Varsity boys basketball has so far been able to overcome the graduation of last years’ star players and put together a strong starting team. The boys are working to make up for the loss of alums Nolan Jake and Matt Eberle, who helped carry the team last year and has since moved on to play college basketball. The team has looked to younger players to keep the depth of the team’s bench.
“I’m expecting a lot of people to step up, including me, because we lost a lot of players last year,” senior Nemin Htet said.
The team has been working well together and is especially close this year off the court, as many players have known each other for years. This also helps with the smooth team dynamics because many players have been playing together since JV and before, so they are able to understand how each other player likes to work. Varsity is looking strong with a 5-1 record (12/8), with only one loss to De Anza High School, but competition is still tough so even the non-starters are working to earn their spot.
“Everyone works hard during practice even if they don’t get much time during the game,” junior Connor Altinger said.