Video: VonCameron Davis highlights
See the Suddenlink Player of the Year in action.
The Columbus City League owns its share of legends. Walnut Ridge (Columbus) senior VonCameron Davis talked to two of those icons and in return became one himself.
"I really didn't know much about Mr. Basketball until a few years ago, but Jared (Sullinger) and Trey (Burke) talked to me about how important it was," Davis told the Columbus Dispatch. "I made it a goal coming into the season. I realize that a lot of it has to do with team success, and took care of that this year, so I'm thankful to my teammates."
Davis, the 2019-20 Suddenlink Ohio Player of the Year, led the Scots (22-5) to their first CCL title since 1971 and a Division I district championship. The Kent State recruit averaged 26.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per game and shot 52.7 percent from the field.
A 6-foot-5 forward, Davis was recently named Ohio’s Mr. Basketball
— a feat both Sullinger (twice) and Burke achieved at Northland High School before standout careers at Ohio State and Michigan, respectively. Both reached the NBA.
Davis and Sullinger are the only boys basketball players to earn first-team All-CCL honors all four years.
Davis averaged 15.9 points and 6.9 rebounds as a freshman, 22.8 points and 6.9 rebounds as a sophomore and 27.5 points and 11.6 rebounds as a junior. He finishes his career with 2,201 points and 819 rebounds.
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6-4 | Junior | Guard | Uncommitted
First team OPSWA D-II All-Ohioan is the No. 1 overall 2021 prospect in Ohio and No. 4 shooting guard prospect nationally, according to 247Sports. Holds several offers including Ohio State, Louisville, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Xavier. Branham averaged 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists, and dropped a career-high 42 points (and 13 rebounds) in a win over Trotwood-Madison.
6-5 | Senior | Guard | Kent State
OPSWA Mr. Basketball ends career among Central’s Ohio’s top two scorers with 2,201 career points. Two-time OPSWA first team D-I All-Ohioan averaged 26.2 points and 10.3 rebounds while shooting 57 percent from the field and 32 percent from 3-point range. Led team to its first City League championship game since 1971.
6-9 | Senior | Center | Pittsburgh
Considered No. 2 overall prospect in Ohio, according to 247Sports. First team OPSWA D-I All-Ohioan averaged 23 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists. Led team to fourth straight Western Reserve Conference championship.
6-5 | Sophomore | Guard | Uncommitted
Nation’s No. 1 shooting guard prospect and No. 3 overall prospect for 2022, according to 247Sports. Averaged 32.5 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.9 steals and 1.4 blocks per game. Scored 50 in a 76-65 win over Bristol, and went for 40 points or more six times.
6-2 | Sophomore | Guard | Uncommitted
First team OPSWA D-II All-Ohioan averaged 31.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.2 steals. Scored 30 points or more 14 times. Regarded as nation’s No. 10 point guard prospect and No. 50 overall prospect for 2022, according to 247Sports. Offers include Dayton, Cincinnati, Xavier and Mississippi.
6-4 | Senior | Guard | Princeton
First team OPSWA D-I All-Ohioan averaged 18 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists for D-I regional finalist. Shot 56 percent from the field, 48 percent percent from 3-point range and 85 percent at the free throw line. Four-year starter led team to a 91-8 record, including 52-0 in the Ohio Capital Conference.
Christopher "CJ" Anthony, Harvest Prep (Canal Winchester)
6-0 | Senior | Guard | Uncommitted
Two-time OPSWA D-III Ohio Player of the Year is Central Ohio’s all-time leading scorer with over 2,100 points. Averaged 28.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, five assists and 3.5 steals for the D-III regional finalists which was looking to reach a third straight state tournament. Anthony shot 63 percent from the field, 38 percent from 3-point range and 74 percent at the free throw line.
6-2 | Senior | Guard | Bowling Green
First team OPSWA D-I All-Ohioan and Mr. Basketball finalist was named Three Rivers Athletic Conference and Northwest District D-I Player of the Year. Averaged 21.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, four assists and 2.2 steals per game for the D-I regional finalists.
6-4 | Senior | Guard | Dayton
First team OPSWA D-II All-Ohioan averaged 22.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.7 blocks and 1.3 steals as a point guard. Dropped a career-high 37 points against Holy Name. Had 24 points with 10 rebounds in a win at D-I district champ Mentor.
6-4 | Senior | Guard | Davidson
First team OPSWA D-I All-Ohioan led the Eagles to a school-record 21 regular season wins. Averaged 17 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.4 steals for the D-I regional finalists.
6-3 | Junior | Guard | Uncommitted
Northeast Inland D-I Player of the Year and first team OPSWA D-I All-Ohioan averaged 18.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists for the district champs. Shot 38 percent from range.
5-11 | Sophomore | Guard | Uncommitted
First team OPSWA D-I All-Ohioan already boasts offers form Ohio, Toledo, Kent State, Cleveland State and Grambling. Averaged 19 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.9 steals.
6-4 | Senior | Guard | St. Francis (Pa.)
First team OPSWA D-I All-Ohio and Greater Catholic League South Division Player of the Year averaged 13.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists for the D-I regional finalists.
George Mangas, Shawnee (Lima)
6-3 | Junior | Forward | Uncommitted
OPSWA D-II Ohio Player of the Year and Mr. Basketball finalist averaged 30.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.3 steals for D-II regional finalists. Shot 75 percent from the field (250-of-333) and 36 percent (24-of-66) from 3-point range.
6-1 | Senior | Guard | West Liberty (W.V.)
OPSWA D-IV Player of the Year finishes his career as the second leading scorer in Ohio history. Rasile is the second player to surpass 3,000 career points (3,013 total). He averaged 38.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.7 steals as a senior. Averaged 29.6 points over his four-year career and shot 44 percent from beyond the arc. Holds Ohio records for treys in a season (140) and a career (450-plus). Scored more than 40 points in 27 games over his career, made eight or more 3-pointers in a game 21 times and made over 100 each of his four seasons.