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Huntington Hoops Season Summary Huntington University Foresters

2018-19 Men's Basketball


Season: 
Go Foresters!

HU Head Coach
Ty Platt

Coach Platt

End of 2017-18 Season

Overall Coaching
Record: 172-141

Crossroads League
Record: 78-96

CL Tournament
Record: 3-9

NAIA Tournament
Record: 0-1


Forester Success
in Recent Years


      5 Conference Titles

      5 Tournament Titles

      7 NAIA Tournaments

         5 Sweet Sixteens

         2 Final Fours

         1 Runner Up

Intra-League Records
Over Past Ten Years


Crossroads League
Efficiency Ratings


Forester Season Update as of Dec 8, 2018
   The Foresters have 9 wins (75% wins) at this point of the 2018-19 season, averaging 83.58 points a game.  Their high game to date is 112 points versus Wright State-Lake (Oct 30).  They are allowing 74.25 points a game, for an average scoring margin of +9.33 points.
   HU is scoring on 50.6% of their possessions, averaging 1.100 points per offensive possession and allowing their opponents just 0.978 points per possession.  In Crossroads League games, the Foresters are producing 1.053 points per possession while allowing their opponents 1.093 points per possession.   
   Huntington is providing 16.5 assists per game with an assist/turnover ratio of 1.424 overall (1.735 in League games).  The team is providing assists on 42.9% of their scoring possessions and 55.0% of their field goals.  They are experiencing turnovers on 15.2% of their possessions.
   HU is pulling down 37.0 rebounds per game with a rebound margin of -0.4 per game.  Their offensive rebounding efficiency is 21.9%, while their defensive rebounding efficiency is 74.0% (expressed as percent of total opportunity).   
   Tyler Arens leads the team in scoring with 18.3 points a game.  Caleb Middlesworth is second on the list with 16.8 points a game.  Konner Platt is third in scoring with 15.7 points a game.
   Many are contributing to the team's results:  25 points or more have been scored in a game 7 times by 3 different players; 20 points or more have been scored 14 times by 4 different players; 15 points or more have been scored in a game 27 times by 6 different players; 10 points or more have been scored 47 times by 8 different players.
   Outstanding production by individual Foresters to date this season:
     David Arens - 6' 7 Freshman, Sweetser, Ind. (Redshirt) Season Stats
     Tyler Arens - 36 points (vs Grace), 13 boards (vs Manchester) Season Stats
     Spencer Ballinger - 12 points (vs Silver Lake), 7 boards (vs Silver Lake) Season Stats
     James Gardner - 7 boards (vs East-West), 4 points (vs Manchester) Season Stats
     Wyatt Hughes - 12 points (vs East-West), 5 boards (vs Silver Lake) Season Stats
     Drew Johnson - 6' 5 Freshman, Pandora, Ohio (Redshirt) Season Stats
     Nick Macon - 19 points (at Concordia MI), 12 assists (vs Manchester) Season Stats
     Caleb Middlesworth - 36 points (vs Manchester), 8 boards (vs Wright St-Lake) Season Stats
     Zac Owens - 31 points (vs Wright State-Lake), 9 boards (vs Bellevue) Season Stats
     Konner Platt - 24 points (vs Wright State-Lake), 8 boards (vs Wright State-Lake) Season Stats
     Luke Reust - 2 points (vs Manchester), 2 assists (vs East-West) Season Stats
     Riley Vitales - 1 points (vs East-West), 1 board (vs Manchester) Season Stats
     Peyton West - 11 assists (vs Taylor), 9 points (vs Taylor) Season Stats
   Andrew Yoder - 16 points (vs East-West), 4 boards (vs East-West) Season Stats
 
   The Foresters are shooting 47.5% from the field overall this season, including 39.6% from beyond the arc.  To date, they have been successful on 86.1% of their free throws.  They are holding their opponents to just 41.9% from the field overall, including 34.6% from three-point range.
   In Crossroads League games, HU is shooting 43.9% from the field, including 40.8% from beyond the arc, and are making 83.6% of their free throws.  However, their opponents are shooting 44.7% from the field overall, including 33.7% from three-point range.   
   Caleb Middlesworth is the field goal percentage leader, shooting 59.9% from the field.  Tyler Arens is second in field goal percentage making 50.7% of his shots.  Zac Owens is third, putting in 48.7% of his field goal attempts.  (A minimum of 2 attempts-per-game average to qualify.)
   From beyond the arc, Nick Macon leads the team shooting 48.2% from downtown.  Caleb Middlesworth is second from long range, making 44.7% of the shots.  Tyler Arens is third, putting in 43.4% of the three-point attempts.  (A minimum of 1 attempt-per-game average to qualify.)
   At the line, Jaden Sutton has the best percentage, sinking 91.7% of attempts.  Tyler Arens has the next best percentage at the stripe, making 91.1%.  Konner Platt has the third best percentage, putting in 87.5% of his free throws.  (A minimum of 1 attempt-per-game average to qualify.)
   Rebounding is being led by Tyler Arens, pulling down 7.9 per game.  Caleb Middlesworth is second, gathering in 5.0 per game.  Konner Platt is third on the rebounding list, getting 4.8 per game.
   The assist leader is Nick Macon, handing out 5.4 assists per game.  Peyton West is second in assists, providing 3.6 a game.  Third, Konner Platt is dishing out 2.5 per game.
   Tyler Arens has 16 blocks in 12 games this season to lead the team in that category.  Caleb Middlesworth has 8 blocks so far this season.  Nick Macon leads the team in steals with 15 in 8 games to date.
   Tyler Arens leads in double-doubles with 4 posted in 12 games this season.    
   The Foresters have 1 active player in the HU 1,000 Point Club.  Tyler Arens has scored 1,107 points in his HU career and now ranks #40 in the HU 1,000 Point Club.  Konner Platt is approaching 1,000 Points.  He needs 16 more points in the remaining games to reach that plateau.  His current season average is 18.3 per game.
   Coach Ty Platt is in his 11th Season.  His overall record to date is 181-144 (55.7% wins).  His teams are 80-98 (44.9% wins) in regular season League games, and 3-10 (23.1% wins) in post-season play.
   Season records, current League standing, and recent NAIA rating:      
            2018-19 Overall Record to Date: 9 - 3
            2018-19 League Record to Date: 2 - 2
            Final League Standing: 6th place (3-way tie)
            11/27/18 NAIA D2 Poll Rating: FALSE
(Photos Courtesy of Huntington University)
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