Versailles' Ahrens puts Dayton in his top six

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Versailles junior Justin Ahrens scored 38 points in an 89-36 defeat of Greenon in a boys high school basketball D-III sectional semifinal at Northmont on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

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Senior forward ranks 137th in the class of 2018, according to Rivals.com

Versailles High School senior Justin Ahrens listed the Dayton Flyers in his top six college choices in a Twitter post Monday.

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Ohio State, Michigan, Xavier, Vanderbilt and Purdue are also among Ahrens’ finalists. Ahrens, a 6-foot-5 forward, ranks 137th in the class of 2018, according to Rivals.com.

🙏 pic.twitter.com/3j3xIVaoWd— Justin Ahrens•• (@ahrensjustin12) August 7, 2017

Ahrens was originally committed to Ohio State but reopened his recruiting in June when Thad Matta was fired. Dayton offered him a scholarship the same day.

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"Obviously it's a great school, great fan support," Ahrens told the Dayton Daily News in July. "It's 15 minutes down the road, so it's definitely a school I'm considering. They text me probably every day or call me. They've been in touch and are trying to build a great relationship with me. We really do have a good relationship, so that's something I'll look into."