The boys basketball team made history last season and stunned the community with their accomplishments. With a new year and new players, the team hopes to make the best of this season.
“It was an amazing feeling to win the MIC for the first time in school history,” said junior David Bell. “It was great to see how happy the community was.”
Last year, the boys ended the season with a record of 21-3, won the title of MIC champions and made it to county. This year, the boys plan to advance their victories even further.
“Winning MIC last year showed us how much our program has improved as a whole,” said senior Jay Hines. “We’re looking to continue the winning culture by working harder, making improvements to the system and continuing to push forward to get better.”
There will be a lot of new faces on the team this year, including senior point guard Antwaan Cushingberry. Cushingberry was a late transfer from Lawrence North and, like others on the team, has high expectations for the season.
“I expect the season to go well,” said Cushingberry. “We have both younger and older guys so it that helps with team experience.”
Players Dean Tate, shooting guard, and David Bell, forward, are the only returning starters this year. It will be an adjustment for Warrior fans to see them alongside new team members.
“This year we have a few new transfers and they’re all pretty good,” said Bell. “So, the fans may see a different starting five each game.”
The boys will have their first regular season game Nov.22 at Arsenal Tech High School.
“We’re going to go out there execute and give the fans a live game,” said senior Joe Rush.