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Posted On: 10/31/17 6:46 PM
The next conference up in our look of top returning players in the Cincinnati Hills League. Even though most of the schools in the league are lower-division schools, the talent in this league should not overlooked. With the returning talent on this list, the CHL will be as deep as it has ever been. Here is part one of our Top Returning Players in the CHL.
Ibrahima Athie 6’4 W/F- Deer Park High School (2019)
A young man that was featured earlier this month on Prep Hoops, Athie is one of the more underrated but versatile forwards in the city. Ibrahima averaged a double-double last season (12pts, 10reb per game) last season but can make plays off the dribble and in the open court as well. Expect Ibrahima and the Wildcats to be one of the top D-III programs in Cincinnati this upcoming season.
Jared Baldock 6’1 G- Finneytown High School (#67 Class of 2020)
Baldock was one of the few bright spots in what was a rough year for the Wildcats on the court. As a freshman Jared averaged 11.3ppg while shooting 34.4% from three-point range. Expect Jared’s numbers to increase for this season, which will hopefully lead to more wins for Finneytown.
Jack Cravaack 6’5 C- Madeira High School (Class of 2018)
Jack is back from his senior year and looking to lead what could be a very dangerous Madeira team. The Purdue football commit finished in the top six in rebounding and scoring per game last season (15.7 and 7.1) while shooting 64% from the floor. If available for the whole season the Mustangs should finish in the top tough of the CHL this season.
Joey Edmonds 6’0 G- Wyoming High School (#27 Class of 2019)
Featured earlier this week in our article on gridiron/hardwood performers, Edmonds is one of the best shooters in the state of Ohio. The Findlay commit will be amongst the leading returning scorers in the conference (13.7 in 2016-17) and will be looked as the veteran leader on a young but talented Cowboy squad. Look for Joey to be one of the leading candidates for Conference Player of the Year.
Marco Fiore 6’0 G- Indian Hills High School (Class of 2018)
This high IQ guard will be back to be the floor general for the Braves squad this season. Fiore finished fourth in the conference in assist at just over four per game last season, and always seems to make the correct play. A lot of times those play do not show in the box score, but helps Indian Hills in the W column.