Sewanhaka’s boys’ basketball team is coming off a successful shortened season, as the team finished with a 5-3 record. With most of the projected starters being guys who have had significant longevity in the program, as well as the team having some intriguing underclassmen, expectations are rightly quite high for this upcoming season.
“Our goal every year is to win a championship, and I think we have a lot of talent,” head coach Jason Allen stated. “It’s really just moving the chess pieces in the right direction.”
Sewanhaka will rely heavily on senior Kamren Denhart, as the All-County guard will look to lead the team and insert his dominance on both sides of the ball. Denhart doesn’t have a discernable flaw in his game, as Allen stated “he pretty much does everything for us.” Senior combo guard Tyler Harts will start and utilize his 6-foot-5 frame to generate mismatches on offense and be a versatile and switchable asset on defense.
Senior Christopher Cherry will operate as a primary scoring guard, as his central prerogative will be to initiate easy offense for the team as a shooter and as a passer. Senior J’Den Lloyd is a starting forward, as he will combine exceptional rebounding capabilities with competent ball-handling. Senior Jonathan Edouard will utilize his size to provide a sturdy interior presence. Sophomores Jordan Tucker and Dylan McLennon will provide key minutes off the bench.
For the Indians, this season will be determined by how well they utilize the immense talent they possess.
“I have a really good team and I don’t even know what the ceiling is for us yet,” Allen explained. “I think we’ll be one of the better teams in the county. I think we’ll compete for a championship in our league, and I think that we’ll be a very good team in the playoffs.”