The Rush City basketball team is coming off a year where they found themselves going through some growing pains. The Tigers won just five games a year ago and lost by 43 points in the first round of the playoffs.
The Tigers graduated just one player off from that team and will be looking to a big senior class to make sure they have an improved season.
Rush City Tiger Boys Basketball Season Preview with Jeremy Albright:
What are you most excited for this year?
It’s always exciting to start another season of Basketball. I am excited for this group of seniors who have played for a long time in our program. We went through a lot of growing pains last season and I am looking forward to seeing our improvement.
How is the roster shaping up? Do you have a lot of new players? Are you returning a lot of players? Younger? Older? Etc.
We only graduated one player from last year, so we return a lot of experience. We have 6 seniors and will be relying on their leadership and experience.
Who are a couple athletes that will stand out?
Senior Zane Hahn is a returning All-Conference player from last year. Senior Brandon Guptill is a returning Conference Honorable Mention. Both of these players have started for 3 seasons. Besides those two we are looking forward to a lot of contributions from everyone.
What are your goals?
Our goals are the same they are almost every other season- we want to finish in the top half of the conference and the section. Section is a little tougher because we play in Section 6AA which traditionally is one of the if not the most competitive sections in the state. Our other main goal is improvement from last season.
Favorite upcoming games, matches, or meets?
All of our conference games are amongst the favorites- mainly because we play them so often. Hinckley-Finlayson and Braham are probably tops on the list.
I would say that most seasons people that come to watch our team will walk away with the impression that we work hard- regardless of talent level. I think there has been a lot of improvement and we are looking forward to showing that off.
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