College Insider: Hamilton’s Robinson among local Taylor standouts

The Taylor University men’s basketball team posted a 16-15 record this season with a heavy local flavor.

Sophomore guard Ryan Robinson, a Hamilton High School graduate, was a third-team selection in the Crossroads League and ranked second in the league in free-throw percentage (89.2).

Robinson made 10 starts and was the Trojans’ leading scorer with a 17.2 average while collecting 3.6 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game. He shot 45.7 percent from the floor and 39.4 percent from 3-point range.

Junior guard Evan Crowe (Franklin) started 28 games and cracked the 1,000-point mark for his career. He ended the season with 1,035.

Crowe averaged 12 points, 4.7 boards and 1.2 assists per contest, shooting 44 percent from the field, 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free-throw line.

Senior guard Tim Fleming (Fairfield) made 21 starts and averaged 4.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game. He shot 74.5 percent from the charity stripe.

Taylor, located in Upland, Ind., is coached by former Middletown coach and Hamilton graduate Josh Andrews. He’s directed the Trojans the last five seasons.

• Senior guard Christian Jones (Hamilton) earned a spot on the Ohio Athletic Conference second team and finished his Wilmington career with 1,379 points, good for seventh place on the school’s all-time scoring list.

Jones averaged 19.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game this year for the Quakers (11-14). He shot 45.6 percent from the floor, 39.5 percent from 3-point range and 86.5 percent from the line.

Men's indoor track & field: Mount Union sophomore Sean Sherman (Fenwick) finished second in the shot put at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships in Columbus on Feb. 23-24.

His best throw covered 54 feet, 10.25 inches as the Raiders captured their seventh straight OAC title.

Sherman will compete at the NCAA Division III Championships this weekend in Birmingham, Ala. He’s seeded sixth in the shot put.

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