Curtis named to District first team


By John Bombatch - jbombatch@aimmediamidwest.com



Xenia’s Samari Curtis was a first-team Division I All-Southwest District selection this season. The Xavier University verbal commit led the Greater Western Ohio Conference in scoring for the second consecutive year.

Xenia’s Samari Curtis was a first-team Division I All-Southwest District selection this season. The Xavier University verbal commit led the Greater Western Ohio Conference in scoring for the second consecutive year.


Cedarville’s Colby Cross (23) was named to the Division IV Southwest District second team.


Senior Patriot Eli Ramsey led the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed in scoring, and was selected to the Division II Southwest District third team.


Mason Schneider, of Greeneview, was selected to the Division III all-district third team.


Legacy Christian Academy’s Erik Uszynski (32) was named to the Division III Southwest District’s third team.


GREENE COUNTY — A total of 13 boys high school basketball players from the Greene County area were named to their respective All-Southwest District teams this season.

The group was led by Xenia junior Samari Curtis who led the Greater Western Ohio Conference in scoring for the second consecutive season. Curtis, who averaged 30.4 points per game in 17 games played, was the only boys player from the county to receive first-team honors, as he was named to the Division I district team.

Cedarville’s Colby Cross was the only player from the county to earn second-team recognition. Cross wass selected to the Division IV second team.

A trio of area talent was selected to their respective Divisions’ third teams. In D-II, Carroll’s Eli Ramsey was named to the third team. Greeneview’s Mason Schneider was named to the Division III third team, and Legacy Christian’s Erik Uszynski was selected as a third teamer in Division IV.

Eight area players received Honorable Mention status in their divisions.

In Division I, Beavercreek’s Jon Alessandro and Fairborn’s Shaunn Monroe made the honorable mention squad.

D-II had four area players on its list, from two area schools: Jack Campbell and Donnie Crouch of Bellbrook, and Carroll’s Matt Cogan and Simon Jefferson were named.

While there were no honorable mention picks in D-III, Legacy Christian Knights Keano Hammerstrom and Ashton Burke were both named in Division IV.

The complete list of players selected from Southwest Ohio can be found on the xeniagazette.com and the fairborndailyherald.com websites.

Xenia’s Samari Curtis was a first-team Division I All-Southwest District selection this season. The Xavier University verbal commit led the Greater Western Ohio Conference in scoring for the second consecutive year.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/03/web1_CurtisFreeThrowCloseup_PS.jpgXenia’s Samari Curtis was a first-team Division I All-Southwest District selection this season. The Xavier University verbal commit led the Greater Western Ohio Conference in scoring for the second consecutive year.

Cedarville’s Colby Cross (23) was named to the Division IV Southwest District second team.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/03/web1_23ColbyCross_PS.jpgCedarville’s Colby Cross (23) was named to the Division IV Southwest District second team.

Senior Patriot Eli Ramsey led the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed in scoring, and was selected to the Division II Southwest District third team.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/03/web1_EliRamsey_PS-1.jpgSenior Patriot Eli Ramsey led the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed in scoring, and was selected to the Division II Southwest District third team.

Mason Schneider, of Greeneview, was selected to the Division III all-district third team.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/03/web1_MasonSchneider33_PS.jpgMason Schneider, of Greeneview, was selected to the Division III all-district third team.

Legacy Christian Academy’s Erik Uszynski (32) was named to the Division III Southwest District’s third team.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2018/03/web1_ErikUszynski_PS.jpgLegacy Christian Academy’s Erik Uszynski (32) was named to the Division III Southwest District’s third team.

By John Bombatch

jbombatch@aimmediamidwest.com

Contact John Bombatch at 937-372-4444, Ext. 2123.

Contact John Bombatch at 937-372-4444, Ext. 2123.

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