Springfield Local Tigers 2022-23 Boys Basketball Preview


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Springfield Local Tigers

Head Coach: Jeff Brink
Years Head Coach (current school): 6
Record (current school): 118-21
Years Head Coach (overall): 26
Record (overall): 350-238

Assistant Coaches:
Brian Denmeade
Joe Clark
Jake Ford

League Affiliation: Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference - Scarlet Division
Record last season: 14-0 / 24-2
Scoring Offense: 62.6
Scoring Defense: 38.8
Last year's playoff results: Lost in the District Championship to Cardinal Mooney in D3 (D4 this season)

Team's style of offense: Fast break- motion offense.
Team's style of defense: Pressure/Full Court

Top players returning:
Seandelle Gardner (5pts, 3reb, 2.3 ast, 92%ft) has the most experience returning from last season, and recently completed an outstanding football season. He will be required to take on much more of a leadership role as a senior, and expectations will be high for not only his leadership, but his play on the court as well.

Sean Guerriero (3pts-2.5 reb - 1.2 ast) played vital minutes last year as well, including many high-pressure minutes in key situations. Guerriero started several games as a sophomore and will also be asked to accept a much more expanded role as a junior.

Brandon Price also played a key role on the 21-22 team, and should thrive in a much more expanded role this season.

Top players lost:
The Tigers graduated 52 points from their 21-22 MVAC Scarlet Division championship team. With the graduation of senior Jake Joyce 10ppg and three additional All Ohio players: Alex Rothwell(Westminster University)13ppg, Adam Wharry(15ppg), and Beau Brungard 14 ppg (Youngstown State University - football) the Tigers will enter the season with a relatively inexperienced squad.

New impact players:
Brandon Price (5'11'' Sr - letterman)
Cade Gleghorn (6'0 Sr.)
Connor Hudran (5'11 Sr)
Dylan Sheely (5'11 Jr.)
Kolten Ruark(6'4-Jr)
Drew Miller (5'11 Jr)
Aiden Appel (5'10 soph.)


Final Comments:
The young squad must mature quickly if they are to challenge league favorite Lowellville, and a much improved Scarlet Division. There will be a transition period early in the season with nearly the entire squad coming off another successful football season including post season action as they must step directly into a very difficult schedule to open the season.

Strengths - tradition and legacy of success, most of our players played on a 21-1 JV team last season. They will need to progress at the varsity level quickly if the Tigers are to compete with the opponents on an extremely difficult schedule.