15-9 (Ohio Valley Conference)
Lost in District Semifinals 48-46 to South Point
Who is Back: Will Davis (Sr), Brody Buchanan (Jr)
Who is Gone: J.D. Thacker (2nd Team All District), Chase Allen (3rd Team All District)
Burning Question: Can the Dragons make more noise in SE Ohio this year?
Outlook: Fairland is one of the best programs in SE Ohio and has pieces returning to replace 2 All-District departures. The Dragons have scoring in Davis and Buchanan and should be a team to watch.
17-7 (Ohio Valley Conference)
Lost in Sectionals 49-43 (OT) to New Lexington
Who is Back: Braden Schreck (Sr)- 1st Team All District, Shaun Terry (Jr)- 2nd Team All District
Who is Gone: Ty Perkins, Ethan White
Burning Question: Can the Tigers make a run moving down to Division III?
Outlook: Tigers return arguably their two best players from last season. Moving down to Division III should be good for them and a District title isn’t out of the question.
22-2 (Southern Ohio Conference II)
Lost in District Finals 54-46 to North Adams
Who is Back: Myles Montgomery (Jr)- District Co-Player of the Year, Bennett Kayser (Jr)- 2nd Team All District, Jackson Shoemaker (Jr)
Who is Gone: Adam Crank, Joe Hannah
Burning Question: Will the Falcons get out of the Districts this year?
Outlook: Minford enters the year the clear favorite in SE Ohio and have one of the best guards in Montgomery. On paper no reason why they can’t compete for a Regional title.
Lost in Regional Semifinals 57-44 to South Point
Who is Back: Bransyn Copas (Sr)- 1st Team All District, Carson Osborne (Jr)- 2nd Team All District, Jayce Rothwell (Jr)
Who is Gone:
Burning Question: Can the Green Devils get beyond a District title again?
Outlook: Returning most of their production from last year and have a good scorer in Copas. Should compete in the SHAC and make another run to the District title.
22-4 (Ohio Valley Conference)
Lost in Regional Finals 55-38 to Africentric
Who is Back: Caleb Lovely (Sr)- District Co-Player of the Year
Who is Gone: Jordan Ermalsvich- 2nd Team All District, Jackson Childers- transfer to Expressions Prep (WV)
Burning Question: Can Lovely get the Pointers back to the Regionals?
Outlook: One of the best teams in SE Ohio last year, the Pointers will have a hard time repeating with the loss of Childers (transfer). Lovely is one of the best players in the District, but depth could hold them back.