The following are the top returning boys high school basketball players in the Greater Western Ohio Conference.
The boys 2018-19 season begins on Friday. The girls started last week.
Samari Curtis, Xenia, 6-4, sr., G: Led the GWOC in scoring for second straight season at 30.4. Signed with the University of Cincinnati after initially committing to Xavier.
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Amari Davis, Trotwood-Madison, 6-4, sr., G: Will be a rare four-year starter for the Rams and a key reason why Trotwood has played in two straight D-II final fours. A lefty, averaged 21.0 points and 6.4 rebounds. Signed with Wisconsin-Green Bay, which means he’ll visit Wright State at least once each collegiate season.
Andre Gordon, Sidney, 6-2, sr., G: Like Curtis and Davis, another go-to and high-scoring backcourt presence. Averaged 23.0 points – good for third in the GWOC – and 4.6 rebounds. Transferred back to Sidney this fall from Huntington Prep (W.Va.). Will not have to sit out any games. Signed with Virginia Tech
Ryan Hall, Fairmont, 6-4, sr., PG: Could be among the GWOC leading rebounds as a guard. Girded with major hops, averaged 12.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists. Also outstanding WR/DB for the Firebirds football team.
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Shauun Monroe, Fairborn, 5-11, sr., G: New coach Billy Harchick inherits the GWOC’s No. 4 overall scorer last season (21.0).
RaHeim Moss, Springfield, 6-4, sr., G: Yet another outstanding high-flyer who’s a backcourt matchup problem, relentless rebounder and stronger finisher. Averaged 14.9 points and 6.5 rebounds for Springfield (21-5), which lost in a D-I regional semi to eventual state champ Moeller. Uncommitted, fielding offers in football and basketball, including both sports from Cincinnati. Numbers should rocket with the graduation of Leonard Taylor and two other senior starters who transferred.
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Mo Njie, Centerville, 6-9, jr., F: Doesn’t matter if you haven’t heard of the a guy who averaged just 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in limited time last season. Everyone else has. Already owns offers from Dayton, Xavier, Providence and Xavier and has interest from Ohio State, Purdue and Wright State. Had a breakout AAU season with C2K Elite 16U. A developing project with unlimited big-man potential.
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