Westerville South’s Kaleb Wesson (6’10 Senior) was named Ohio’s AP Mr. Basketball, Wesson is committed to play at Ohio State next season with his older brother Andre, who will be a Sophomore next season for the Buckeyes. Wesson averaged a double-double this season with 22.4 points and 10.9 rebounds per game, shooting 67 percent from the floor.

Just behind Wesson is Massillon Jackson Senior Kyle Young, a Butler commit, averaged 18.1 points per game while leading Jackson to a spot in the Division I state semifinals this weekend in Columbus, was second.

Wesson picked up four of the seven first-place votes placed by the district chairmen
for Mr. Basketball. Young (Massillon Jackson) had two first place vote and Versailles (Midwest Athletic Conference)  Junior Justin Ahrens  had the final first place vote.

Upper Arlington’s Dane Goodwin, the son of former St. Marys star Damon,  was  a finalist. Wayne Trace and University of Findlay bound Ethan Linder, along with  Dwayne Cohill (Parma Heights Holy Name)  and Parker Black (Byesville Meadowbrook) finished the list of those players on the ballot.

Goodwin and Ahrens, who are both Juniors, have both already committed to Ohio State and will join Wesson in 2018.

Lima Senior’s Xavier Simpson was the 2016 Ohio Mr. Basketball and is a member of this year’s Michigan State team that is making a run in the NCAA’s.