This morning, I attended a banquet for the Jack Greynolds Memorial Classic.
At the banquet, the late Jack Greynolds was honored for the impact he made in Northeast Ohio. Greynolds compiled a 549-121 record in 29 seasons as a head boys basketball coach at Revere and Barberton. He led the Magics to a state title in 1976.
The third annual Jack Greynolds Memorial Classic is scheduled to feature seven boys basketball games Dec. 28-29.
Here is the schedule: (Friday, Dec. 28) Copley vs. Medina 5:15 p.m., Green vs. Jackson 7 p.m. and GlenOak vs. Warren Harding; (Saturday, Dec. 29) Norton vs. Wadsworth noon, Revere vs. Kenmore 1:45 p.m., Manchester vs. Northwest 3:30 p.m. and Barberton vs. Firestone 5:30 p.m.
Several of the coaches whose teams will be competing in the showcase were at the banquet. Firestone coach Jerry Laria brought his senior point guard Ramel Mitchell with him.
I talked to Mitchell about the Falcons' 3-0 start and his plans for college. He said he is receiving interest from Kent State University, but he is still undecided about which college he will attend.
I think Mitchell would be a good fit in KSU coach Jim Christian's system. I think Mitchell is one of the best high school guards in the area, and perhaps the best pound-for-pound local player.