Boys’ Basketball Teams Ready To Make Mark!

November 24, 2012 by  

BURBANK – Providence, Burroughs, Bell-Jeff basketball have key returners, while Burbank lacks experience. The Guards (9-18, 3-5) qualified for the playoffs last season after placing fourth in the Santa Fe League.

BELL-JEFF

Bell-Jeff returns some key players from last season’s team. One of the Guards’ strengths will likely be guard play, as the squad has a few athletes who can handle the ball with efficiency. Bell-Jeff also has length, as it boasts two 6-foot-5 players, one at 6-4 and one at 6-3

“We will rely a lot on our guard play,” said Bell-Jeff Coach Julian Andrade, whose squad lost to eventual state champion Village Christian, 61-38, in the first round of last year’s Division V-AA playoffs. “But we can also match up with big teams pretty well.

“We really just lost one key guard from last year, Elijah Reed, and that was pretty much it. This year I think we’re going to have a lot more depth.”

Among the key returners are senior guard Will Morales, senior forward Jalen Henry and junior guard Noah De Corsi. The newcomers include junior forward Malcolm Regisford (6-5) and sophomore forward Abid Oses (6-5), who is from Panama.

“Will is going to be our best shooter,” Andrade said. “He has great range and he’s probably one of the best long-range shooters in the Valley. He has NBA three-point range.”

In the race for the Santa Cruz League title — Bell-Jeff won a crown in 2011 — Andrade said it should be a tough experience.

“St. Anthony has a new coach that came over from La Verne Lutheran, so they should be good,” he said. “Then you have St. Genevieve, so it’s going to be very tough. Either St. Anthony runs away with this or us and St. Anthony give them a surprise.”

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