The Spartans feature two very strong 2018 teams this season. Coach Devin Heath-Granger will bring his playing experience at Lawrence Central High School and Goshen College to the sidelines this season as he leads a mixed group of Spartan veterans and newcomers.
Mekhi Caldwell (Tindley) returns and figures to be a potent scorer for the team after notching multiple 30-point scoring games for the 16u team last season. Luke Mattern (Wabash) is another returning Spartan who will help stretch the floor after leading Wabash in scoring this season (12.8 ppg, 38% 3pt).
Latornce Smith (Lawrence Central) brings elite athleticism and the ability to play above the rim. Smith can play many difference positions and is much improved after a season at LC. Kyaire Murray (Zionsville) brings solid fundamentals, phenomenal athleticism, and a stalwart defensive presence.
Caleb Pack (North Central) is poised to explode this season and could be a both a scoring and defensive leader. Pack brings the ability to score from all over the court and will orchestrate the offense from the point guard position. Dayon Coe (Attucks) is a Spartan veteran that will contribute with his quickness and ability to penetrate.
The front court is anchored by 6'5" Brody McHugh (Roncalli). His size will allow him to be a defensive presence and his outside shooting ability will help stretch defenses. Ben Mitchell (North Central) will serve as a stretch four and will provide some grit on the defensive end.
Derrick Briscoe (Attucks) is coming off a state championship and will be a team leader. Briscoe can score from all areas on the court and his length and athleticism will create mismatches for opposing teams. Ty Williams (Southmont) provides knock-down outside shooting and hustle play on the defensive end.
2018 Heath-Granger will kick of their season on April 8-9th with the IndyBall Shootout in Indianapolis.