MAC boys basketball capsules
Coach: Curtis Clark (seventh season)
Last season: 10-13, 8-10 MAC (seventh location)
Impact players: D.J. Carton, 6-three, sr. (23.7 ppg., five.7 rpg.); Lucas Hayes, 6-7, Jr. (five.2 ppg., three.Three rpg.); Trevor Feller, 6-1, sr. (5.6 ppg., 1. Nine rpg., 33 made 3s)
Fresh faces: Oliver Bakeries, 6-6, so.; Blake Tyler, 6-2, sr.
Outlook: The Bulldogs are most of the league favourites behind Carton, an Ohio State signee. Bettendorf shot about 32 percentage from past the arc remaining season, but it has capable shooters round Carton with Feller, Tyler and Tyler Wellman. It also has indoors length with Hayes and Bakeries. Clark says Bettendorf will want the ones around Carton to feel confident expanding their roles.
Coach: Reggie Shipp (1st yr)
Last season: 0-22, zero-18 (tenth)
Impact players: Michael Alexander, 5-7, so. (4. Five ppg., three.Zero rpg.); Carleton Martinez-Hale, 6-2, sr. (4.1 ppg., 5.3 rpg.); Brendon Hale, five-6, so. (7. Nine ppg., 2. Three apg.)
Fresh faces: None furnished
Outlook: After 3 directly zero-22 seasons, Burlington snapped a 67-sport losing skid Tuesday night with a 56-43 win at Keokuk. Shipp, an assistant with the program final 12 months, takes over as head teacher at age 29. Amarion Davis had sixteen points for Burlington inside the season opener. Alexander and Hale noticed masses of playing time as beginners for Burlington.
Coach: Troy Ersland (1st season)
Last season: three-20, 2-16 (9th)
Impact players: LJ Henderson, 6-1, Jr. (7.4 ppg., 2.Nine rpg., three.1 apg.); Bret Myli, 6-6, sr. (7.6 ppg., 6. Nine rpg.)
Fresh faces: Freddy Williams, five-10, sr.; Max Holy, 5-10, jr.; Damarcus Knox, 6-1, Jr.
Outlook: Ersland, lately the head teacher at Janesville, admits the River Kings can be a work in progress as they put into effect a new mindset and culture. Clinton brings lower back its top scorers, however, there may be little varsity revel in past that. Henderson had a dozen of Clinton’s 22 factors in a season-establishing loss to Cedar Rapids Jefferson.
Coach: Matt Fitzpatrick (4th season)
Last season: 13-11, 10-eight (6th)
Impact gamers: Dylan Peeters, 6-7, sr. (10.8 ppg., three.9 rpg., 24 blocks); Anthony Valainis, 6-five, sr. (6. Three ppg., 7.1 rpg., 26 blocks); Sean Peeters, 6-5, Jr. (12.2 ppg., 7.7 RPG.)
Fresh faces: Logan Ehrecke, 6-2, so.; Tyler Maro, 6-8, so.; Adam Quested, 6-2, sr.; Grayson Heiser, 5-8, Jr.
Outlook: Coming off a ride to the substrate very last, Fitzpatrick’s team comes into the season with an established frontcourt inside the Peeters brothers and Valainis, all as a minimum 6-5 and combining for almost 30 factors and 20 rebounds consistent with sports closing year. The key may be the improvement of the backcourt after the commencement of 3-year starting point shield Trent Fitzpatrick.
Coach: Craig Wurdinger (15th season)
Last season: 5-17, four-14 (eighth)
Impact gamers: Diontrel Wommack, 6-2, sr. (11.1 ppg., 6.Three rpg.); Josh English, 6-three, sr. (eight.6 ppg., 4.6 rpg.); Keshawn Pegues, 6-three, sr. (eleven.5 ppg., 7 RPG.)
Fresh faces: JohnVontreal Miller, 5-10, so.; Emarion Ellis, 6-three, so.; Kaiden Phillips, 6-five, Jr.
Outlook: The Blue Devils are coming off one in all their worst seasons in recent memory, dropping eleven of their final thirteen games, but Wurdinger’s crew has soared out of the chute with wins over Dubuque Hempstead and Dubuque Senior. Central has size and athleticism in the frontcourt. The key can be the chronic development of its young backcourt.
