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Boys Basketball Greets New Season With Friday Night Home Date Against Sycamore

Posted on: November 30, 2018

A LOOK AT THE EAGLES: A capsule look at the 2018-19 team:

  • 2017-18 Record: 11-12, 8-6 ECC (NR Division I area coaches’ preseason poll)
  • Head Coach: Joe Cambron (18th year at Milford and as head HS coach)
  • Top Returning Scorer: Senior Jake Ayler (12.3 ppg)
  • Top Returning Scorer: Senior Brady Sluder (3.7 rpg)

 

A LOOK AT THE SEASON AHEAD: The Eagles will be looking to improve on last season that concluded with a disappointing 11-12 record. Much of that team is back in force with another year of varsity experience to their collective credit. Leading the way is returning All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference first team selection Jake Ayler. As a junior, Ayler led the Eagles in scoring, three-point and free throw percentage. He will look to parlay the success he enjoyed as a member of the record setting football squad this fall onto the hardwood.

 

The Eagles’ senior-laden roster also features another returning double figure scorer in senior Steven Huxell. Last season concluded with Huxell earning a spot on the All-ECC second team after averaging 10.5 points per contest. Other returning guards include a pair of defensive stalwarts in seniors Caleb Farrell and A.J. Dickerson, along with junior Jack Liles.

 

The front court is big and experienced with a trio of seniors in Connor Foster, Cade Riesenberg and Brady Sluder. Foster has grown to 6’8” and is a force at the rim. Sluder is Milford’s top returning rebounder at 3.7 boards per game, while chipping in 5.7 points. Riesenberg came on strong in the latter stages of last season and should be a steady contributor as well.

 

The Eagles’ roster is rounded out by a group of players that will also see time on the junior varsity squad. That group of juniors includes Cole Chaney, Adam Harris, Joey Round and Grant Whitaker.

 

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENTS: A look at Milford’s schedule for this week:

  • Friday, Nov. 30 vs. Sycamore, 7:30 p.m.
    • 2017-18 Record: 13-12, 7-9 GMC (NR Division I area coaches’ preseason poll)
    • Top Returning Scorer: Senior Ben Yuskewich (12.1 ppg)
    • Last Meeting: 2017-18; Milford 62, Sycamore 44

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A look at Milford’s top returning statistical leaders:

Points per game: Jake Ayler (12.3), Steven Huxell (10.5), Brady Sluder (5.7)

Assists per game: Steven Huxell (2.3), Jake Ayler (1.4), Caleb Farrell (1.2)

Rebounds per game: Brady Sluder (3.7), Jake Ayler (3.5), Steven Huxell (3.3)

Steals: Steven Huxell (26), AJ Dickerson (18), Jake Ayler (15)

Blocks: Brady Sluder (10), Connor Foster (6), Steven Huxell/Jack Liles (4)

Field goal percentage: Cade Riesenberg (.516), Brady Sluder (.509), Jake Ayler (.505)

Three-point percentage: Jake Ayler (.429), Steven Huxell (.353), Jack Liles (.286)

Free throw percentage: Jake Ayler (.786), Steven Huxell (.679), AJ Dickerson (.667)

 

POLL WATCH: The Eagles received a single vote in the preseason Cincinnati Enquirer Division I area coaches’ poll. The top spot went to Moeller who garnered 14 of the 17 first place votes. Lakota East (two votes), Princeton (one vote), Winton Woods and Mason complete the top-five. The ECC is represented by Withrow in seventh, with Walnut Hills, West Clermont and Kings joining the Eagles among others receiving votes. The coaches’ poll is released every Monday at Noon at preps.cincinnati.com/coachespolls.

 

Milford Eagles Season/Career Highs

Jake Ayler

Points—Season: N/A; Career: 22 vs. Taft (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: 8 at Lebanon (2017-18)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: 4 vs. Walnut Hills (2017-18)

 

Cole Chaney

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds— Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

A.J. Dickerson

Points—Season: N/A; Career: 11 at Kings (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: 5 vs. Taft (2017-18)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: 3 twice (2017-18)

 

Caleb Farrell

Points—Season: N/A; Career: 7 at Glen Este (2016-17)

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: 4 three times (2017-18)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: 3 four times (2017-18)

 

Connor Foster

Points—Season: N/A; Career: 13 vs. Kings (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: 4 three times (2017-18)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: 2 vs. Kings (2017-18)

 

Adam Harris

Points—Season: N/A; Career: 3 at West Clermont (2017-18)

Rebounds— Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: 1 at Walnut Hills (2017-18)

 

Steven Huxell

Points—Season: N/A; Career: 20 vs. Withrow (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: 7 at Sycamore (2017-18)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: 7 at Shroder (2017-18)

 

Jack Liles

Points—Season: N/A; Career: 6 at Walnut Hills (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: 3 vs. Anderson (2017-18)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: 2 three times (2017-18)

 

Cade Riesenberg

Points—Season: N/A; Career: 10 vs. Western Brown (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: N/A. Loveland; Career: 7 vs. Loveland (2017-18)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: 1 three times (2017-18)

 

Joey Round

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds— Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

 

Brady Sluder

Points—Season: N/A; Career: 16 at Shroder (2017-18)

Rebounds—Season: N/A; Career: 9 at Turpin (2017-18)

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: 3 vs. Kings (2017-18)

 

Grant Whitaker

Points—Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Rebounds— Season: N/A; Career: N/A

Assists—Season: N/A; Career: N/A