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‘Best and brightest’ basketball players to watch this season

Photo by mike Longo Jr.; Tigers Shea Evans battles for a loose ball in recent action against Pine Richland.

By Mike Longo Jr. and Ken Hohman

Basketball bounces in as our local Boys and Girls hit the court with their 2022-23 entries for the upcoming season. Tip-Off Tournaments are over and pre-season nonconference games are in full swing heading toward the annual host of upcoming Holiday Tournaments. Next stop will be regular season play and a quest for a WPIAL Championship, every team’s dream.

Join us as Gazette 2.0 brings you start-to-finish coverage, Girls and Boys action, all season long as our local teams chase their dreams of WPIALGold.

Our staff has compiled a watch list of what we feel will be some of the best and brightest stars our area has to offer. Players to watch that will assuredly be a fan’s delight.

Gazette 2.0 players to watch 2022-23


  • Moon Area – Senior Maxwell Depner and Junior Elijah Guillery

  • Sto-Rox – Seniors Josh Jenkins and Drevon Miller-Ross

  • Bishop Canevin – Seniors Shea Champine and Geno DeFrank

  • Carlynton – Seniors Chase Jones and Austin Millner

  • OLSH – Seniors Rocco Spadafora and Bryson Kirschner

  • Montour – Seniors Jake Wolfe and Ricardo Johnson-McClain

  • Cornell – Freshman McKenna Griffith


  • Moon Area – Senior Shea Evans and Junior Leiana Rucker

  • Sto-Rox – Senior Alona Eberhardt and Junior Neavah Blanchard

  • Bishop Canevin – Senior Rachel Boehm and Junior Ashley Lippold

  • Carlynton – Seniors Jade Adams and Skyla Brown

  • Montour – Seniors Olivia Persinger and Reagan Kadlecik

  • Cornell – N/A



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