Varsity basketball begins new chapter

Varsity basketball begins new chapter

By Otila Castaneda Posted December 16, 2022

The varsity boy’s basketball team is looking forward to a successful season. This year the program will be different with Nate Green as the head coach and a fresh start.

“I feel like we have a really solid team this year with lots of young talented players with high potential,” said Jordan Bills. “I’m excited to see how good we can be this year with the potential we have. Our new coach is one of the best basketball players I know. If we can learn even half of the skills he has then we are going to be a really good team this year.”

This year the players have the confidence they are going to win a lot more games and can rely on each other to build the team up. 

“We have a lot of movement in the offense and a lot of speed in the defense,” said Justin Scott. “We also have a few young players that will be studs this whole season for us.” 

Nate Green will be the new varsity head coach and holds his expectation at a reasonable level for how he thinks the season will go.

“Being that this is my first year as the head varsity coach, I believe that this year is going to be a learning process for all of us, the players and coaches,” said Green. “I really want to focus on the things that we can control like our commitment to the team, work ethic, and ability to trust one another. We are looking forward to the season and we’re all excited to get started.”

Last year the boy’s basketball team finished third in the 3A Northern-East area. The team lost many players such as Iysis Arriola, Zach Fernandez, Kaiden Boyles, Giovani Sapien, Ismael Magana, Cal Peters, Kaid Sanchez, and Marcos Rodriguez. The returning players are sophomore Jaden Jimenez, sophomore Matthew Casalez, senior Justin Scott, senior Isaac Danner, senior Lance Brinegar, and senior Jordan Bills. Upcoming players are senior Frank Davis, senior Jeremiah Grasmick, junior Chandler Leiter, junior Dempsey Jenkins, junior Anthony Guzman, junior Kasyn Garner, and junior Jack Delong.