2016 Boys Starting Five announced

This year's class has a recent state champion and four all-time leading scorers.

2015 Starting Five


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Our Starting 5 contest has never been more competitive.

This year, we had at least 15 high school players surpass 1,000 career points. Eight of those became their school’s all-time leading scorer.  We only have room for five on our list, and the one thing they ALL have in common.. .is WINNING. Here is our 2016 Boys Starting 5:

Sagaba Konate – Kennedy Catholic


The Golden Eagles senior averaged over 15 points and 11 rebounds per game this season. Konate helped Kennedy win 28 games this year and the Class A State Championship. Konate is verbally committed to West Virginia.


Malik Miller – Farrell


The Steelers senior averaged 20 points per game this season, and finished as Farrell’s all-time leading scorer with 1,574 career points. This is the second straight season Miller has been named to our Starting 5.


Graham Mincher – Springfield


The Tigers senior averaged 28 points, seven rebounds and three steals per game this season, while helping lead Springfield to the ITCL Red Tier Title. Mincher holds three school records at Springfield with 1,486 career points, 647 points in a season, and 52 points in a single game.


Greg Parella – Ursuline


The Irisih senior averaged over 22 points, four rebounds and three assists per game this season. Parella finished his career as Ursuline’s all-time leading scorer with 1,410 points, while helping lead the Irish to the Division II District Championship as a senior.


Gabe Simpson – Warren Harding


The Raiders senior averaged over 20 points per game this season and finished his high school career as Warren Harding’s all-time leading scorer. Simpson helped lead the Raiders to 23 wins and the Division I District Championship.

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