Rootstown Rovers 2022-23 Boys Basketball Preview


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Rootstown Rovers

Head Coach: Cody Calhoun
Years Head Coach (current school): 5th

League Affiliation: Portage Trail Conference
Record last season: 7-15 overall, 1-11 league
Last year's playoff results: Lost in Sectional Final to Campbell Memorial

Team's style of offense: Inside-out
Team's style of defense: Primarily man to man with few other options mixed in

Top players returning:
Cole Hostetler
Brady Fillmore

Top players lost:
Nick Wancik- First team all PTC, 2x Team MVP, 2nd Team All District, Honorable Mention All State, Signed to Kent State Tusc
Dom Shipp- Honorable Mention All PTC
Donovan Birkett
Xavier Birkett
Brandan Nicholas
Branden Bobbs

New impact players:
Ryan Piscitani
Cameron Mahone
Colby Scott
Joe Weaver
Kyle Weese
Blake Postlethwait
Mason Lisi


Final Comments:
We have a number of players who can play different positions and give us options of styles to play depending on personnel. We are a young team right now that is willing to learn and get better each time we look to step on the floor. We want to try and improve in at least one area every day and look to grow individually and as a team throughout the year.