By: Will Acuna
Pridetime Senior Editor
The Brien McMahon basketball team has a lot of potential for this upcoming winter season with high expectations from each player and most importantly the new head coach.
The number one question being asked all throughout the school is, will the boys’ basketball team be any good this year?
Jason Tagariello (‘19), has full faith for his coach and teammates saying, “I think this year will definitely be a positive year because we have some people from varsity last year that are returning and they can just put their talent on the court once again.”
The team has some amazing talent and experience, and when asking Justin Longo (‘19) who will bring it to the team, without a thought he said, “Saikwon Williams because he is an all-around great player. He can dunk on kids and he is very athletic with a great mid-range shot!”
However, with a new year comes change. From new leaders on the team, losing a good amount of seniors, and having an entirely new head coach, the boys are preparing for any challenges that might be presented in the 2018-2019 season.
When talking about changes, varsity player Peter Neglia (‘19), says, “I’m not worried at all. Last year we had about seven juniors on varsity, so I think the returning players will be good role models for others.”
So how do the boys feel about their new head coach (Mr. Laprad)?
Longo mentioned, “I love coach Laprad, I think he is such a good head coach and he is someone we need for the team.”
Tryouts for the freshmen boys’ basketball team will be held on November 29 and November 30 at 6:30-8:30 p.m in the Mary Kehoe and Ralph King Gymnasium.
Tryouts for the JV and Varsity boys’ basketball team will be held on November 29 and November 30 at 2:30-4:30 p.m in the Mary Kehoe and Ralph King Gymnasium.