Follow us Online
For the latest in boys basketball news, follow us on Twitter @spsmbb
and Instagram @spsmbb
Season Outlook 2019-2020
The expectations are high on the boys varsity basketball team this season. Last season the Big Red finished with a 9-13 record, but this record included five solid Class A wins. We also finished strong last season, winning the last two in a row and three of the last four overall (with two of those wins coming in OT). On top of that, we returned all major statistical leaders except for one. With this growth, potential, and some new faces, the expectation is that this year marks another significant step forward for the program. Our team word for the season is the same as last year: “prove”, as we still have work to do to carve out our place amongst traditional Class A powerhouses and in the Lakes Region League.
Leading the charge this year will be four-year senior and captain Jordan Geronimo, who led the team in points, rebounds, and blocks last year, and who recently signed to continue his basketball career at Indiana University. Other returning senior contributors are big men Conor Dunleavy and Parker McQuarrie, who add inside scoring, screening, and rebounding, and wings Joey Corcoran and Thomas MacEachron who add outside shooting and competitiveness. In the returning junior class, captain Jack Anderson will control the game from the point guard position and Cody Appleton will add outside shooting and defensive IQ from the other guard spot.
After this, there is a slew of new faces. Coming up from the ranks of the JV are Tola Olorode and Surya Vasireddy—sophomore wings who add length, tenacious defense, and slashing ability. Then, we have five players new to SPS. Junior Graham Robinson brings a formidable inside presence and an outside shooting touch. Junior Clifton Goode brings versatility and basketball IQ on the wing. Junior Elijah White is another guard who can control the game and knock down outside shots. Austin Hiscoe, another junior, is also dangerous from beyond the arc and brings a lot of speed to the squad. The last incoming player, James Morakis, is a tough and aggressive sophomore guard.
With all of this, the 2019-20 roster is one of the more talented groups in recent memory; this has already made practices (and games) full of energy and competitiveness. Ultimately, the key for the season will be capitalizing on this talent through teamwork, execution, and positive energy.