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NAME: Mark Wise
SCHOOL: Deer Park High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Winning state championship
BIRTHDATE: 5/14/2001
HEIGHT: 6'4"-195 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Deer Park
PARENTS: Din & Tamiya
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Best friends & coaches
FUTURE GOAL: College Degree

Deer Park senior point guard Mark Wise is a four-year varsity player and team captain. He has scored more than 1,300 pts in his great career, more than anyone in school history. He also holds Deer Park career records in most assists and most steals. This season, he has scored 26 pts vs. St. Augustine, 17 pts vs. Wyoming, 13 pts vs. Independence, TN, and 10 pts vs. both Finneytown and Gamble Montessori.

His junior year, Mark led the league in scoring, averaging 19 pts a game plus seven rebounds with three assists per game. He earned numerous awards, including being named CHL Co-Player of the Year, Cincinnati Enquirer Div. III Player of the Year and SWO District Div. III Player of the Year. He was named 1st team all-CHL (for the third time), 1st team all-city Div. III (Enquirer), 1st team SWO District Div. III, 1st team all-Ohio Div. III, and was a finalist for the Cincinnati.com's Sports Awards' Small School Basketball Player of the Year.

Mark played a major role as a sophomore in that incredible season when the Wildcats went an undefeated 29-0 and won the Ohio Div. III state championship, the school's first basketball state title.

Active in community service, his favorite athlete is Steve Nash, favorite entertainer is Kevin Hart, favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird, favorite movie is Love & Basketball and most-like-to-meet is Serena Williams. With multiple offers, he will play at the next level, but has not yet selected a college.



COACH'S QUOTE – "Mark is in the gym day in and day out relentlessly working his craft. Mark is a competitor; he will work tirelessly to be successful. The game is just a reflection of his willingness to invest his time in his skill sets. You can't cheat the grind, it knows how much you have invested and will not give you anything you have not worked for."
— Steven Gentry, Basketball Coach



LAROSA'S 2019-2020 MVPs
Kenady Beil

NAME: Kenady Beil
WINNER ANNOUNCED: February 11
SCHOOL: Dixie Heights High School
SPORT(S): Swimming
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 100 butterfly winner Speedo Championships, Indianapolis

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Jared Hicks

NAME: Jared Hicks
WINNER ANNOUNCED: February 4
SCHOOL: Conner High School
SPORT(S): Football-Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Single-season passing record

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Jillian Hayes

NAME: Jillian Hayes
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 28
SCHOOL: Loveland High School
SPORT(S): Basketball-Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Opportunity to play DI basketball at UC for Coach Heard.

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Cole Fisher

NAME: Cole Fisher
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 21
SCHOOL: CHCA
SPORT(S): Basketball-Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Full scholarship offers for both basketball and football

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Adam Chaney

NAME: Adam Chaney
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 7
SCHOOL: Mason High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2 Jr. Relay World Records

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Maddie Antenucci

NAME: Maddie Antenucci
WINNER ANNOUNCED: January 2
SCHOOL: Indian Hill High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020

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Steven Gentry Jr.

NAME: Steven Gentry Jr.
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 26
SCHOOL: Deer Park High School
SPORT(S): Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020

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Maddie Baker

NAME: Maddie Baker
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 19
SCHOOL: Norwood High School
SPORT(S): Cross Country-Track-Swimming
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020

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Alex Coleman

NAME: Alex Coleman
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 10
SCHOOL: Ross High School
SPORT(S): Wrestling
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020

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Kaitlyn Andrews

NAME: Kaitlyn Andrews
WINNER ANNOUNCED: December 3
SCHOOL: Loveland High School
SPORT(S): Soccer, Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2017 Soccer state championship

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Paris Johnson Jr.

NAME: Paris Johnson Jr.
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 26
SCHOOL: Princeton High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: National Honor Society

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Ellie Flower

NAME: Ellie Flower
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 19
SCHOOL: Seton High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: "Committing to my dream school."

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Darrion Henry

NAME: Darrion Henry
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 12
SCHOOL: Princeton High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Scholarship to Ohio State U.

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Kate Brock

NAME: Kate Brock
WINNER ANNOUNCED: November 5
SCHOOL: Cincinnati Country Day
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning state championship

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JuTahn McClain

NAME: JuTahn McClain
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 29
SCHOOL: Fairfield High School
SPORT(S): Football-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Scholarship to UK

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Jakob James

NAME: Jakob James
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 15
SCHOOL: Elder High School
SPORT(S): Football
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020

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Lauren Deckert

NAME: Lauren Deckert
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 8
SCHOOL: Highlands High School
SPORT(S): Soccer
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020

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Michael Mayer

NAME: Michael Mayer
WINNER ANNOUNCED: October 1
SCHOOL: Covington Catholic High School
SPORT(S): Football-Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2020
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Football & Basketball state titles

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Kelly Brenner

NAME: Kelly Brenner
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 24
SCHOOL: Roger Bacon High School
SPORT(S): Volleyball-Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Setting 3-point school record

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Miyan Williams

NAME: Miyan Williams
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 17
SCHOOL: Winton Woods High School
SPORT(S): Football-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Player of the year for Enquirer and Tri-State

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Lawson Renie

NAME: Lawson Renie
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 10
SCHOOL: Cincinnati Country Day
SPORT(S): Soccer-Track
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Winning 1st state title

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Evan Prater

NAME: Evan Prater
WINNER ANNOUNCED: September 3
SCHOOL: Wyoming High School
SPORT(S): Football-Basketball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Football state championship

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Logan Case

NAME: Logan Case
WINNER ANNOUNCED: August 27
SCHOOL: Ursuline Academy
SPORT(S): Volleyball
GRADUATING YEAR: 2019
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Back-to-back state titles

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