The 2019 High School Football season is underway with training camps all over Northeast Ohio. High School Football presented by the BeOnAir.com Radio Networks and the Ohio Media School returns to All Sports Cleveland and North Coast Underground with the best games and best teams of Northeast Ohio.
WTAM’s Anthony Alford returns for his third season as lead studio host of High School School on ASC and NCU. Alford also returns as host of The Scoreboard Show, All Sports Cleveland’s weekly studio high school football postgame show.
The OBR’s Mac Robinson returns for his second season of coverage. Robinson will host a brand new social media pregame/halftime/postgame show “The Sideline Show” from the site of one of our scheduled games on our social media platforms. Other members of the All Sports Cleveland team will also host “The Sideline Show” from their game sites.
Last season’s Postseason voice Jaret Andrews will be on the call for St. Ignatius-Mentor contest on Friday September 6th. ASC will feature veteran and new personalities throughout the 2019 season.
The 2019 NBA Draft is quickly approaching and all eyes will be glued to the screen to see who their favorite team selects. While no one truly knows who will select who we do know that there are some future stars in the making although not as many as previous drafts.
There are three guys in this draft that are separated from the pack Ja Morant, Zion Williamson, and RJ Barrett. All three are coming off of huge years and have big expectations at the pro level. Then there’s you second tier guys like Jarrett Culver, Cam Reddish, and De’Andre Hunter who can be key complementary pieces to a team.
Take a look below at where the top 60 rank on my big board.
1.Ja Morant PG-Murray State
Coming out of Murray State, Morant has all the makings of a star point guard in the NBA. At 6’3 and weighing a lean 175lbs he soars above the rim with endless highlight reel dunks and is able to finish strong at the rim while using his elite speed to get by defenders. His ball handling and excellent court vision allows him to make plays for not only himself but his teammates as well. Morant will likely be a top 3 pick and could eventually be one of the top guards in the league.
2.Zion Williamson PF-Duke
At 6’7 and 285lbs Zion is a force to be reckoned with at the rim and out on the break. His superhuman frame matched with his speed and strength allows him to terrorize rims all over the country. For his size Zion has unheard of agility and is able to get out on the break and make plays for him and his teammates as well as swat shots into the 10th row on the defensive end. His quickness allows him to recover if he is beat and he is able to use his agility to get to the hoop at will. If this former Duke star is able to tune up his jumper Watch Out!
3.RJ Barrett SG/SF-Duke
This former Blue Devil is ready to take over the league and is ready to lead whatever team he joins. Hailing from Ontario,Canada RJ Barrett in many eyes is the top wing in the draft. While at Duke alongside the likes of Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish Barrett was able to put together a solid freshman year averaging 22.6ppg 7.6rpg and just over four assists while shooting nearly 50% from the field. His playmaking ability and knowledge of the game show early signs of a long star studded career in the NBA who many would love to have on their team.
4.Jarrett Culver SG/SF-Texas Tech
Culver who is listed at 6’5 looks more like 6’7 in person and uses his length to his advantage on both ends of the floor. Culver is in many minds the best defender in the draft and is able to use his length to block shots and poke balls away which is arguably his best asset. On offense Culvers bread and butter move was his hesitation dribble that often got him that first step to blow by defenders. Culver was able to show a ton of improvement from his first year to his second while at Texas Tech. He improved his points per game average by 7.5 points and lead the Red Raiders to their first ever final four and first national championship appearance. Culver’s talents will be coveted by many teams in the draft.
5.Cam Reddish SG/SF-Duke
Reddish is one of the most interesting pieces in this years draft and has a chance to have the best NBA career out of all the draft hopefuls. The former number three ranked prospect coming out of high school played his college ball at Duke where most of the time he saw himself playing in the shadows of Barrett and Williamson, and even though he didn’t get as many touches as he would have liked (averaging only 13.5ppg) that didn’t stop him from showing off his elite athleticism and NBA potential. His three point shooting is one of the things that sets him apart from the rest and mainly his ability to catch and shoot and being able to be a threat scoring off the ball. Reddish is the perfect player to pair with another young piece to build around or to add as depth off the bench to come in and be a scorer on a team that already has a nucleus, making him one of the most desired players this years draft.
Below is the full list of the top 60 draft prospects on my big board.
AllSportsCleveland is excited to announce that we will start your coverage of the Cleveland Indians 2019 Season LIVE Opening Day from Masthead Brewing Co.! Coverage from the corner of East 13th and Superior will begin at 12pm and will continue up until 3:30pm getting you ready for first pitch between the Indians and Chicago White Sox! Enjoy some pizza and beverages with friends and family while you listen!
Stay Tuned as we will announce our show lineups for Opening Day Coverage at Masthead Brewing Co.
Our live broadcast of the 2019 Wild Eagle Madness Thursday March 21st from 2-7pm LIVE from Wild Eagle in Broadview Heights can be heard here!
The following is our lineup of ASC personalities that will be featured during Wild Eagle Madness:
2-3pm Mark Warren, Brandon Wolf, Steve Baker & Christian Cretella
3-4pm Christian Cretella, Jonathan Fiscus, Vinnie Sclimenti & Jack Globokar
4-5pm Paul Jakubec, Dylan Sloan, Brandon Wolf & Steve Baker
5-7pm Take 3 with Mac Robinson, Jaret Andrews & Jake Underwood
Guests: Mark Warren (5:20pm)
Jonathan Fiscus (6:20pm)
Come on down and check out Day 1 of the NCAA Tournament at Wild Eagle Broadview Heights right off I-77 and Route 82. Enjoy the great happy hour food and drinks, enjoy the best game room in the land and enjoy the games and hopefully your brackets!