2016-17 PREVIEW: Blanchester boys basketball


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Blanchester High School varsity boys basketball team, from left to right, front row, Dylan Miller, Blake Baker, Brant Bandow, Wesley Mitchell, Eric Patton; middle row, coach John Lovin, Nick Hopkins, Jacob Burden, Clayton Guy, Dylan Highlander, coach Dan Shell; back row, head coach Adam Weber, Quenton Miller, JD Wiederhold, Harbor Lovin, Jordan Stroud.

The Blanchester High School varsity boys basketball team, from left to right, front row, Dylan Miller, Blake Baker, Brant Bandow, Wesley Mitchell, Eric Patton; middle row, coach John Lovin, Nick Hopkins, Jacob Burden, Clayton Guy, Dylan Highlander, coach Dan Shell; back row, head coach Adam Weber, Quenton Miller, JD Wiederhold, Harbor Lovin, Jordan Stroud.


Courtesy Photo | Lifetouch Sports

TEAM RECORD IN 2015

14-7 overall, 7-3 co-champions of SBAAC National Division

COACH

Adam Weber, fourth year as BHS head coach, sixth year overall

COACH’S RECORD

25-38 at Blanchester, 45-60 overall

COACHES IN PROGRAM

John Lovin, reserve head coach; Dan Shell, freshman head coach; Brad Ballinger, eighth grade; Tom Greve, seventh grade.

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTERWINNERS

4

NUMBER OF RETURNING STARTERS

7

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Dylan Miller All-SBAAC), Quenton Miller (All-SBAAC), Jordan Stroud (All-SBBAC), Nick Hopkins, JD Wiederhold, and Harbor Lovin

KEY PLAYERS LOST

Alec Richardson, Cam Carroll (both playing at Southern State), Nick Grogg, and Dade Coyle

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

Our defensive discipline and our ability to score inside and out

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

Defensive rebounding and finishing our easy looks with more consistency

LEAGUE FAVORITE

It will be another battle between us, Williamsburg and Bethel-Tate for back-to-back league titles. Anybody can win on any given night.All three teams return multiple all-league players

ROSTER

0-Eric Patton 5-10 Jr.

3-Clayton Guy 5-10 Sr.

10-Blake Baker 6-0 Sr.

14-Nick Hopkins 6-1 Sr.

20-Brant Bandow 6-1 Jr.

21-Quenton Miller 6-0 Sr.

22-Dylan Miller 6-0 Sr.

23-Jacob Burden 5-10 Jr.

24-Harbor Lovin 6-4 Sr.

33-Jordan Stroud 6-3 Jr.

40-Wesley Mitchell 6-0 Jr.

50 JD Wiederhold 6-8 Sr.

SCHEDULE

Dec 3 vs Kentucky Country Day 145 pm @Southern State; Dec 6 @Reading 730 pm; Dec 9 @Felicity 730 pm; Dec 13 vs Waynesville @BHS; Dec 16 @Clermont Northeastern 730 pm; Dec 20 @Williamsburg 730 pm; Dec 28 @Ripley tournament 730 pm; Dec 29 @Ripley tournament 6 pm

Jan 3 @Fayetteville 735 pm; Jan 6 vs Bethel-Tate @BHS 730 pm; Jan 10 @Batavia; Jan 13 vs Georgetown 730 pm @BHS; Jan 17 vs Norwood 730 pm @BHS; Jan 20 vs Felicity 730 pm @BHS; Jan 21 @Clinton-Massie 730 pm; Jan 27 vs Clermont Northeastern 730 pm @BHS; Jan 31 vs West Union 730 pm @BHS

Feb 3 vs Williamsburg 730 pm @BHS; Feb 10 @Bethel-Tate 730 pm; Feb 14 vs East Clinton 730 pm @BHS; Feb 17 @Georgetown 730 pm; Feb 18 SBAAC Crossover Shootout TBA @BHS

The Blanchester High School varsity boys basketball team, from left to right, front row, Dylan Miller, Blake Baker, Brant Bandow, Wesley Mitchell, Eric Patton; middle row, coach John Lovin, Nick Hopkins, Jacob Burden, Clayton Guy, Dylan Highlander, coach Dan Shell; back row, head coach Adam Weber, Quenton Miller, JD Wiederhold, Harbor Lovin, Jordan Stroud.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/11/web1_BKH_blanboysteam.jpgThe Blanchester High School varsity boys basketball team, from left to right, front row, Dylan Miller, Blake Baker, Brant Bandow, Wesley Mitchell, Eric Patton; middle row, coach John Lovin, Nick Hopkins, Jacob Burden, Clayton Guy, Dylan Highlander, coach Dan Shell; back row, head coach Adam Weber, Quenton Miller, JD Wiederhold, Harbor Lovin, Jordan Stroud. Courtesy Photo | Lifetouch Sports

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports