The Play-by-Play Classic often features star power.

The Play-by-Play Classic often features star power.

Former Northland High School standouts and current NBA players Trey Burke and Jared Sullinger, as well as Wisconsin senior Traevon Jackson from Westerville South, are among past participants.

Last year's event proved to be the last prep game for another area star, current Ohio State freshman Jae'Sean Tate, who sat out the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury after helping Pickerington Central beat Northland 74-70.

The five games this year feature five state-ranked teams and numerous future collegians. The event, formerly known as the Ohio Scholastic Play-By-Play Classic, now is officially called the Jared Sullinger Play-by-Play Classic.

Here's a look at each of the games in this year's event Saturday, Jan. 24, at Ohio Dominican:

•Africentric vs. Newark -- Africentric, which was sixth in the Division IV state poll and first in the area poll last week, was 11-2 before playing Columbus South on Jan. 20.

The Nubians have two of central Ohio's top rebounders in 6-foot-8 senior post player Ulmer Manzie and 6-5 junior forward Houston Smith and also feature senior JaQuan Harrison, who has signed with Bethune-Cookman.

Newark senior guard Jordan Dartis, who has signed with Ohio University, averages 18.4 points. The Wildcats were 9-3 before playing Westerville South on Jan. 19.

•New Albany vs. Wilmington -- With one of central Ohio's best shooters in senior Austin Schaub leading the way, the Eagles were 8-2 before playing Reynoldsburg on Jan. 20.

Schaub, a Tiffin signee, was among the area leaders last week in assists per game (4.5) and shot 51.2 percent from 3-point range through eight games.

Senior guard Alex Sparks also has been a leader offensively for New Albany.

Wilmington, which was fifth in last week's Division I state poll and won its first 10 games, features 6-0 senior guard Jaevin Cumberland, who has signed with Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., and 6-4 junior guard Jarron Cumberland, who has a scholarship offer from Purdue.

•Walnut Ridge vs. Dayton Dunbar -- Over the past decade, few teams have had the success that Dunbar has enjoyed, making it to the Division II state tournament five times and winning four titles.

The Wolverines, who reached a regional semifinal last year and won 10 of their first 11 games this season, feature senior guards Amos Harris and Doraine Dawson and 6-4 junior forward Terrance Landers.

While Dunbar was second in last week's Division II state poll, Walnut Ridge was 10-2 before playing Marion-Franklin on Jan. 20.

The Scots are led by juniors Malik Harrison (6-5, forward/post player), James Manns (6-7, forward) and Tarik Wright (6-4, guard/forward).

•Northland vs. Pickerington Central -- A rematch from last year's Play-by-Play Classic will feature the Vikings, who were fourth in last week's Division I area poll, against the Tigers.

Northland is led by junior forward Seth Towns, who was averaging 24.2 points and nine rebounds through 11 games. The Vikings were 10-4 before playing Whetstone on Jan. 20.

Central was 6-5 before playing Rockville (Md.) Montrose Christian on Jan. 19.

The Tigers have one of central Ohio's leading scorers in 6-5 guard Ibi Watson, who was averaging 19.5 points through nine games, and also feature 6-5 junior guard Jalen Tate and 6-3 senior guard Rodney Culver.

•Gahanna vs. Huber Heights Wayne -- The nightcap of this year's event features the state's No. 1-ranked Lions against Wayne, which was eighth in last week's state poll. Both compete in Division I.

Wayne won eight of its first 10 games and features 6-7 senior forward Ahmad Wagner, who has signed with Iowa.

Senior guard D'Mitrik Trice, who was the quarterback of the state runner-up football team last fall, also is a key player. Wayne opened the football season with a 40-0 win over Gahanna on Aug. 29.

The Lions are led by junior post player Nick Ward and junior guard Matt Moyer, who were averaging 19.4 and 15.5 points, respectively, through 11 games. Moyer has committed to Syracuse and Ward has several offers from Division I programs.

Gahanna was 12-0 before playing Dayton Chaminade Julienne on Jan. 19.