danicalifornia wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:36 am
It’ll be an interesting season, that’s for sure.
Zane Trace is the favorite, but Beam was a major part of their success last year and O’dell’s length and shooting will be missed as well. Evans, Davidson, Johnson, Nesser, Rothe, Swain, Lambert (x2) will be a big problem for the rest of the league over the next 2 seasons.
I don’t see the Southeastern push as much as I’ve been hearing, but Ruby is outstanding and Wheeler really came on strong to end last year. They relied on Hartman to score a ton late in the season a year ago and if they can find someone to fill his shooting (Gillum?), then I could see it a bit more.
Piketon has to replace a crazy high usage rate that they had with Perdue, but they’ve got the athletes and Blanton can really play, so that could be their go-to scorer that they need. Also, had a nice JV squad that should provide them with depth as well.
Paint Valley will be solid. Obviously, you take a big step back when you lose the all time leading scorer in Ross County/SVC history, but the cupboard isn’t bare. 4 returning starters, but like last year, depth could be an issue.
Look out for Adena. Their style is different and they were super young last year. Fout is a POY candidate and Garrison was awesome the 2nd half of his freshman season. If the sophomores can make a big leap, watch out.
Huntington has 3 really nice pieces, plus a couple of shooters, just little depth. But, if McCloskey gets going, they can be a lot to deal with. They will be improved.
Westfall lost their only ball handler, but returns everyone else. Wyman can flat out shoot it. Likely will be another rough season for the Mustangs.
I think overall, the league will be better to the bottom of the league, while the top won’t be as strong.