Franklin Monroe Boys Basketball 2023-24 Season Preview

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The Franklin Monroe 2023-24 Basketball Team. (Dale Barger Photo)

Franklin Monroe (6-17, 3-8 Record 2023)

Franklin Monroe is coached by veteran Troy Myers whose team went 6-17 overall last season and 3-8 in the WOAC. The Jets have a few key players returning this season and some newcomers as they look to improve upon their season last year.

Here is the list of players for the varsity team.

Keir Boyd is a 5-10” Jr., guard and new to the varsity team.

Ty Riffle is a 5-10” Jr., guard a scrappy defender and the ability to get to the rim on offense.

Gage Wackler is a 5-11 Sr., will be a leader by doing on the floor, an aggressive defender, fierce competitor and able to score when open.

Eric Brenner is a 6-3” Jr., guard who has varsity experience as a starter at Greenville, able to handle the ball and shoot from distance.

Blake Riffle is a 6’ Fr., guard

Dalton Winterrowd is a 5-10 Sr., forward able to use his athletic ability to rebound and defend.

Trey Wilson is a 6-1 Jr., forward has good post skills and uncanny ability to operate around the rim.

Ben Denlinger is a 6’ So., guard/forward.

EB Fall is a 6-3 Jr., forward a very athletic talented player who can score in a variety of ways. Led the team in scoring the first half of last year and will get his first full year in at FM.

Lucas Brenner is a 6’ So., guard and younger brother to Eric. Is an excellent shooter to help give the Jets fire power from the perimeter.
Franklin Monroe should have a good mix of talent, size and improved guard play that will position them to a tough team to beat this year.

Coach Troy Myers spoke about his team.

I’m very thankful for this group of kids over the first month. They are really good character people who care about development and have the right intentions. It’s been refreshing to see a collective competitiveness and connectivity among the group. Their desire to achieve excellence is matched by their work and willingness to choose extra work. We are a work in progress on the defensive end but have shown signs of great growth in the preseason. The group is an athletic group which hopefully allows us to play aggressively. Maybe the most impressive trait to date is their willingness to respond. We’ve tried to put pressure on them so that developing their best becomes a habit and they’ve responded to failure with maturity every time. We are unconcerned with a projected outcome or any individual attention and solely focused on improving through whatever is next. That’s something this group is unified on, putting agendas aside and growing collectively every day.