Posted On: 11/21/19 5:00 AM

Considering team success and one’s individual influence towards winning, who will be the five faces of Dayton basketball this season?

Mo Njie (2020) | 6-9 C | Centerville

Njie will be the most impactful defensive player in Ohio as a senior. His presence on the back-line of Centerville's defense is maybe the single-most reason they have a chance to dethrone Moeller in Southwest Ohio.

A star prospect who thrives in his role, Njie earnestly blocks shots on help-side and shows an unrelenting commitment to his specialization as a rim-protector and rebounder. Offensively, denying a post entry to Njie will often be a two- or three-person effort, opening up shots and cutting lanes for his teammates.

Darren Rubin (2020) | 6-1 PG | Oakwood

Rubin, a Denison commit who figures to be a freaking stud at the Division III collegiate level, has taken massive steps in his development each year. In points per game alone, Rubin has gone from 4.0 points per game as a freshman to 12.9, then a league-leading 22.2 as a junior. The defensive attention afforded to Rubin has also seen an upward trajectory, by the way.

Sure enough, though, Rubin once again

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