All-GCL South Basketball Team Announced


Posted on 2/18/2016 at 10:49 a.m.

La Salle’s Fleming, Elder’s Hofmeyer Named League’s Top Players

La Salle junior guard C.J. Fleming and Elder senior guard Frankie Hofmeyer, the top two scorers in the Greater Catholic League South Division all season in helping their teams earn a share of the league championship, have been named GCL South Co-Players of the Year.  La Salle senior Jeremy Larkin, a two-time winner of the league’s top player in football, was named the GCL South Defensive Player of the Year for the third straight season.

Elders Joe Schoenfeld, La Salle’s Dan Fleming and Moeller’s Carl Kremer shared the honor as the league’s top coach, like last season.  The three schools, with a combined 54-10 record heading into the postseason, all finished 4-2 in the GCL South for the second consecutive season.

Fleming helped the Lancers to an 18-3 overall record and a No. 2 ranking in The Enquirer’s final Division I area coaches’ poll.  The 6-foot sharpshooter averaged a league-best 19.3 points while shooting 49.8 percent (110-of-221) from the field, an impressive 43.3 percent (52-of-120) from three-point range, and an outstanding 90.5 percent (114-of-126) from the free-throw line.

C.J., son of La Salle coach Dan Fleming, was a model of consistency – scoring 14 or more points in all 20 game he played.  He had a season-high 28 points in the Lancers’ 59-40 win over Withrow back in December.  Fleming, too, was solid in GCL South games – averaging 20 points in the six league games.  Fleming, who averaged 3.2 rebounds per game, has been a league all-star three straight years.

Hofmeyer was a vital cog in Elder’s 17-4 overall record and No. 4 ranking in The Enquirer’s Division I poll.  Second only to Fleming in scoring in the league, Hofmeyer averaged  17.6 points and ranked fourth in the GCL South in steals, recording 1.3 per game.  Hofmeyer averaged 3.6 rebounds and, like Fleming, was an outstanding shooter all over the court.

A first-team All-GCL South selection last year, Hofmeyer connected on 48.4 percent (105-of-217) of his field goals and shot 42.7 percent (50-of-117) from three-point range.   He sank 78.4 percent (91-of-116) of his free throws, and scored in double figures in all but one of Elder’s game – winding up with nine point in the Panthers’ 39-37 loss at La Salle.

Larkin earned his third straight award as the league’s top defender by turning in an outstanding season that started a little late – thanks to the Northwestern University football signee helping the Lancers repeat as Division II football state champions.  In basketball, Larkin averaged 11.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 steals while playing solid defense.  He helped La Salle allow opponents to score 50 or more points a mere five times.

Here is the 2015-16 All-GCL South Basketball Team:

C.J. Fleming, La Salle, 6-0, junior
Nate Georgeton, Moeller, 5-10, senior
Frankie Hofmeyer, Elder, 6-0, senior
Jeremy Larkin, La Salle, 5-11, senior
Trey McBride, Moeller, 6-1, senior
Peyton Ramsey, Elder, 6-3, senior
Joey Sabato, Elder, 5-8, senior
Riley Voss, Moeller, 6-5, junior

Johnny Bubenhofer, St. Xavier, 6-2, senior
Tre Crigler, La Salle, 6-1, junior
Ryan Custer, Elder, 6-6, senior
Bobby Jefferson, St. Xavier, 6-4, sophomore
Sam McCracken, Moeller, 6-7, senior
Keegan McDowell, Moeller, 6-5, junior 

Next Week:  All-GCL South Bowling Team announced.