Prior to Ohio State
- Three-star prospect who was ranked as the No. 144 prospect in the country and the No. 26 ranked power forward in the 2021 class.
- Nephew of Doug Etzler, who played for the Buckeyes from 1992-95
- As a sophomore, helped lead Crestview to the Division IV Ohio State Championship with averages of 12.0 points and seven rebounds a game
- Earned second team All-Ohio honors, and first team All-Northwest Ohio accolades, as a junior after averaging 17.9 points per game.
- Averaged 18 points and just under 10 rebounds per game as a senior, leading Crestview to a 19-6 record