Mississinawa Valley Boys Basketball 2023-24 Season Preview

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Mississinawa Valley Boys 2023-24 Basketball Team. (Dale Barger Photo)

Mississinawa Valley (6-17, 3-8 Record 2023)

After two years Mississinawa Valley coach Nick Hamilton has stepped aside to spend more times with his family and watch his sons who are in Jr. High play basketball.

Young Cole Hamilton a nephew to Nick will now be the point man for the Blackhawks basketball team. Last season Mississinawa went 6-17 overall and 3-8 in the WOAC>

The Hawks have 4 seniors with just one being a letterwinner so the team will be lacking in varsity game time experience.

Here is a look at some MV squad.

Aron Hunt is a 6-1 Sr., center a letter winner last year and will see the floor a lot this year.

Kyle Wehrkamp is a 5-10 So., shooting guard will play a lot of big varsity minutes.

Thomas Gower is a 6-0 Sr., guard will be a good leader for the team this year.

Bryson Gower is a 6-3 Sr., forward giving the Hawks size inside.

Cing Scott is a 6-0 Fr., point guard and will direct the team on the floor.

Nick Ward is a 6-0 Fr., power forward will provide key minutes in the post from time to time.

Ethan Grow is a 6-0 Jr., center will see some minutes grooming for next season.

Wyatt Stump is a 6-0 So., shooting guard

Tanner Leichty is a 6-0 Sr., guard laid back kid but composed and will be a leader for team.

Other players rounding out the varsity roster will be.

Ashton Amspaugh is a 5-9 Fr., guard very athletic player and mid-season could be splitting time with the varsity.

Carson Hamilton is a 6-2 Fr., center/forward will split time with varsity.

Conner Hardy is a 6-0 Fr., center/forward this is growing year for him.

Ty House is a 5-10 Fr., center another player looking to make strides this year.

Jaxin Beanblossom is a 5-5 Fr., guard a super great kid, tons of talent with lots of energy.

Coach Cole Hamilton doesn’t believe in strengths but rather continuous improvement for his team.

“I think when we set goals at the beginning of the year, they are all achievable. One certain goal for a senior was to win more games than last year. Also, to try our very best to come out on top with a sectional win come tournament time. We will take it one game at a time and learn from each single minute of the game from the coach to the whole team this year,” Hamilton said.

Hamilton sees the following teams as top teams in the conference.

1. Preble Shawnee – didn’t lose much whatsoever plus have the best player in the WOAC.
2. Tri-Village – have always been solid and a super hard team to get a win against.
3. Ansonia – lost the Stammen boy but have some talented guards as well that can light it up.
4. Dixie – I don’t know they have a lot returning and was at the top last year.