Thursday, March 13, 2014

News-Herald Classic almost here

The News-Herald Classic is set for March 29 at Lakeland Community College, and we're working on two interesting preview stories on the boys side.

The boys game is set for 1 p.m. on March 29. The girls contest is 11 a.m.

To get you ready for the boys all-star game, staff writer John Kampf has two stories set for the week leading up to the game:

- Andrews Osborne center Nick Detlev: At 7-foot-2, Detlev is an imposing player. 7-footers don't roam this area very often, and the fact Detlev plays at Andrews Osborne, which is not a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association, makes him a mystery. This season, he averaged 19.4 points, 14.3 rebounds and 6.3 blocks How will he fare against the area's best? Detlev also suffered through a family tragedy at age 11, a factor he discussed with Kampf.

- Mentor's Bob and Conner Krizancic: With his brother Cole (a 2011 Mentor graduate) a standoutguard for the Cardinals, Conner and Cole have made the Mentor basketball program truly a family affair playing for their father, Bob. Those days are officially over with Conner set to graduate in a few months. He'll play football at the University of Minnesota. Kampf will profile the father-son Krizancic relationship that began on the high school hardwood in 2008.

- Mark Podolski | @mpodo


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