All-SSN Player of the Year – Micaiah Cox – Ft. Recovery – photo courtesy Pat Agler


(2-27-17) This years All-SSN Boys Basketball team is a good mixture of veterans and young players.  The seven members of the group,  includes three Seniors, two Juniors and two Sophomores. Height is not a problem with four players 6’4 or better and shooting behind the arc includes two sharp-shooters.

2017 All-SSN Boys Basketball Team

Micaiah Cox – Ft. Recovery – 6’5 – Senior – Player of the Year

  • Jay Houck – Jay County – 6’5 – Senior

  • Kole Murlin – Celina – 6’1 – Junior

  • Tyler Schlarman – St. Henry – 6’0 – Junior

  • Mason Baxter – Parkway – 6’1 – Sophomore

  • Nathan Bruns – Marion Local – 6’5 – Sophomore

  • Dylan Thobe – Coldwater – Senior – 6’4 – Senior


Ft. Recovery’s Micaiah Cox is the SSN Player of the Year, during his four years he has been a big part of the Indians success. This season he averaged over 16 points and 8 rebounds a game.  At 6’5 his defense keeps control of the lane at both end of the floors. Cox became the 16th Indian to score a 1,000 points in his career.



Jay County’s Jay Houck became a career 1,000 point scorer and has been a big part of the Patriots success. His inside presence has been a big asset over his career.

Coldwater’s Dylan Thobe – photo courtesy Pat Agler

The other Senior is Dylan Tobe, coming of a very successful football season, he helped Coldwater this season on the floor as well, one of the top 3-point shooters in Mercer County and he averaged over 12 points a game.

St. Henry’s Tyler Schlarman – photo courtesy Pat Agler

Tyler Schlarman, the 6’0 Junior was a steady influence for St. Henry this season, averaging almost 14 points and 7 rebounds a game.

Celina’s Kole Murlin – photo courtesy Snap In Time Photography

Despite an off-year for Celina this season, one bright spot has been 6’1 Junior Kole Murlin who is averaging 14 points and 8 rebounds a game.

Marion Local’s Nathan Bruns – courtesy Press Pro Magazine

Marion Local’s Nathan Bruns is one of the Sophomores on this years team, at 6’5 he averages 11 points and 7 rebounds a game and continues to impress and improve every time he hits the floor.

Parkway’s Mason Baxter – courtesy Nikki Fox

One of the younger teams in the MAC is Parkway, Sophomore Mason Baxter is just one of those players that have given the Panther fans something to look forward too.  Baxter is deadly from outside and is one of the top 3-point shooters in the county, he is averaging 12 points a game.

Thanks to the following – Snap In Time Photography , Nikki Fox and Pat Agler for use of photos.