The boys’ basketball team is looking forward to their hard work paying off by making it to the state playoffs and even to the state championship. This year, the team has four seniors. After graduating six seniors last year, the team is looking for new leadership from Sean McDonough, Cullen Davis, Grant Frerking and Harrison Cook.
Moving down to Division 1A, the team will face primarily new competition. Because the number one rival for the boys’ team was GAC last year, their hardest competition this season will be Holy Innocents’, St. Francis, Lovett, Marist and St. Pius, according to Assistant Coach Eric Damm.
After failing to make it to the state tournament last year, the team’s goal is to make it into the state playoffs this year.
Junior Christian McLean said that he is most excited for “winning games” this season. He also said that his favorite part of the team are “the tickling sessions after practice and Kyle [Cleveland] dunking on me.”
The team is a close-knit group, with 12 players in total. Senior Sean McDonough said, “My favorite part of the team is the comradery.”
McDonough has verbally committed to Sewanee: The University of the South, and he is the only senior out of the four that has already committed to play basketball in college.
This year the boys’ team will be seeing mostly new competition, and will have to adjust their game plans accordingly.
Assistant Coach Eric Damm said that his favorite part of the team this year is that “[the] team has great chemistry and they have worked extremely hard during the off season. I’m excited to see our new up tempo style of basketball. We are going to play faster on offense and press more defensively. This should create more excitement at our games!” said Damm.