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West Geauga’s Josh Irwin named Freshman of the Year

PEPPER PIKE–West Geauga’s Josh Irwin on Sunday was named the 2018 Ohio Varsity Boys Basketball Freshman of the Year.

Irwin, who received the award at halftime of the Ohio Varsity Underclassmen Showcase at Ursuline College, averaged 15.2 points, 11 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals per game in leading the Wolverines to the Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division championship. He shot 44-percent from the floor (133-300) and 31-percent from behind the 3-point arc (34-108)

“Josh is a rare freshman that does not come along very often,” said West Geauga coach Jeff Javorek. “He finished the year leading the area in rebounding and was one of few players to average a double-double for the season. He finished the season with 13-straight double-doubles. He is one of the first players in our conference history to win the CVC MVP as a freshman.”

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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