By David Grimes Thursday, November 25 2010 01:00
Working to play as a "team" will be one of many goals, as the Roanoke Valley Christian School boys basketball team prepares for the upcoming season.
"We have plenty of athletic ability this year," said second-year coach Alen Naff. "We have to learn to put that athleticism into "team" basketball."
Looking to improve on last year's second place finish in the VACA Southwest will be two returning starters in Jared Hundley (Jr, 5-10, G) and Nolan Brackenrich (Sr, 5-10, G). Also suiting up for the Eagles are Adam Anthony (Jr, 5-10, G), Chris Nienke (Sr, 6-0, F). Aaron Holloway (Jr, 6-0, F), Jacob Webb (Jr, 6-1, F), Ethan Law (Jr, 6-3, C), Brian Asbury (Jr, 5-11, G), Daniel Moxley (Sr, 6-0, C), Phil Watson (Sr, 6-1, F), Paul Divers (Jr, 6-0, F) and Matt Ogden (Jr, 5-11, G).
Coach Naff sees Hundley, Brackenrich, Webb, Holloway and Moxley as his probable starters.
"Hundley has good court vision and averaged 12 ppg last season and Webb can create his own shot and is a good 3-point shooter," said Naff when asked about who he though would be his top players.
When asked about the teams strengths and weaknesses, coach Naff said, "Scoring in the post will be very challenging. We have good individual players, but we have to working on playing as a team. Defense and scoring off turnovers will be keys to victory for the first half of the season.
As for the Eagles top game game of the season, the coach noted their Jan. 21 meeting at home against Auburn.
Roanoke Valley Christian, who have already played once thus far, return to hardwood on Friday, Dec. 3, when they host Dayspring Christian Academy.
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