The Western Basin Toledo AAU basketball team is seeking players ages 14-18 for its spring season (Mar. 13-June 1).
Coaches are Arnie Sutter, a former Elmwood varsity coach, college assistant at Adrian College, and Genoa standout, and Richard Honner, who has 50 years coaching experience with stops at Genoa, Start, Rogers, and Owens Community College.
The team will play between 20-30 games with tournaments are in Toledo, Tontogony, Perrysburg, Columbus, Mansfield, and Cincinnati. Last season, practices were at Genoa and Northwood high schools. Tryouts will be Mar. 14-20. The first practice is at the Eastern Community YMCA from 6:30-8:30 on Mar. 12 and 14. The first tourney is in Columbus on Mar. 23. Cost is $375 with discount lodging available.
Former players are All-Ohio player Richard Wonnell (Genoa/University of Toledo), Dan Walter (Tiffin Calvert, Adrian College and now assistant coach at Tusculan College), Steve Brooks (Central Catholic/Adrian), Greg Nared (Wilmington/University of Maryland, now assistant coach at Washington State), collegiate All-American Jeff Prather (West Chester Lakota/Olivet Nazarene), Justin Frances (Port Clinton/Ohio Northern), All-Ohioan Craig Campbell (Elmwood), and All-Ohioan Aaron Mass (Calvert/Bluffton University).