. Players from all over the country came to don the Orange and White for another session of stations, games, awards and history.

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Players from Canada, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Alabama and obviously local kids from Ohio, among many others opened up the camp with Five Star’s own “Fast Break Station.”  This gave coaches a chance to evaluate the talent and have a better grasp of who to pick for their respective teams.

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Eventually when it was time for players to break in to their teams for stations and games, four teams represented the NBA division (older kids) and two teams represented the NCAA (younger kids).

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(Coach Lavery with the Buckeyes) 

The Home-town Cavs opened action led by the bulldozing trio of Cort Williams, Adam Lencer and Tim Sullivan. Jordan Holtkamp also contributed off the bench and proved to be a valuable piece as he added some fire off the bench and eventually took home the Five-Star 6th Man Award.

 

Their first game was against first time Five Star coach Thomas Coleman of Cincinnati, OH. Coach Coleman who put together a talented squad led by 6’9” big man from Brook Park Ohio, and eventual Most Promising Prospect award winner and Orange and White MVP, Nolan Gerrity. Nolan who commanded a lot of defensive attention due to his size and obvious skill opened up opportunities for his team mates Cam Powers and Jacob Zacharias, most notably to power the Heat to a finals appearance versus a more tenured Five Star coach, Bryan Wyant and his Los Angeles Lakers.

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(Coach Tom Coleman and his Heat)

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(Nolan Gerrity flashes multiple awards, MPP and O/W MVP) 

In three sessions at Five Star coach Bryant has lost just one game, putting together an impressive 12-1 record, and this time around he brought his fire and enthusiasm once again. Coach Bryant, who admittedly violated one of his own personal rules by drafting one of his own high school players, Terry Cook, obviously made the right choice. Cook who dazzled several NCAA scouts in attendance went on to win Five Stars top honor, the MOP (Most Outstanding Player). At 6’2” Terry also took home Playoff MVP, and eventually with the help of team mates Ike Jones and left handed Jonathan Tolber, went on to win Five Stars top team achievement, THE CHAMPS!

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(Coach Wyant and the Lakers)

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(Terry Cook- Hughes HS, MOP, Playoff MVP)

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(Best Defender, Jonathan Tolber)

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(Ike Jones- Most Improved)

The NCAA division which had some serious talent on its own pinned two local rivals together as The Ohio State Buckeyes and The Michigan Wolverines, battled hard fought games in the heat for a place in Five Star history.

 

The Buckeyes, led by first year Five Star coach Evan Lavery went on to win the championship led by NCAA playoff MVP and Most Outstanding Player, Nathan Shirley, Mr. Station 13 Dan Henry, Most Improved Daniel Faust and Best Rebounder Miles Davis (no not that Miles Davis).  Locals in attendance were obviously happy as anytime the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines in anything it brings joy to their lives.

 

It was a tightly contested finals game as the Wolverines led by Malik Miller (Best Playmaker), Etai Groff (Orange and White Classic MVP), Mr. Hustle Noah Schon, Nicholas Walters (6th man), and Mr. Stations himself Mark Henry, went back and fourth with the Buckeyes, who eventually pulled one out at the end.

 

The action concluded Thursday night as it always does, with the Orange and White Classic and a beautiful rendition of the national anthem from sisters Elissa and Diana Coso.

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Last Name

First Name

##

School

Height

         

ORANGE

       

Gerrity

Nolan

34

Midpark HS

6’9

Cook

Terry

35

Hughes HS

6’4

Powers

Cam

32

Chagrin Falls

6’3

Robinson

Ramell

33

Detroit Community

6’1

Holtkamp

Jordan

11

Revere HS

5’9

Williams

Cort

22

Williamsville East

 

Lencer

Adam

10

Keystone HS

5’10

Beichner

Tyler

20

Keystone HS

6’0

         

Coach: Thomas Coleman- Cincinatti State CC

 

 

       

WHITE

       

Strippy

Jake

32

St Ignacious

6’7

Jones

Ike

33

Ferrell HS

6’4

Sullivan

Tim

45

Brother Rice

6’4

Wolfe

Jordan

20

N Olmstead HS

6’3

Zacharias

Jacob

11

Grosse Point N

6’0

Posey

Devin

22

Barea HS

6’2

Brown

Jamell

21

   

Tolber

Jonathan

10

New Albany HS

 
         

Coach: Bryan Wyant- Hughes HS Cincinatti

 

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(Coach Wyant and the White All Stars)

Coach Coleman led his troops to a gritty victory led by a heck of a performance from Nolan Gerrity (23 Points, 9 Reb, 3 Stl and 2 Blks).

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(Coach Coleman and the Orange All Stars) 

Ohio Session two here we come, stay tuned for more……

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