Wayne road a roller coaster last year to a 14-8 record and a district finals loss to Cincinnati Elder. This season the Warriors will look to maintain cohesion in what could be a memorable run.
Despite a loaded Southwest District in Division I, Wayne has the makings of a team that could earn one of four regional berths.
The Warriors return three All-Greater Western Ohio Conference performers, including one first teamer and two second teamers.
The cupboard is stocked for first year coach Travis Trice.
“We look forward to competing for the GWOC title,” Trice said.
Senior Dionjay Lenoir (6-4, F) is back after being named first team all-conference. Lenoir averaged 10 points and 7 rebounds last season. Lenoir was HM all-conference as a sophomore.
Seniors Troy Gilmer and Tyler Milligan are back to man their guard spots, after earning second team all-conference nods. Gilmer (6-1) averaged 7 points a year ago, while Milligan (6-3) chipped in 10. Milligan was HM all-conference as a sophomore.
Senior guard Charles Winkfield (6-4) also returns after missing parts of last season due to academics. Winkfield averaged 14 points before sitting out.
Senior guard Treon Leslie (6-1) adds depth, experience and another scoring option. He averaged 11 points last season.
In addition to the strong senior class, Trice expects key contributions from an unlikely source – ninth-graders.
“We will be successful if our seniors are able to adjust to the new uptempo style and our freshman are able to contribute as expected,” Trice said.
Those newcomers expecting to log minutes are Markus Crider (6-5, G), Travis Trice Jr. (5-10, G), Braxton Miller (6-2, G) and Tre Moore (5-11, G). Miller was the starting varsity quarterback for the Warriors highly successful football team.
In addition to its rugged GWOC slate, Wayne also has games with
Chaminade-Julienne, Hamilton, West Carrollton, Miamisburg, Greenville and Milestone Christian Academy (Tx.) at the Flyin to the Hoop.