Wednesday, May 18

    CVC Boys Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll

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    Coaches from around the Chagrin Valley Conference were surveyed to determine which teams are expected to shine this winter.

    Here’s a look at the results by division along with those players who earned the Preseason All-Conference nod.

    Click a school name for an in-depth preview.


    1. Beachwood
    2. Chagrin Falls
    3. Orange
    4. West Geauga
    5. Hawken

    Preseason All-Conference

    • Josh Norton, Chagrin Falls
    • Daryl Houston, Beachwood
    • Xavier Perez, Chagrin Falls
    • Jalen Minter, Beachwood
    • Eli Buchanan, Hawken


    1. Lakeside
    2. Harvey
    3. Perry
    4. Geneva
    5. Edgewood

    Preseason All-Conference

    • Rod Coffee, Harvey
    • Brandon Ford, Lakeside
    • Hassan Jones, Harvey
    • Jaylen Anderson, Perry
    • Saivion Colbert, Lakeside


    1. Richmond Heights
    2. Independence
    3. Lutheran West
    4. Cuyahoga Heights
    5. Brooklyn
    6. Trinity

    Preseason All-Conference

    • Josiah Harris, Richmond Heights
    • Jamarr Talbert, Richmond Heights
    • Kyle Zygmunt, Independence
    • Jaiden Basinger, Brooklyn
    • Tyler DeSimpelare, Lutheran West


    1. Kirtland
    2. Grand Valley
    3. Crestwood
    4. Wickliffe
    5. Cardinal
    6. Berkshire

    Preseason All-Conference

    • Trent Jakacki, Crestwood
    • Joey Grazia, Kirtland
    • Chase Fortkamp, Wickliffe
    • Ashton Zupancic, Grand Valley
    • T.J. Green, Kirtland
    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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