White Knoll’s boys basketball team is looking to build on the success achieved last season. The Timberwolves welcome the return of three starters and two other lettermen from last season’s 15-11 club that finished 7-7 in tough Region 5-4A and made the state boys basketball playoff cut for only the second time in school history.
“We are much further along than we were at this time last year,” said Bret Jones, who has been at the helm since the program’s inaugural 2000-01 campaign.
“We are not very tall but we are a pretty athletic bunch. We will look to fast break and press more with our athleticism. Region 5-4A is brutal. There was a lot of young talent last year in the league, so most teams have a lot of lettermen returning. It should be a fun region to watch.”
Senior point guard Eric White, senior center DeQuan Grooms and sophomore shooting guard Bradley Knotts are the returning starters. White averaged 7.5 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.6 steals a year ago. Grooms averaged 12.4 points and 6.3 rebounds and shot 60% for the field. Knotts averaged 4.1 points and was second on the team in 3-point shooting.
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Juniors Xenophon Singleton and Austin Duncan earned letters last years as top reserves off the bench.
Junior Quinton Creed and freshman power forward Julian Johnson are two newcomers to watch.