Coach: Joe Ewen (6th season)
Last season: 15-eight, eleven-7 (T4th)
Impact gamers: T.J. Vesey, 6-2, sr. (10. Four ppg., 3.6 rpg., 2.3 apg.); Corey Prather, 6-zero, sr., (2.Nine ppg., 14 made 3s)
Fresh faces: Mekki Sisk, 6-0, jr.; Jamal Litt, 6-1, jr.; Jayden Houston, 6-2, so.; Quincy Wiseman, 6-2, so.
Outlook: North graduated 4 starters and 6 players who noticed enormous mins (greater than 50 points according to a game), but the Wildcats have to stay competitive with an athletic but younger backcourt. Sisk became the MAC’s main scorer at the sophomore stage ultimate season, and Houston had a sturdy offseason with the Quad-City Elite. Prather gives North a regular three-factor chance.
Coach: David Robinson (1st season)
Last season: 15-7, 12-6 (3rd)
Impact players: Malik Westerfield, 6-1, sr. (3.2 ppg., 2.1 rpg.); Jamil Haymond, 6-1, sr. (1. Nine ppg., 1.1 rpg.); Zach Trevino, 6-2, Jr. (3.2 ppg.)
Fresh faces: Quenton Dempsey, 6-three, sr.; Aldane Barrett, 6-7, so.; John Michael Thornton, 6-four, so.; Nacion Carruthers, 6-0, fr.; Jermaine Gardner, 5-eight, fr.
Outlook: Mark Bigler retired after 14 years main the program, and West graduated its pinnacle four scorers. Among them have been two three-yr starters in post-Brett Erwin and factor shield Kenny Clay. Robinson plans to play an uptempo style. Westerfield and Haymond are anticipated to shoulder the scoring. West has three freshmen and 4 sophomores the various 15 gamers on its roster.
Coach: John Windham (1st season)
Last season: 16-9, 11-7 (T4th)
Impact gamers: Cooper Zeck, 6-3, sr. (0.6 ppg., zero.8 rpg.)
Fresh faces: Noah Yahn, 6-2, so.; Josh Dieckman, 6-6, so.
Outlook: The Muskies graduated ninety-eight per cent in their offensive manufacturing from ultimate 12 months’ state event group, maximum notably the nation’s Mr Basketball and Iowa freshman Joe Wieskamp. Muscatine has new educated in Windham, who has 30 years of enjoying roaming the sideline. Yahn, the top player on remaining 12 months’ sophomore team, could be Muscatine’s number one offensive danger.
Coach: Shamus Budde (14th season)
Last season: 20-four, sixteen-2 (T1st)
Impact gamers: Cortaviaus Seales, 5-11, sr. (9. Zero ppg., three.8 rpg.); Ty Anderson, 6-6, Jr. (7.Four ppg., 4.Eight rpg.); Reece Sommers, 6-three, sr. (7.5 ppg., four.6 rpg., 27 made 3s); Sam Kilburg, five-10, Jr. (6.6 ppg., 2.3 RPG.)
Fresh faces: Trent Allard, 6-6, jr.; Landon Eiland, 6-four, so.
Outlook: The Lancers graduated main scorer and all-stater Corvon Seales from a state event group, but they go back the rest in their beginning lineup at the side of Carson Rollinger who saw substantial break day the bench. Of the 16 players on North Scott’s roster, eleven are juniors, inclusive of Anderson (a Northern Iowa recruit). Anderson had 18 points, eleven rebounds in Friday’s opener.
Coach: Steve Hillman (eleventh season)
Last season: 19-3, 16-2 (T1st)
Impact players: Carter Duwa, 6-zero, sr. (14.1 ppg., three.0 apg., group-excessive 49 made 3s); Hunter Snyder, 6-three, sr. (12.1 ppg., 2.Five rpg., 40 made 3s)
Fresh faces: Carter Cline, 6-3, jr.; Jacob Parker, 6-three, jr.; Cade Collier, 6-0, sr.; Jacob Townsend, 6-3, so.
Outlook: PV graduated 3 starters, which includes third group all-stater Brian Dayman, however, its backcourt returns with Duwa and Snyder (a combined 89 made 3-guidelines). The Spartans won’t have the scale as they’ve had in latest seasons, however, Hillman believes his crew can offset that with its skilled backcourt and crew defence.