Saturday, January 16, 2021

Men’s Basketball looks to improve from last year

It’s that time of the year to que “Basketball” by Kurtis Blow and yell at the top of your lungs, “Let’s go Roos!”

The men’s basketball season started with a tough slate of road games.

There are many returning players, and they “have great chemistry,” according to Sophomore guard Steven Dulley.

There are three freshman on the Roos this year: Kenny Strawbridge, Kaleb Roy and Will Mangum. For them, college basketball is new and exciting experience.

“It’s great playing the sport I love with other people that love playing it as well,” said Strawbridge. “It can be tough at times but with the great teammates I have, they all help me out and give me advice on the stuff I struggle with.”

It’s not just the players that are excited about the coming season. Head coach Kareem Richardson has high hopes for his team this season.

The teams is made up of sophomores and juniors with only one returning senior, but Richardson hopes the team can learn from its losses last year to come back better this year.

We hope to put ourselves in the position to make it to Las Vegas [for the Western Athletic Conference tournament],” said Richardson

Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal announced that all home games will be played at Swinney Recreation Center starting in January. This change comes with great hopes from the players and head coach.

“Hopefully it can duplicate the atmosphere from a few years ago from postseason game,” Stated Richardson, recalling the last time the Roos played at Swinney.

The players agree that this move is good news for the team.

“It’s a great idea, because it will get people more involved,” said Dulley.

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