Dayton Combine & Shootout update 

The 2015 Dayton Combine & Shootout has opened up 20 more spots for the September 20 event. If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Jim at This is for high school players and elite 8th graders only. 

Tri State Skills & Evaluation Clinic- Oct. 3/4

Coming up Oct. 3-4, girls basketball players from around Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky will have the chance to attend a very special fall event, which will combine skill work with a chance to promote your game.

The 2015 SCU Fall Skills and Eval Clinic is going to be held at Sports City U in Hurricane (WVa) on October 3 & 4, and it is for any rising players in grades 6-12. For the younger kids, it will be about training and learning where and how to get to where you want to be. The high school players will also go through advanced skill training, along with being evaluated for college coaches.

Jim Clayton and the SCU staff, considered the best in the field, will be doing the skill work as players will spend the entire morning working on their game. After lunch, they will go through a short classroom session held by Clayton and Jim Dabbelt on how to deal with the recruiting process and promote your own game. They will also play to be evaluated. The high school evaluations will be posted on this website.

Only 25 kids per day will be accepted, which will allow for smaller groups and better instruction. Players will choose which day they would like to attend, based on availability.

If interested, please download the attached form and reply before it fills up.

2015 SCU Fall Skills event

Notes: Classic in the Country, Periscope, summer events

On this Monday morning, there are a few things to catch up on.

CITC- First, the Classic in the Country schedule is out, but is still subject to change at the discretion of the CITC committee. You can view the schedule here:

Periscope- Next up, I have discovered the latest and greatest social media outlet, and trust me you will become addicted! It is Periscope, and I am planning to use it on my travels through the basketball world. You can read about it here, and get an account!

Finally, some upcoming basketball dates for you to mark on your calendar:

July 31- Tri County Middle School Skills Clinic & Evaluation at Tipp City Bethel High School. I will be there to help with the event, and you can contact me if you are interested in attending. It is for girls grades 5-8 in Miami, Darke and Clark counties, or by special invitation.

Sept. 20- The Dayton Combine and Shootout will be held at Tecumseh High School in New Carlisle, and it is the main event used to evaluate for the annual Dayton Top 100, along with using the eval to report to the coaches. Again, contact me about this event.

Oct. 3-4- Sports City U Tri-State Skills and Evaluation Clinic will be held in Hurricane, WVa at SCU, and will be run by Jim Clayton and his staff. Right now the plans are to have middle schoolers in Oct. 3 and high schoolers Oct. 4. Middle schoolers will not be evaluated, they will have a full day of skills work. Join the SCU staff for this amazing event for girls in OH, KY and WVa. Again, contact me for more info.

You may contact me for any of these events at before it they are full.

Social Media contacts– Speaking of social media, since there are so many new parents to The Dabbelt Report with kids coming up, I have included my various ways to connect with me and follow my adventures on social media:

Facebook- Jim Dabbelt

Twitter- JDabbs86

IG- jdabbsbb

Periscope- jdabbs86


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