Tri-Village Boys Basketball 2023-24 Season Preview

2129
Tri-Village Boys Basketball Team 2023-24. (Danny Stockton Photo)

The Tri-Village exceeded expectations last year moving up to D3 in boys’ basketball after finishing state runner-up in DVI the previous year, they had a record last season 21-6 overall and 10-1 in the WOAC.

They would finish runner-up in the WOAC to Preble Shawnee, then won a D3 District Title before bowing out to Harvest Prep in the Regional Semi-Finals

The Patriots graduated some talent but have plenty returning:

Tanner Printz is a 6-2 Sr., guard a two-year starter and a three-year letterman at the guard spot. Elite athlete, strong, physical, tough defender…facilitator who can score in a variety of ways. Swiss Army Knife for the Patriots. 5.9 ppg. 2.2 apg. 2.3 rpg

Braden Keating is a 6’ Sr., guard will be a two-year letterman and will start on the wing for the Patriots. Tough, strong, competitor ….shot maker and tremendous on ball defender. Will be asked to shoulder some of the scoring load for the Patriots. 6.9 ppg. 1.9 apg. 1.8 rpg.

Trey Sagester is a 6-2 So., guard is a returning Special Mention WOAC as a freshman. Long, High IQ, Shot maker, skilled, unlimited range. Is garnering Division I interest due to size, pedigree and shot making ability. Led the Patriots with 55 made threes last year as a freshman. Will be asked to do more as sophomore on both ends of the floor. 9.2 ppg. 2 apg. 1.6 apg

Reed Wehr is a 5-10 Sr., guard a tenacious strong athlete, physical on ball defender, leader, high motor. Led the JV team to back-to-back undefeated seasons. Will be the most athletic on the floor most nights.

Jayden Hollinger is a 6-2 Sr., post player is a rugged, strong, physical, high motor…Rodman esque for the Patriots. Will be asked to anchor the paint on both ends of the floor. Led the JV team to back-to-back undefeated seasons.

Noah Finkbine is a 6-2 So., forward with the last name Finkbine comes toughness and physicality. Noah has a high motor, strong defender and will be a tough match up for opposing teams on the offensive end due to his versatility. He was a key cog in our undefeated JV season last year.

Kasyn Hollinger is a 6-3 So., forward Tough, high motor will be asked to do a variety of things on the floor for the Patriots. Another Swiss Army knife. He was key in our JV team’s undefeated season last year.

Trey Homan is a 6-3 Jr.. forward capable shooter able to hit open shots.

Newcomers:

Dom Black is 6-4 Fr., post player a talented freshman, Dom will bring a presence in the paint on both ends of the court. Dom has good size, a good touch and sound post moves. He will play early in his career to assist as an anchor in the paint.

Griffin Richards is a 5-11 Fr., guard another talented freshman who will see varsity minutes due to his athleticism and skill level. A long line of lineage in the Richards family for Patriot Hoops!

The Patriots are coached by veteran Josh Sagester and will reflect his history and style.

“Our strengths for this team this year will be our athleticism, toughness, and chemistry. As a coaching staff, we will continue to do our best to tap into each player’s strengths while putting them in to the best situations to succeed on both ends of the floor,” Sagester said.

“The Goals for our Program always remain the same- At Tri-Village, we will aim to maintain our gold standard of basketball. Simply put, our program strives to win, this year a Dixie Holiday tournament Title, a WOAC Championship, a District Championship and ultimately a State Championship,” Sagester commented.

Sagester believes his team can win a league title but also recognizes the talent group returning for Preble Shawnee.

He sees the following as top tier contenders.

1. Preble Shawnee- Return the bulk of their WOAC championship team from a year ago along with reigning POY.
2. Tri-Village- As a program in this league, we aim to compete for a WOAC championship regardless of year.
3. Dixie- Return some letterman
4. Franklin Monroe
5. Ansonia