By Chris Parker
Thomas Jefferson boys basketball has been on a robust run during the last a number of years with 4 straight seasons with a minimum of 15 wins. The Cavaliers reached new heights final 12 months profitable this system’s first district title since 2012 whereas posting a 20-6 file general. It was the primary time hitting the 20-win mark since 2010 for Thomas Jefferson.
The Cavaliers can be with out first-team all-conference choice Dhruv Gheewala this 12 months, however return three different all-conference gamers in seniors Caden Myers and Drew Goodhope and junior Jay Ball.
Myers was a second-team all-conference choice as a junior. He averaged 15.8 factors, 4 assists, 3.2 rebounds and a pair of.2 steals per sport final 12 months. He’s verbally dedicated to play at Drury subsequent 12 months.
“Caden is our major vocal chief,” Thomas Jefferson head coach Chris Myers stated. “He’s a robust, athletic child that can paved the way for us.”
Goodhope is a robust shooter who averaged 11.2 factors, 2.3 rebounds and 1.6 help per sport final 12 months. He shot 48% from three-point vary. He was honorable point out all-conference final 12 months.
“Drew is our major capturing guard,” Myers stated. “He shoots the ball in addition to anybody within the space.”
Ball, who additionally earned honorable point out all-conference honors final 12 months, can be a key participant inside standing at 6’6. He averaged 10.2 factors, 6.3 rebounds and a pair of.1 blocks per sport as a junior.
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“(He’s a) main presence inside,” Myers stated. “(He) has put a number of additional time into his sport and will have an incredible 12 months.”
Junior ahead Tyler Brouhard and senior ahead Elias Rincker return as nicely.
Brouhard is on observe to enter the beginning lineup this 12 months after averaging 2.8 factors, 1.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1 steal per sport final 12 months.
“Tyler has a ton of potential,” Myers stated. “He’s lengthy and may actually rating the basketball. He may have a agency grip on a beginning job for us this 12 months.”
Senior Jake Jarrett and junior Kip Atteberry can be newcomers to observe this 12 months.
Thomas Jefferson can be sturdy on the prime with three all-conference gamers, however should develop depth to achieve success this 12 months.
“We return three very confirmed gamers that can give us an incredible base to construct on,” Myer stated. “Depth can be our greatest subject. We’ll want a number of youngsters to step up and fill out our roster.”
Thomas Jefferson opens the season on Nov. 22 at house towards Exeter.
“I feel we can be a really balanced group. Our large man’s inside presence and our guard’s capability to shoot will give groups some bother,” Myers stated. “I anticipate that our group can be proper within the combine for convention and district championships.”