Northern Potter Panthers
Head coach: Travis Brown
2019-20 Record: 9-13
Top returning players: Carter Anderson (Sr., G, 20.1 ppg, 890 career points), Tre Slawson (Sr., G, 9.7 ppg), Ryan Langworthy (Sr., G 7.0 ppg)
Top players lost: Ezra Sprow (5.7 ppg), Tanyon Brown (3.6 ppg)
Key newcomers: Nolen Smith (Fr., G, Has some good ball skills and plays solid defense. Once he figures out the speed of the game, I believe he will be an asset to us. We have three additional players that played sparingly last season at the varsity level.
Keys to the season: I believe if that if we can get our top six players up to speed, we can have a successful season this year. With the shortened season, I am optimistic that we can finish .500 or better. As for individual accolades, Carter Anders is 110 points away from 1,000 in his career, something that hasn’t been done on the boys’ side at Northern Potter since 1996 … I believe that our key to success is going to be our DYJ (Do your job) approach. If everyone buys into this concept then we will be successful. We are not a very deep team nor a big team however I believe that we have a lot of heart and hustle. If everyone does their individual job for the team we will be fine this season. Some players are scores, some of them are defenders and rebounders, and some of them are the glue. They know who they are.
Things your team was doing during the COVID-19 pause of winter sports: As for Covid is has been a struggle for everyone, from wearing a mask on the floor to the constant changing of schedules and such however these boys just want to play. They are willing to do the necessary things that we have to do to play. We have a senior-heavy group and they know this could be their last year of ever playing basketball so they will follow all the rules to stay safe and still have the ability to play the game.