Elmwood Royals 2022-23 Boys Basketball Preview


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Elmwood Royals

Head Coach: Ty Traxler
Years Head Coach (current school): 15th season (been at Elmwood for 23, served 8 years as JV coach)
Record (current school): 179-144
Years Head Coach (overall): 15th
Record (overall): 179-144

Assistant Coaches:
Jeff Hannah
Mickey Shank
Garrett Michalkiewicz
J.T. Bates

League Affiliation: Northern Buckeye Conference
Record last season: 16-9 (10-4 NBC)
Scoring Offense: 54.1 ppg
Scoring Defense: 48.3 ppg
Last year's playoff results: Lost in District Finals to Colonel Crawford, Defeated Ashland Crestview and Oak Harbor in Sectionals

Team's style of offense: 4 out, 1 in; Run a lot of sets a quickhitters; take advantage of transition
Team's style of defense: Man

Top players returning:
Kade Lentz, All NW District, All District 7, All NBC, 12.5 ppg, 4. 0 apg, 4.0 rpg
Hayden Wickard, All District 7, All NBC, 6.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.6 apg

Top players lost:
Bryce Reynolds, 20.4 ppg, Special Mention All-Ohio, 1st Team AP NW District, 1st Team District 7, 1st Team NBC, All-time leading scorer in Elmwood history
Kyler Heiserman, 5.8 ppg
Brady Ziegler 4.7 ppg

New impact players:
Will Harrison
Adam Meyer
Jackson Childress
Zach May
Allen Sterling
Tommy Curtis
Mattia Susan
Micah Oliver
Lucas Barringer


Final Comments:
Strengths: Length, Competition for positions

Weaknesses: Late start due to football regional final team, Defining roles early in season.