Head coach Jordan Nowell returns for his 6th season to lead the Lions. Coach Nowell is excited to see what this group of athletes can achieve. “This is one of the hardest working teams that I’ve had. They have a lot of potential and one of our strengths is going to be our hustle. The guys get after it and it is very refreshing to see,” said Coach Nowell.
The Lions add eight new faces to the team this season. Key additions:
AJ Anthony: AJ is a 5’9 transfer from Memphis, TN. AJ is very talented and works extremely hard. He has been named a captain of the team and that is a tribute to his hard work and knowledge of the game of basketball.
Nick Lentz: Nick is a 6’6 true freshman from Onida, SD. Nick is a great rebounder and will be called upon to give much needed height to the front court. Nick runs the floor extremely well and is a great defender. He will get plenty of opportunity to help the Lions this year.
JD Pratt: The Lions welcome back JD after a year off. He is a 5’10 guard from South Whitley, IN. The only thing that out-does his shooting is his ability to think the game. JD is one of the smartest players Coach Nowell has coached. He’s very observant on the floor.
Kris Lauder: Kris is a 5’9 guard and a local player from Ellendale High. Coach Nowell is very excited about what he has seen from Kris so far. He’s an extremely hard worker with great speed and quickness.
Peter Knitt: Peter joins the team as a 6’4 freshman from Oshkosh, WI. Peter is a shooting/slashing forward that brings a great attitude and work ethic. Peter adds a different dimension with his cutting ability that will really help us this year.
The Lions return 6 players from last year’s squad. Key Returners:
Mikey Rosario: Mikey returns for his junior season. He was second on the team last season in scoring and steps into more of a leadership role this year. Mikey is one of the most well-rounded athletes on the team.
Pete Enos: Pete is a 6’1 sophomore that will be asked to step up and be a utility player for the Lions. Pete’s hard work is easily recognizable. He’s someone that can do a little bit of everything, from rebounding, and passing, to scoring.
Josh Bialik: Josh is a 6’5 center from Delta Junction, Alaska. Josh is a sophomore and will be the force in the middle this season for the Lions. He’s an incredibly hard worker that will be a pain in the sides of the opponents this year.