While Jarron Cumberland might not have the same amount of attention surrounding his game that some of Ohio’s more hyped players are receiving, the 6’3 freshman is putting up big numbers at Wilmington High School. Jarron is currently averaging 17.1 points per game and shooting 48% from the field while leading Wilmington to a 16-5 record. Cumberland is also grabbing 2.7 steals a game and corralling 4.8 boards per contest.
Cumberland is a top 10 freshman in the state of Ohio and his play so far this season is justifying his ranking. His strength allows him to play a physical style of basketball that overwhelms opponents. Cumberland thrives in transition, but also has the ability to knock down open threes (Cumberland is shooting 32% from three point land this season). Cumberland’s gritty style of play ensures that he is competitive each and every time he steps on the court.
Cumberland showed just how gritty he could be during a game at Flyin To The Hoop 2013 in a big game against Northland. Jarron sustained an injury early in the game, but competed favorably against one of the top teams in the state. This kind of gutty performance exemplifies Jarron Cumberland’s game. He does what it takes to win and compete, no matter the circumstances.