Other Royal Rising Sophomores Part II

As promised, here are the other rising sophomores that participated with 15U AAU state champion Cincinnati Royals. If you've got information on a kid email me at OzieDavisiii@hotmail.com and we'll expose the information to the world.

Chris Thornton (Finneytown) is probably the most athletic player on the team. He can jump out of the gym and has dangerous speed. Although he's only 5' 11", Chris has been dunking since before 8th grade and is a good rebounder from the perimeter. Finneytown's backcourt should be pretty tough with the speed combination of Chris and Rayshawn (Green, see Part I).


Chris Hein (Elder) is flat out a hustler.  Chris is tough and plays much bigger than his 6' 3" size and will battle inside with anyone. He has developed a good 3-point shot and will more than likely move his game to the wing. In one of the Royals last league games, Chris was on the floor with a broken tooth and a gash in his chin. A few minutes later, a bandaged up Chris was back in the game enjoying one of his best games of the year.


Two of the Royals' injured players are Lamar Jones Jr. (Mt. Healthy) and Caleb Vance (Wyoming). Lamar played in April and was then sidelined the rest of the season by a lingering arm fracture. Lamar has great speed and is a defensive specialist. Caleb hurt his knee in the 2002 State AAU tournament and through a series of misdiagnoses was still not right until surgery in May of this year. Caleb is a playmaking point guard that will help the Wyoming program this year

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