Here are a few more boys basketball preview capsules we've received...
Willard Crimson Flashes
COACH: Dave Hirshy (2nd year, 4-17)
2008-2009 RECORD/CONFERENCE FINISH: 4-17 overall, 3-11 Northern Ohio League
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Brandon Cochran, 6-3, sr., G/F, 8.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.4 apg; Eric Danhoff, 6-4, sr., F, 5.2 ppg., 4.4 rpg; Tyler Chandler, 5-10, sr., G, 1.4 ppg; Santiago Sanchez, 5-11, sr., G, 2.9 ppg; Jalen Douglas, jr., G.
OTHER PROSPECTS: Kyle Fluharty, 6-0, so.; Bob Smith, 5-8, jr.; Kolin Phillips, 6-1, so.; Joe Loar, 5-8, jr.; Spencer Temple, 5-9, jr.; Sam Worcester, 6-0, jr.; Marcus Hahler, 6-0, so.
NOTABLE: Willard is coming off of a tough season. The Crimson Flashes will need their four senior letterwinners to lead the way.
Van Wert Cougars
COACH: David Froelich (18th year, 217-159)
2008-2009 RECORD/CONFERENCE FINISH: 8-13 overall, 5-4 Western Buckeye League
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Jacob Bagley, 6-3, sr.; Evan Hammons, 6-2, sr.; Nathan Williams, 6-2, sr.; Tyler Putnam, 6-2, sr.; Jake Olson 6-8, sr.; Corey Clifton, jr.; Austin Fleming, 6-3, jr.; Jacob Hood, 6-0, jr.
OTHER PROSPECTS: Blake Doidge, 6-0, jr.; Jacob Myers, 6-0, so.; Reggie Phillips, 5-9, so.
NOTABLE: Van Wert will feature several great individual players. If the Cougars can come together and play as a team, they should do well against a very tough schedule.
Toledo Start Spartans
COACH: Ted Pasqualone (second year, 14-7)
2008-2009 RECORD/CONFERENCE FINISH: 14-7 overall, 11-4 Toledo City League
RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: Anthony Henderson, 6-2, sr., G, 22.7 ppg., 6 rpg.; Jeff Copeland 6-5, jr., F, 10 ppg., 6 rpg.; Hank Oswald, 6-6, sr., C, 6 ppg., 5 rpg.; DeMond Crisp, 5-6, so., G, 8 ppg., 2.5 apg.
OTHER PROSPECTS: James Grays, 6-5, so., F/C; Robert Wietrowkowski, 5-9, so., G; Devin Price, 6-1, sr., G; Elijah Smith, 6-1, jr., G; Robert Grimmett, 6-1, sr., F; Fred Morris, 6-3, sr., F; Fred Carey, 5-10, so., G; Scott Oliver-Shorter, 6-2, sr., F/C.
NOTABLE: Coming off of a solid season, things will be looking up for the Spartans with four battle-tested letterwinners returning. Anthony Henderson was a first team all-district and City League pick a season ago as he led the league in scoring.