Boy’s Basketball 2017 Preview

Maximilian Ludaescher

Varsity Coaches: Darin O’Connell, Jeff Blue

JV Coach: Isaac Trotter

Last year Wins/Losses: 11-13

New players: The Miraftab-Salo twins, Rahi and Omeed. Transfer freshman Arav Jagroop. Freshman Lucas Wood, Alex Dolcos, and Adit Kalsotra


What to look forward to: The varsity team this year still has many of their starters from last year, which is a positive, since they have had some months to work on their game. One of Uni’s most successful subbie boys basketball teams will play this year, along with some new and improved players. There’s no ignoring the excitement surrounding the upcoming season that starts in November. Open gyms have already taken place since mid-summer, allowing for several players to get to know the new coach and improve. Steven Blanke said, “We’ll definitely do better. There’s just a wider variety of skill this year.”

There will be about 40 players in total this year.


A look back: Last year’s squad was held back by a number of injuries. Noah Blue reached a milestone of 1000 points scored. Uni finished second at the Tri-County Turkey Tournament. Uni also finished third in the conference tournament.


Key to success: As long as the team can stay healthy this year, Uni will most likely finish with a winning record. The new JV Coach will also have to prove his leadership abilities.


Players that will be missed from last year: Ethan Simmons, Varun Chopra, Daniel Vardy, Clark Ping