Most seasons a roster with only three seniors would indicate a team is in rebuild mode. That is not the case for KVHS Crusader this year however. Despite having a young team, the Crusaders should be a much improved team and will be in the hunt for a high playoff seed coming out of the Southern Conference.
Led by last season’s MVP, Colin Loughery (6’3″ Senior), the Crusaders will have a front line that can provide the defensive rebounding and rim protection found on championship calibre teams. This season Colin will be looking to join a very exclusive group of players at KVHS that have scored 1000 points and grabbed 500 rebounds for their career.
Joining Colin in the frontcourt is a pair of athletic, defensively-versatile power forwards Okyay Kepenek (6’5 Senior) and Jonah Peterson (6’4″ Sophomore) who can run the floor. In the middle are a couple of young centers Ethan Walker (6’5″ Junior) and Noah Ozkaynak (6’5″ Junior) who will provide low-post scoring and offensive rebounding as the season progresses.
This season also sees the return of Ryan Scott (6’3″ Senior) who spent last season in British Columbia focusing on baseball. With Ryan back in Blue and White, the Crusaders add another athletic wing player who will be a match-up problem for many teams. In the back-court with Ryan will be Dallen MacDougall (6’2″ Junior) who spent the offseason developing a solid offensive game. Dallen will be out to prove to everyone he’s much more than just a defensive specialist.
Also returning this season is Keegan Miller (5’9″ Sophomore) who was “Mr. Everything” coming off the bench last season. He played point guard, shooting guard, and on many nights guarded post players six inches taller.
Rounding out the roster are point guards Ryan Pollard (5’11” Sophomore) and Micah Wilson (5’8″ Junior), athletic wing Ethan McKee (6’2″ Junior), and perhaps the team’s best shooter, Brady Soucy (5’11” Sophomore).
|4||Dallen MacDougall (captain)||6’2″||11||Guard|
|10||Colin Loughery (captain)||6’3″||12||Forward|