(2-21-20) The 2020 All-Mercer County League Boys Basketball Team was named.

MCL Champion Ft. Recovery placed two players on the team.  Clay Schmitz, who led the Indians with over 5 rebounds a game and was 70% at the free throw line. Derek Jutte, who had over 4 assists a game. The two were key parts of the Indians winning the 2019-20 MCL Championship. (Note: Ft. Recovery had no players in double-digits this season)

The high-scoring Parkway Panthers place three players on the team. Caleb Kinney is the MCL scoring leader with 19 points a game and 8 rebounds a game. Dylan Hughes led the MCL in rebounding with almost 10 a game and was second in the county in scoring with a 15 point average. . The only Sophomore making the team is Caden Slusher, who scored almost 11 points game, led the county with 48 3-pointers, shot 87% from the FT line and had almost 3 assists a game.

St. Henry placed Riley Link on the team with a 12 point scoring average, thanks to 37 3-pointers and shooting 75% from the FT line.

Caleb Kinney, Riley Link and Clay Schmitz
Caleb Kinney, Riley Link and Clay Schmitz

2019-20 All-Mercer County League Boys Basketball Team

  • Caleb Kinney – Parkway, 6’2 Senior
  • Dylan Hughes – Parkway, 6’3 Junior
  • Caden Slusher – Parkway, 5’10 Sophomore
  • Derek Jutte – Ft. Recovery, Junior
  • Clay Schmitz – Ft. Recovery, Junior
  • Riley Link – St. Henry, 5’8 Senior
Derek Jutte and Dylan Hughes and Caden Slusher
Derek Jutte and Dylan Hughes and Caden Slusher

The All-MCL team is made up of 2 Seniors, 3 Juniors and 1 Sophomore.

For more postings and a look back on past MCL teams check outMercer County League Reports

Why the MCL?

To add a little extra excitement to the high school basketball season SSN again will bring you the Mercer County League.

The first year SSN introduced the (mythical) MCL was in 2018-19.

All six Mercer County high schools are included, actual head to head match-ups between the schools that will determine a MCL champion in both boys and girls basketball.