Posted On: 09/13/18 10:29 PM
To start our season previews, we will first be looking at the best returning duos and trios in each class. Here is the list of top returning trios in the state. This list is in no particular order.
Luke Heady, John Michael-Mulloy, and Andrew Owens (Carmel)
A year after making it all the way to the state championship game, the main cogs for Carmel remain with Owens and Michael-Mulloy returning as two guys who can really take over a game. Michael-Mulloy is committed to Butler and is an inside presence that many do not have. Owens is a wing who can score in a ton of different ways and his stock has really taken off in the last year. Heady is a coaches son and has IQ that many do not. He is able to dictate and run the offense at the point guard spot. These three guys will really carry Carmel this upcoming year.
Armaan Franklin, Justin Hensley, and James Franklin (Cathedral)
Armaan Franklin is one of the best players in the state fresh of off his commitment to Indiana. He’s a guy who can score from every spot on the floor and locks down on defense due to his length. Hensley is a guy who is going to take a lot of pressure off the entire Cathedral offense as his game really started to heat up this summer. He has started to show the ability to do so many more things than just shoot the ball. James Franklin is going to bring you toughness every single game. He is able to finish at the rim and stretch it out with his perimeter game. Cathedral will be tough with this three-headed monster at offense.
Ben Greller, Ben Nicoson, and Spencer Piercefield (Center Grove)
Not on this list is the obvious Trayce Jackson-Davis, but Center Grove has a trio of guards who are really overlooked. Nicoson is a guy who controls Center Grove’s offense. He is the main ball-handler and does a very good job of it. He is developing a more aggressive game and that will be something to watch for this year. A guy who does have an offensive game is Piercefield. He is a knockdown shooter from deep and is starting to be able to slash into the lane and create on his own. Greller is a small guy but plays with a ton of energy. His offense is starting to come around for him and as that develops will take pressure off the other guys.
David Bell, Jakobie Robinson, and Jesse Bingham (Warren Central)
You know what you are going to get out of Bell. He’s as tough and rugged as they come and this year he will be able to do really whatever he wants. He can score and rebound with the best in the game from the guard spot and this year we can expect his numbers to go up. Robinson and Bingham are both guys who can rebound the ball really well and stretch out the floor as big men who can shoot the ball. Both of these guys are able to play on the perimeter if needed and can handle the ball up the floor. With these three starters coming back, Warren Central has a lot to look forward to in this upcoming year.