Buckeye Valley Barons 2022-23 Boys Basketball Preview


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Buckeye Valley Barons

Head Coach: Andy Gast
Years Head Coach (current school): 15th season at school, 10th year as Head Coach
Record (current school): 113-93
Years Head Coach (overall): 13th
Record (overall): 136-134

Assistant Coaches:
Scott Thomas--Varsity Assistant
Justin Lee--JV Coach
Bob Thomas--Freshman Coach
Rick Edington--Freshman Assistant

League Affiliation: Mid-State League
Record last season: 19-4 (11-0)
Scoring Offense: 63
Scoring Defense: 47
Last year's playoff results: Lost in the District Semi-Finals to Heath (Division II)

Team's style of offense: Motion Offense/Half court game
Team's style of defense: Man to man defense/half court

Top players returning:
Graduated 8 seniors from last year's team--1 returning starter.

Brendan Stalf 6'2" Sr. 6 points per game

Top players lost:
Owen Osborne--1st Team All-Central District Div.II, Player of the Year District 11 and Mid-State League (Otterbein University)
Troy Scowden--3rd Team All-Central District Div. II, 2nd Team All District 11 and 1st Team Mid-State League (Otterbein)

New impact players:
Zane Melvin 6'0"" Jr. Guard
Noah Huss 6'5"" Sr. Forward

Final Comments:
We are coming off one of the best season's in our school's history posting a 19-4 record and going undefeated in our league. Losing 8 seniors to graduation is key, especially as all of these seniors played a significant role on our team. We currently only have 1 returning player that has even logged a varsity minute. We will be an extremely inexperienced team this season. I like how our kids are working hard and being coachable. My goal is that we can play competitive basketball and improve as the year progresses.