Posted On: 11/8/18 5:00 PM

We are now in the month of November and that means the season is almost here!  With that being said we are looking across the state at various conferences and previewing the teams and players to watch!  Today we dive into the East Suburban Catholic League!


Pre-Season Player of the Year

Jeremiah Hernandez (St. Viator)

This Kent State commit is a smooth scoring point-forward that has a big time jumper.  Slippery driver through traffic.  Also is an outstanding passer from the wing.  High IQ player that is primed for a monster senior season.


Team to Beat

St. Viator gets the slight edge over several contenders here.  With Jeremiah Hernandez they have the type of player that can get a bucket in any situation.  Trey Calvin provides big shot making ability on the perimeter along with someone who can run the show with poise.  Connor Kochera is the ultimate glue guy that emerged this summer as a possible D1 prospect with how well he contributes across the board on both ends.  Michael Huene is a big man that will board.


Biggest Threats

Benet is always going to be a threat to win the title.  They have one of the premier coaches in the state who runs a system getting the most out of his players.  Benet has several solid players and an out of state transfer we are looking forward to seeing.  Marian Catholic has a dynamic point guard with Ahron Ulis who provide a lot of athleticism and offensive pop.


Sleeper Team

Niles Notre Dame is pushed by a pair of prospects ranked in the top 10 in the sophomore class.  Point guard Anthony Sayles is a freakishly athletic lead guard that gets to the rim and makes plays.  Troy D’Amico proved last year he can score it and will be even better as a sophomore.  Jason Bergstrom and Joey Tianen also will be key contributors.


Top Prospects to Watch

Jeremiah Hernandez (St. Viator)
Trey Calvin (St. Viator)
Connor Kochera (St. Viator)
Michael Huene (St. Viator)
Chris White (Marian Catholic)
Ahron Ulis (Marian Catholic)
Elijah Jones (Marian Catholic)
Tagen Pearson (Nazareth)
Will Engels (Benet)
Trevor Casmere (Benet)
Colin Crothers (Benet)
Sam Ronneberg (Benet)
Johnny Roeser (Carmel)
Evan Myers (Carmel)
Kimahri Wilson (Carmel)
Jason Bergstrom (Niles Notre Dame)
Joey Tianen (Niles Notre Dame)
Anthony Sayles (Niles Notre Dame)
Troy D’Amico (Niles Notre Dame)
Joe Fanning (St. Patrick’s)

Kendrick Tchoua (Benet)



Top Contenders

  1. Viator
  2. Benet
  3. Niles Notre Dame
  4. Marian Catholic
  5. Carmel