Posted On: 11/25/21 8:12 PM

After cancelling the 2021 event due to COVID, the Ohio Valley Hoops Classic returns in 2022 with one of the best fields I can remember to date. Ohio is well represented as is Indiana. I will be in attendance Friday at Mason taking in the action but before watching some games live, I will preview the games throughout the weekend.

Lakota West vs Franklin

The OVHC begins Friday with a showdown between Franklin and Lakota West. The Wildcats have some decent size in  Noah Rich Noah Rich 6'6" | SF Franklin | 2022 State OH and  Nate Paarlberg Nate Paarlberg 6'6" | PF Franklin | 2022 State OH that they will utilize. West has one of the best guards in Southwest Ohio in junior Nate Dudukovich. They also have a talented guard back in senior William Layfield William Layfield 6'3" | PG Lakota West | 2022 OH Expect a lot of shots in this game as Franklin likes to utilize their perimeter shooting which West will also use their physicality in the backcourt while taking perimeter shots as well.

 

St. Xavier vs Olentangy Liberty

I expect this game to be a defensive battle as St. X is known for their tenacity and aggressiveness on the defensive end of the floor.  Louie Semona Louie Semona 6'7" | PF St Xavier | 2022 State OH is back and will be key offensive performer for

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