Posted On: 11/9/17 10:02 AM
The season is getting closer and closer and we are starting to dive into the rosters and Sectionals that will help to determine who are the top competition for each class. Today, we take a look into 3A and the frontrunners. Today, we breakdown Evansville Bosse.
Last Year’s Record: 20-8 (Semistate)
Head Coach: Shane Burkhart
Top Returning Players: Mekhi Lairy (Sr.), Jaylin Chinn (Sr.), Jaylen Minor (Sr.), Kiyron Powell (So.)
Top Departures: Jaidon Hunter (Graduate), Javien Langley (Graduate)
New Additions: DeAngelo Ware (Transfer, Henderson Co.)
Why A Frontrunner: Evansville Bosse has been one of the best programs the last few years at the 3A level. This past season they made it to Semistate and lost to eventual State Champ, Crispus Attucks. The year previous, they made it all the way to the State Finals before losing to Marion. This is the last year with this group at Bosse led by Mekhi Lairy, Jaylin Chinn, and Jaylen Minor. They have as much experience as any other team in the state and has probably played more games the last two years than any other team. If they are going to win a State Championship it is going to be this year. 3A South is very difficult and their Sectional is among the tougher ones in 3A this season. Lairy is a true leader and they have a potential game-changer in Kiyron Powell if he can make the necessary strides earlier than expected. Bringing in DeAngelo Ware gives them another stud guard who can score. They have some depth as well if they need to dip into it. This should be their best chance to make it.
Outlook: Expectations have to be State Championship at the top. They get the benefit of Sectional 27 holding back all but one of Crispus Attucks, Brebeuf Jesuit, Broad Ripple, and Cardinal Ritter. That eliminates three tough teams at the least. Problem is the next toughest team in 3A would be Evansville Memorial, who is in Bosse’s Sectional. Bosse is the better team on paper but you still have to win that game and it won’t be easy. If they can, Regionals would likely be a matchup of Pike Central and then Greensburg before moving to Semistate where they would meet up with the winner of Sectional 27 or possibly Danville or Tri-West. Still, Bosse is the better team on paper for nearly all of those matchups and they should be among the top teams to make it to the State Championship game.