Minutemen Hoopsters Optmistic In 2016-2017
Blessed with three returning starters and four returning lettermen gives first year Minutemen Head Coach Jonah Bradley a sense of excitement for the upcoming 2016-2017 season on the hardwood.
“We are young and lack height, however we have speed and the ability to shoot the basketball. We have some newcomvers that will have the opportunity to contribute,” explained Lexington Head Coach Jonah Bradley.
The Lexington athleticism and speed will be used wisely on both ends of the floor to creat the best opportunities to be successfu
The Minutemen return a trio of guards that have done a tremendous job of distribution the ball to the open man and the hot hand during the past season.
Andrew Saiz only stands 5’10” but there are many moments during the past seasons that he plays bigger than life and is lethal from beyond the arc. Saiz can get on a scoring run and change the momentum and course of the game in a heartbeat. Saiz has the tenacity as well to attack the basket as well.
Junior Easton Young has been a varsity guard throughout his high school career. Young has the potenntial to also ‘heat up’ from the field while shooting the ball. Just like Saiz, if Young starts heating up the Orange and Black will have to feed the shooter and rave reviews will result.
Doing his best to manage the game as well as score when he is needed is Kobe Block. Block was in the starting lineup as a freshman until injuries sidelined the standout. Block has the ability to just slow down and process the situations happening in front of him with actually slowing down and looking. Block has done the work in the offseason that has improved his shot as well as contiuing to polish his overall skills. Kobe Blocks improvements from freshman to sophomore year will for sure be noticeable by fans in the stands.
Doing his best to make everybody around him better, Jake Leger is always keeping his eyes up and down the court in hopes of finding a streaking teammate to convert the lay-up or high percentage scoring opportunitie. Leger also has the athleticism to attack the rim and finish or dump off the pass for an open shot from one of many of the his fellow Minutemen that are just chomping at the bit for an open look at the basket.
Helping out in the paint for the Minutemen will be Jonah Martin. Martin has the ability to stray away from the paint and has the range to make the defense pay from beyond the three-point arc.
Hunter Kiburz and Nick Saiz will see their roles continue to expand as they gain valuable experience on the hardwood.