LAKE CENTRAL

Scouting the 2013-14 Lake Central Indians

2013-11-23T00:00:00Z 2014-06-24T21:03:36Z Scouting the 2013-14 Lake Central Indians nwitimes.com

Last year: 15-8, 10-4 (DAC)

Team breakdown

Seven seniors return and only one starter (Mike Miklusak) graduated from a team that played the 22nd toughest schedule in the state last year. It all starts with the Butler-bound Tyler Wideman, but it does not end there. Three quick guards — Tye Wilburn, Joe Bannister and Matt Meneghetti — will be tough on both ends of the floor. Meneghetti should be one of the area's top shooters. A better-shaped Wideman will make a very good player even better. His vertical has increased four inches and is up to 34 and 1/2. "With his size and height, he has definitely improved his athleticism," L.C. coach Dave Milausnic said. The schedule has also improved with games against Andrean, Bowman Academy, Indianapolis Tech and Hammond added. Tyler Ross will look to fill the void left by Miklusak's departure to Western Illinois. "We're simplifying everything this year," Milausnic said. "We might have got a little ahead of ourselves last year. The only thing we're worried about is the first drill of our next practice. If we work hard and bring good energy to practice we should be fine by the end of the year." — Steve Hanlon

Last season finish

Lost in Class 4A Munster Sectional championship to Munster.

Leading returning scorer

Tyler Wideman, 15.1 ppg.

Leading returning rebounder

Tyler Wideman, 8.5 rpg.

Star power

Tyler Wideman, Sr., F/C: When Butler coach Brandon Miller made the L.C. star his signature recruit, that lets opponents know where his game is. He came in at 285 pounds and has worked hard to become a physical machine. The Indians will go as far as he takes them.

Newcomer to watch

Tyler Ross, Sr., F: Last season was a "rehab" year for Ross, who came off knee surgery and spent the winter trying to get his legs and game back. Milausnic said that was accomplished and is expecting big things for a now healthy standout.

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