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OHSAA Rules Lima Sr.'s Quinones Eligible Immediatly, But Not For Tournament(1-18-17) UPDATED - According to a Lima News story today by Jim Naveau Quinones was ruled ineligble by the OHSAA on January 5th, Quinones' mother appealed the ruling (January 12th), yesterday at the OHSAA hearing he was ruled eligible immediatly. One catch to the agreement, he will not be able to participate in tournament.
Colon did not appeal the ruling and is still ineligble to compete for the Spartans.
OHSAA Rules Lima Sr.'s Colon and Quinones Ineligible
UPDATED-(1-17-17) This past summer two Puerto Rican players transferred to Lima Senior to play basketball for Spartans' Head Coach Quincy Simpson. Simpson made the announcement about Colon transfering on Twitter in early August.
According to a Lima News story today by Jim Naveau both were ruled ineligble by the OHSAA on January 5th, Quinones' mother has appealed the ruling (January 12th).
Neither have played this season, the Spartans, who lost in the DI state finals last season have struggled and are playing .500 basketball.
Coach Simpson via an email reply declined to comment on the situation. Lima Senior school officials and the OHSAA have not returned answers to our questions
Out of the country transfers to play basketball has continued to grow the last few years. States vary on allowing these players to compete depending on the circumstances.
Here is a list of players (2015-16) from Canada who went south of the border.
Name Class Position New School Old School Emmanuel Akot 2018 G/F Wasatch, UT Kildonan East, ON Shai Alexander 2017 PG Hamilton Heights, TN SA Macnab, ON Darius Ballou 2018 G Rainer Beach, WA Tamanawis, BC Khaleem Bennett 2018 G/F Prolific Prep, CA SA Macnab, ON Christian Bentley 2017 G First Love, PA Crawford Academy, ON Rob Birstonis 2017 SG Morris Catholic, NJ All Saints, ON Stefan Borovac 2017 F Hargrave Academy, VA Orchard Park, ON Maxime Boursiqout 2016 G/F Kent, CT Immaculata, ON Jalen Butler 2018 G Kiski, PA Upper Canada, ON Maurice Calloo 2018 F Spire, OH Thornlea, ON Marcus Carr 2018 PG Montverde, FL St. Michaels, ON Ivan Cucak 2017 F/C Hargrave, VA Cameron Heights, ON Christian David 2017 SG Vermont, VT Bishop Reding, ON Owen De Graff 2017 F Choate Rosemary, CT Blessed Trinity, ON Lugentz Dort 2018 G Arlington County Day, FL Parc Ex, QC Shakur Daniel 2018 G/F Carlisle, VA Bill Crothers, ON Junior Farquhar 2018 G John Carroll, MD International Christian, PA Tyrell Gumbs-Frater 2016 G.F Spire, OH St. Benedicts, NJ Sina Gbadebo 2017 G/F St, Benedicts, NJ WF Herman, ON Quinton Hamilton 2016 F First Love, PA Campion, ON Migenah Jama 2017 PG Spire, OH Jean XXIII, QC Dyrel Johnson 2016 G/F Planet Academy, AZ Mt. Zion, NC Brendan Kenyon 2018 PF Prolific Prep, CA SA Macnab, ON Abu Kigab 2017 G/F Hamilton Heights, TN St. Francis, ON Anthony McNish 2017 SG Balboa, CA Lee, ME Keshon Montague 2016 PG Mountain Mission, VA D'Youville, ON Isaiah Mosley 2019 G Millwood Prep, VA Vaughan, ON Aaron Nugent 2017 G/F Stanstead, QC Lorne Park, ON Gabriel Osabuohien 2017 F Carlisle, VA Virgina Academy, VA Lucas Olsthoorn 2017 PF St, Thomas More, CT St. Francis, ON Marcus Ottey 2016 G Spire, OH St. Benedicts, NJ Daniel Sackey 2018 G St. Louis Christian, MO Kelvin, MB Simisola Shittu 2018 G/F Montverde, FL Corpus Christi, ON Therren Shelton-Szmidt 2017 SG Hamilton Heights, TN Loyola, ON Damian Squire 2019 PG Wasatch, UT Quebec, QC Justin Taylor 2017 F West Oaks, FL Marist, NJ Moshae Wadley 2016 G First Love, PA Emery, ON Nickiel Walker 2017 G Hamilton Heights, TN St. Louis Christian, MO Jevon Fray-Woodbine 2016 G Evelyn Mack, NC Martingrove, ONHigh school sports continues to move forward in this direction, transfering continues to grow, especially in boys basketball.
Lima Senior Adds 6'7 Player From Puerto Rico
Simpson also loses his son Xavier, the LCC transfer, who graduates after a stellar high school career and will now take his talents to the Big 10 and Michigan.
Don't feel sorry for the Spartans as help is on the way from Puerto Rico in 6'7 Jatsiel Colon, a member of the 16-under Puerto Rican Jr Olympics National Champion team.
NBA Super-star LeBron James gives him a 'thumbs up' on the move to Lima Semior.
The Spartans now should become a favorite in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference and one of the top D1 teams in Ohio, national eyes will also be focused on Lima Senior.
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Classic Sports Audio1987 Ohio HS Volleyball State Championship Semi-Final Game - St. Henry vs. Newark Catholic. WCSM's Dave Schmidt and Celina High VB Coach on the call of the game. This was the first ever radio broadcast of a state volleyball game.
1991 Ohio High School Regional Championship basketball game. Last second shot by Jill Froning for unranked Celina wins the game over Ohio's #1 rated Pickerington (were also rated in USA Today Top 5)...Celina went on to win the Ohio D1 State Championsip game. Game was played at Bellefontaine HS, Dave Schmidt doing the play-by-by for Celina Cable TV.