2016-17 Warren JFK Boys’ Basketball Preview

Senior Justin Bofenkamp averaged 19 points per game last year.

Warren JFK Basketball

2016-17 Warren JFK Boys’ Basketball Preview
Head Coach: Mark Komlanc, 1st season at JFK
2015-16 Record: 9-15 (3-7), 5th place in NCL White

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2015-16 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 53.3
Scoring Defense: 57.1
Rebounding: 30.2
Field Goal Percentage: 42.9%
Three-Point Percentage: 27.2%
Free Throw Percentage: 55.5%

2015-16 Results
Bristol 57 Eagles 52*
Eagles 68 Southington 48*
Eagles 68 Badger 48*
Eagles 55 Trinity 40
Eagles 60 Valley Christian 24
Eagles 46 Girard 31
VASJ 63 Eagles 40
Cornerstone Christian 68 Eagles 49
Cleveland Central Catholic 65 Eagles 55
St. Thomas Aquinas 76 Eagles 56
West Middlesex 48 Eagles 46
Trinity 52 Eagles 38
Eagles 54 Liberty 50
Western Reserve Academy 68 Eagles 48
Eagles 64 Valley Christian 45
Ursuline 80 Eagles 46
Cardinal Mooney 52 Eagles 41
Maplewood 54 Eagles 43
Howland 69 Eagles 63
Champion 87 Eagles 74
Cleveland Central Catholic 81 Eagles 54
St. Thomas Aquinas 63 Eagles 50
Eagles 53 Southington 37
Eagles 60 Campbell 44
*-Post-Season

Returning Statistical Leaders
Scoring: Justin Bofenkamp – 18.6
Rebounding: Antonio McQueen – 7.4
Assists: Justin Bofenkamp – 3.1
Field Goal Percentage: Antonio McQueen – 59.2%
Three-Point Percentage: Terrence King – 34.2%
Free Throw Percentage: Nate Woods – 69.5%

2016-17 Schedule
Dec. 6 – at Campbell Memorial
Dec. 10 – (at Farrell) Julius McCoy Tip-Off Tournament
Dec. 11 – Julius McCoy Tip-Off Tournament
Dec. 13 – Maplewood
Dec. 16 – St. Thomas Aquinas
Dec. 20 – at Ursuline
Dec. 28 – East Liverpool’s Shootout
Dec. 30 – at Champion
Jan. 3 – Cardinal Mooney
Jan. 6 – at Cleveland Central Catholic
Jan. 10 – Liberty
Jan. 20 – at Valley Christian
Jan. 24 – Trinity
Jan. 27 – at St. Thomas Aquinas
Jan. 31 – Villa Angela-St. Joseph
Feb. 3 – Cleveland Central Catholic
Feb. 7 – Malvern
Feb. 10 – at Villa Angela-St. Joseph
Feb. 14 – Western Reserve Academy
Feb. 17 – Valley Christian
Feb. 21 – Howland
Feb. 24 – at Trinity

Key Returnees
A large senior class which includes Justin Bofenkamp (18.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.1 apg), Evan Boyd (3.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg), Antonio McQueen (10.2 ppg, 7.4 rpg), Jarod Misocky, Aaron Williamson, and Nate Woods (11.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg) should be the foundation to a an exciting Eagles group. McQueen and Williamson led JFK in field goal percentage with 59.2% and 52.2% respectively. Woods led the bunch in free throw shooting (69.5%). Juniors Terrance King (4.6 ppg, 2.5 apg), Hyland Burton (5.8 ppg, 2.1 apg) and Alec Burzynski (1.7 apg) lend plenty of experience also. King connected on 34.2% of his three-pointers last winter (13-38).

Outlook
First-year head coach Mark Komlanc is excited about the prospects that his team has shown so far, “The group has been committed to improving. They’ve dedicated plenty of time (in the off-season). We’ve had a handful (who’ve) been busy being a part of the excellent football team that Coach (Jeff) Bayuk and the Eagles have put together this year. (Our) seniors, juniors and others should make for an interesting and exciting season.”
Despite only posting two winning seasons in the past seven years (2010-11: 12-11; 2014-15: 13-12), the Eagles have been able to reach the District Finals three times and win the 2015 District championship during that same time span.

Stat Chat: Recent Eagle Seasons
Scoring Leader
2015-16: Justin Bofenkamp – 18.6
2014-15: Zachary Usher – 11.6
2013-14: Zachary Usher – 16.5
2012-13: Dominic Naples – `12.7

Rebounding Leader
2015-16: Antonio McQueen – 7.4
2014-15: Zachary Usher – 7.1
2013-14: Zachary Usher – 11.3
2012-13: A.J. Grant – 6.5

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