UPDATED: Due to my recently added speaking engagement at the Tippecanoe boys soccer state championship community celebration on Sunday, I have moved a few things around. The radio show is still scheduled to begin at 5:00 on Sunday, but the Freshman to Watch, Honorable Mention and Dayton Top 125 lists will be released per the schedule below.
The 2019-20 Dayton area girls basketball preseason is coming soon, and this year the top players will be recognized live on the air as the Gem City Sports Network will be broadcasting the Miami Valley Girls Basketball Preview Show on Sunday, November 17 from 5-8:30pm.
Formerly the Top 100, the Dabbelt Report has added several teams to its coverage area, and thus has increased the number of players to be recognized as the season approaches.
The Dabbelt Report will be posting the preseason Freshman to Watch, Honorable Mention Rising Stars and Dayton Top 125 as follows:
Saturday 11/16 @ 2:00pm- The release of the Dayton Freshman to Watch list here on The Dabbelt Report. These are incoming 2023 freshman who have a chance to make a solid impact this season or beyond. Many are selected after seeing several teams this summer, along with nomination from high school/travel coaches.
Saturday 11/16 @ 7:00pm– The Dayton Honorable Mention Rising Stars list is released here on the website. These are players who fall just outside the Top 125, but have the talent to make an impact and potential for a spot when the post-season awards are announced here in February.
Sunday 11/17 @ 11:00am- The most anticipated preseason player list in Ohio is announced here on The Dabbelt Report, as the Dayton Top 125 list is revealed. These are sophomores through seniors who are honored as the best players in the area. Many are coming off of a solid season last year, others were seen this summer and the final look came at the Dayton Shootout. This is the 17th consecutive year The Dabbelt Report has published this list.
Miami Valley Girls Basketball Preseason Preview Show- 5:00p-8:30p
5:00pm-6:30pm– Join us at Marions Pizza in North Dayton (3443 N. Dixie Dr) for this amazing evening of girls basketball. The Miami Valley Girls Basketball Preseason Preview Show will take place and will be broadcast LIVE on the Gem City Sports Network, and can be heard live on http://www.radio1.gemcitysports.com with the “pregame show” at 4:50. Doug Brown and Jim Dabbelt will be previewing the season with several area varsity coaches live on the show at Marions. This show will air for 90 minutes.
6:45p-8:30p– After a short break, the second 90 minutes of the show will be what all the players will want to hear, as the Miami Valley Super 60 is released live on the air. This will be the top 60 players (freshman excluded) heading into the season, and they will be announced randomly, in no particular order. Also, a handful of players have already been invited and will appear on the show to talk about the upcoming season.
10:00p- If you missed any of the radio show, the entire Super 60 will be posted here on The Dabbelt Report.
10:30p- Making a return this year will be the Dayton Dream Team, a look at the top ten overall players in the area, based on the Super 60. This will be posted here on the website at 10:30.
As we head into the preseason, I look forward to seeing many of you through the month of November at some scrimmages.
Thank you for all of your support, and together as can keep the spotlight shining the brightest on the Dayton area!