By Chris Chaney
Despite ending the 2013-14 hoops season in the middle of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference, a handful of Clermont County student-athletes were named to the league’s All-Star team.
Glen Este’s Tyler Flanigan and Logan Harris, along with Milford’s Trevor Bullock and Will Hannah headlined the nine members of the Trojans’ and Eagles’ teams who were selected, each earning First Team distinction.
Flanigan, a 6-foot-3 senior guard, was the league’s second leading scorer averaging 22.5 points per game. He also added 5.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.8 steals per contest.
The senior’s season highlights included scoring 20 points or more in 12 of the 18 games he played this year. He went for 34 and 41 points — his two highest scoring outputs — in back-to-back games on Dec. 14 and Dec. 20 against New Richmond and Loveland, respectively.
Flanigan’s teammate, Harris, wasn’t far behind. The 6-1 guard put in 12.4 points per game, 1.9 steals, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per night. Harris scored a season-high 27 points in a Dec. 10 loss to Turpin.
Senior Kyle Keszei was a Second Team selection. The point guard averaged 10.6 points per game, 4.3 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.
Lastly for Glen Este, senior Tyler Burdick was an All-Conference Honorable Mention. The undersized forward averaged 1.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game this season.
The Trojans finished their season 10-13 overall and 3-9 in the ECC. Their season ended with a first-round loss to Mount Healthy in the Division I sectional tournament.
As for the First Teammers from Milford, 6-foot-9 senior Trevor Bullock was the Eagles’ force on the low block. The 200-pound forward averaged 10.7 points per game and led the league with 7.8 rebounds per contest. He also racked up just under two blocks and 1.1 steals per game.
Bullock recorded four double-doubles on the season, his most impressive stat line coming in the season-opener against Sycamore when the senior went for 21 points and 17 rebounds. Interestingly enough, Bullock had six games where he grabbed at least as many rebounds as points that he scored.
Joining Bullock with the First Team honors was junior swingman Will Hannah. Hannah averaged 11.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals per night.
The 6-foot-4 junior was the Eagles’ leading scorer and topped the 20-point plateau three times this season. His best performance came in a late-season 68-65 win over co-league champions Walnut Hills. Hannah scored 23 points on just 4-5 shooting, doing most of his damage from the foul line where he went 15-16. He dished out four assists, blocked four shots and grabbed two rebounds as well.
Receiving Second Team recognition for their stellar play for the Eagles were Ryan Gallimore and Brad Hall.
Gallimore averaged 6.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and nearly one steal per game for the Eagles. The junior guard scored in double figures five times, including three times in a row around the turn of the New Year.
Hall, a 6-foot-2 guard, averaged 7.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 1.6 blocks per game his sophomore season. His season-high 19 points game in a 90-71 win over Stivers on Dec. 27.
Finally for Milford, sophomore forward Ben Greenwell was an All-ECC Honorable Mention. the 6-foot-2, 200-pound small forward went for 4.8 points, 2.7 boards and 1.3 assists per game. He scored in double digits four times this season.
The Eagles finished up their 2013-14 campaign 12-11 overall and 7-5 in conference play, good for fourth place in the league. Their season came to an end with a close 40-37 loss to Oak Hills in the first round of the Division I sectional tournament.