|Mike Bova-Avon Lake|
Bova might not look the part to some, but his skill set, which includes a consistent stroke out to the 3-point line, a tight handle, court vision and playing making ability, are all attributes in a top guard. In addition, Bova is a hardnosed competitor who aggressively attacks the basket. According to Ed Heben, Bova’s AAU coach, Bova can play both guard positions, is coachable and is a “great and willing passer.” According Paul McMillian, Head Coach of All-Ohio Red 2022, who has had an opportunity to compete against Bova, “…the kid can play. He’s a solid shooter who is above average and will not back down,” McMillian said.
Because Bova’s Learwood Middle School team does not open their season until January (girls play first), we don’t have any stats; however, Bova is not just good on the hardwood, he’s also a big time scorer on the grid iron, as evidenced by 20 touch downs this past middle school season. Bova also takes his studies seriously, and he has an A/B average as proof. You can catch Bova in action at our March 4th elite showcase, and again when his Ohio Shooting Stars team attends the Buckeye Prep Invitational Tournament March 31st-April 2nd. We plan to keep an eye on Bova’s development.