The roster has been finalized for Northside Spartans 2018 and Coach Scott looks to have a talented 17u group. Crawfordsville Cameron Harris (6’3”) returns from last season and figures to be one of the top offensive threats after scoring 15.0 ppg at Crawfordsville this season. Trey Davis (6’1”; Plainfield) joins the team this year and will be a scoring threat as well, scoring 13.7 ppg at Plainfield while shooting 41% from behind the arc.
Brennan Winters (5’10”; North Central) will lead a committee of players handling the point guard position. For the 16u Spartans last season, Winters averaged 10.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg, and 2.5 apg. Luke Mann (6’0”; Zionsville) can play both guard spots and could serve as a reserve point guard when needed. Mann is a gifted passer and was second on the 16u team last year in assists.
Luke Beaver (6’0”; Martinsville) returns as well and will provide another three-point shooting threat on a team filled with dead-eye shooters. Beaver was a leader for Martinsville this season after recovering from an off-season shoulder surgery. Last season for the Spartans, Beaver was second on the team with 11.1 ppg and made 35 three-pointers.
The front court features one returning Spartan and three newcomers and will bring a tenacity and defensive presence to the team. Jack Maller (6’5”; Fishers) returns and should be an offensive presence after leading the 16u Spartans with 11.4 ppg last season. He’s joined by 6’4” Landon Stetler (Seeger) who’s coming off a nice school season where he averaged 9.2 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Patriots. Caleb Bean (6’6”; Hamilton Heights) provides athleticism and length as well as a defensive presence.
Sophomore Xavier Hines (6’3”; Noblesville) also joins the Spartans this season after playing 23 games for the Millers this season. Hines provides length and could challenge for a starting role despite playing “up” a year.
The 2018 Spartans will kick off their season on April 8-9 in the IndyBall Shootout in Indianapolis.