McDONALD, Ohio (WKBN) – McDonald looks to rebound from a disappointing 6-win season, a year ago. The Blue Devils will be led by a trio of returning starters in seniors Greg Costantino (15.1 ppg) and Nolan Agler (3.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg) along with junior Wyatt Wolford (8.5 ppg, 4.0 apg).

Coach James Franceschelli states, “We’ll lean on our seniors for leadership on-and-off the court. We bring back our point guard Wyatt Wolford, who’s another coach on the floor for us. Expectations are always high so we expect to work hard and continue the tradition that has been handed down for years and get back to our winning ways.”

Costantino will be asked to continue in his development on the court. “We’re going to rely heavily on Greg,” says Franceschelli. “We expect big things from him this year. He’s a great asset to have both on and off the court. We’ll also rely on our seniors as a whole to lead this group.”

The other seniors that will be suiting up for the Blue Devils will be guard Shane Stoops and forwards Joey Skowron and Kyle Crown. Franceschelli points to junior Zach Shobel and freshmen Drew Zajack and Joey Cappuzzello as three others who will be asked to play significant minutes this winter.

“A lot will ride on how fast our young guys mature,” Franceschelli indicates. “We expect major minutes from some freshman this season. One thing I’m sure about is that our guys have the right mindset and will work to get where we need to be.”

McDonald begins the season at Bristol on November 29.

McDonald Blue Devils
Fast Facts
Head Coach: James Franceschelli
2021-22 Record: 6-17 (5-9), T-6th place in MVAC Scarlet Tier
2021-22 Post-Season Finish: Lost to Wellsville (58-44), in Sectional Semifinal
Last 5-Years: 85-38 (70.2%)

2021-22 Team Stats
Scoring Offense: 46.2
Scoring Defense: 55.7
Rebounding: 26.5
Free Throw Percentage: 61.0%
Three-Point Percentage: 31.1%

Individual Statistical Leaders
Scoring: Michael Porter, 15.3
Rebounding: Nolan Agler, 7.2
Assists: Wyatt Wolford, 4.0
Steals: Wyatt Wolford, 1.4
Free Throw Percentage: Michael Porter, 78.0%
Three-Point Percentage: Greg Costantino, 38.9%

2022-23 Schedule
Nov. 29 – at Bristol
Dec. 3 – Badger
Dec. 10 – at Maplewood
Dec. 13 – at Mineral Ridge
Dec. 16 – Waterloo
Dec. 20 – Jackson-Milton
Dec. 27 – Girard
Dec. 28 – at Columbiana
Dec. 29 – at Heartland Christian Tournament
Dec. 30 – at Heartland Christian Tournament
Jan. 3 – Lowellville
Jan. 6 – at Western Reserve
Jan. 10 – at Sebring
Jan. 13 – Springfield
Jan. 17 – West Branch
Jan. 20 – Mineral Ridge
Jan. 24 – at Waterloo
Jan. 27 – at Jackson-Milton
Jan. 31 – at Lowellville
Feb. 3 – Western Reserve
Feb. 7 – Sebring
Feb. 10 – at Springfield
Feb. 14 – at Lakeview