Wright State Basketball lose their top guy, but bring back a ton of scoring talent and look to build off of a strong last season.
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PG: Treyvon Calvin (6’0, 165, Jr.)
2021 stats: 9.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.3 steals
Projected stats: 10.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.5 steals
SG: Tim Finke (6’6, 215, Jr.)
2021 stats: 10 points, 7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.9 steals
Projected stats: 12.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1.1 steals
SF: Tanner Holden (6’6, 185, Jr.)
2021 stats: 15.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.9 steals
Projected stats: 16.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 0.8 steals
PF: C.J Wilbourn (6’7, 233, Jr.)
2021 stats: 5.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.3 steals
Projected stats: 7 points, 3.2 steals, 0.2 assists, 0.3 steals
C: Grant Basile (6’9, 225, Jr.)
2021 stats: 15 points, 7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.6 blocks
Projected stats: 16.6 points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.8 blocks
6: Alex Huibregtse (6’3, 195, Soph.)
2021 stats: 2.6 points, 1.4 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.5 steals
Projected stats: 4.7 points, 0.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.7 steals
7: Riley Voss (6’6, 220, Gr.-Sr.)
2020 stats: 3.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.8 steals
Projected stats: 4.1 points, 2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.7 steals
*Voss is a transfer from Cornell. The 2020-2021 Ivy League Season was canceled
8: James Manns (6’7, 210, Rs.-Sr.)
2021 stats: 3.2 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 0.1 steals
Projected stats: 4.1 points, 1.2 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 0.1 steals
Team MVP: Tanner Holden
𝑨𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒔 𝑺𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒐𝒏 🐺
— Wright State Men’s Basketball (@WSU_MBB) February 23, 2021
Holden earned All-Horizon first-team honors last season and should be in contention for conference player of the year next year with his superstar teammate Loudon Love leaving. Holden is a great rebounding guard and an efficient shooter. He did all of this as a sophomore, so the potential he has for this season is something to watch and exactly what Wright State wants.
Make-or-break player: Grant Basile
In the past five years, Scott Nagy’s coached Mike Daum (top-10 scorers in CBB history) and Loudon Love (2x Horizon player of the year.
Love departs from Wright State, but Grant Basile star big-man for Scott Nagy. Averaged 15 PPG, 7 rebounds, 1.6 blocks last season.
— Sean Paul (@Sean02MTM) July 19, 2021
Basile was awesome last year, and with Love gone and a lack of forward talent on the team, Basile should shine. He took a huge step forward last year and earned himself second-team all-conference honors. If Coach Nagy can turn Basile into a player like Love, then he can be one of the top mid-major talents and be a dominant force on the court.
Bench Rating: 3/10
This team is going to have to rely a lot on their starters this season, especially after their 6th man last season Jaylon Hall transferred. They’ll need their current guys to develop, and hope that Riley Voss, who hasn’t played in a year due to the canceled Ivy League season can step up and be their guy off the bench. Don’t be surprised if AJ Braun, their 3-star center makes his way into the rotation sometime during the season.
Wright State basketball will have to deal with a conference that is continually getting better. Cleveland State is bound to have another strong season, and Milwaukee added a top 5 recruit in Patrick Baldwin Jr.
If Basile and Holden can play like they did last season, Wright State basketball should have two first-team Horizon conference players on their team, and don’t sleep on Tim Finke and Treyvon Clavin as other great scoring options for the Raiders.
The main issue Wright State basketball will be addressing the lack of forward depth besides Basile. Nagy will have to go deep into his toolbox and use his transfers to their potential to avoid that problem and hopefully make a tournament appearance.