Basketball Looks to Take Off

Bailey Rush is a sport management student in his junior year.

Bailey Rush is a sport management student in his junior year.

By Cadet Bailey Rush

The Citadel Bulldogs’ basketball team looks to have a great season with four out of their five starters returning from last year’s team.  Mike Groselle was a huge makeup of the team on offense and defense the past four years, and the coaches look for freshman Tom Koopman to help fill his role.  The freshman clearly has some big shoes to fill as Groselle was the center of the team and was a great leader on the court.

Confidence is very high for the players and coaches right now as they are coming off of a well-played trip to Canada for three exhibition games in which they came out on top in one of them.

It is said that there are high hopes for the new talent that is coming to the team this year.  There will be some key freshmen on the hardwood that will get playing time.  Ashton Moore stated that they all had good, key minutes in the exhibition games.

At this point, the starting lineup for this upcoming season could look like Marshal Harris at point guard, Ashton Moore at the shooting guard, Matt Van Sycoc and Dylen Setzekorn at the forward positions, and Koopman in the post.

Tom Koopman-Ian Shalapata-2-1

The team has high expectations to win more games in the league.  It could be a good year for the veterans as there are some big-time leaders on this team that can help the Bulldogs to a surprising season.

Cadet Bailey Rush is a member of the baseball team.

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