Gilbert will build around three returning starters and five other lettermen in its quest fort an improved boys basketball showing this season.
Senior guard/forward Matt Stegall, senior guard Bam Robinson and junior forward/center Cole Jennings are the returning starters in the fold. Sophomore guard Mikie Robinson, senior guard Johnny Bowers, junior forward/center Luke Shumpert, senior forward Ben Watkins and senior forward Demetrius Haltiwanger all saw varsity playing time a year ago. Senior forward Tyler Brewer, who may be the most improved player on the team, could also play a big role.
“With a year of experience this team could surprise some people this year,” said copach Stewart Kennerly. “We were picked by the coaches in our region to finish last, but our goal is a region championship.”