Southeast 2B League
Last year’s record: 4-16
Nick Wales; Spencer Cordeiro; Garrett Leahy; Mat Zimmerman.
Luke Fazzari, 5-foot-9, senior; Reilly Roach, 5-11, senior; Travis Haen, 5-10, senior; Cameron Richman, 5-10, sophomore.
Projected varsity squad
Luke Fazzari, 5-9, senior; Reilly Roach, 5-11, senior; Travis Haen, 5-10, senior; Matt Moore, 6-1, senior; Ben Miedena, 5-9, junior; Juan Cortez, 5-7, junior; Darryl Galloway, 5-9, junior; Adam Eskil, 5-10, junior; Emile LeConte, 5-10, junior; Connor Richard, 6-2, sophomore; Cameron Richman, 5-10, sophomore.
With DeSales’ football run to the class 2B quarterfinals over, seniors Fazzari and Roach have traded in the football spikes for basketball sneakers and will be expected to lead the way for the Irish on the hardwood.
“Reilly and Luke will make a difference. It will be the first year for them that they have run the same offense two years in a row.
“We don’t have to re-teach everything. That will make a significant difference. We’ll be a lot more competitive.
“We don’t have size and that’s a concern. We’ve got good team speed and we’ll count on extreme defensive effort and transition basketball (to offset the height disadvantage).
“We (players and coaches) are all feeling more comfortable. (On the floor), we’re hoping to increase the pace and go from there.
“Don’t count our guys out. Every single one of them works hard enough to be in the hunt.”
— Allyn Griffin