Cupps named Ohio Mr. Basketball


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Centerville junior Gabe Cupps was announced as Ohio Mr. Basketball on Wednesday by a statewide media panel.

Cupps is the son of Graham High School graduate Brook Cupps, who is also a former Graham boys basketball coach.

Brook Cupps is currently the coach at Centerville.

Centerville High School and the Ohio High School Athletic Association held a ceremony on Wednesday to present the award to Gabe Cupps in the Centerville gymnasium.

Gabe Cupps helped lead Centerville to 45 consecutive wins, which included a state championship in 2021 and a state runner-up finish two weeks ago.

This season he averaged 14.3 points per game, 6.8 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 2 steals. He has committed to play basketball at Indiana University.

Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s Sincere Harris was runner-up in a field that included Sean Jones of Gahanna-Lincoln, Elmore James IV of Lyndhurst Brush, T.C. Molk of Dover and Sean Craig of Sylvania Northview.

Now in its 35th year, the prestigious award was first given by the Associated Press in 1988. It has been voted by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association since 2017.

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