Second year Coach Erick Messmer will contest in the
newly created D-2 district and has the potential to
actually win the district and go far in the postseason,
even state. Two top 30 players in the city in seniors
(#18) committed to
and sharp shooter
(#29) will lead the way, plus a well coached supporting
cast on hand that will be tested early before their
strong district schedule starts.
Guard play is young and will better as the season
progresses in sophomore
(5'9 - 150 lbs.) and junior
(6'2 - 160 lbs.
A strong schedule will benefit the Eagles at Auburndale
down the stretch. Games against district opponents MUS,
ECS, CBHS to name a few will be very important in how
far they go into postseason.
Zach Ricketts has the potential to be a Top 10 player
and is one of the most athletic players overall in Class
of 2008. Seniors
(5'11- 170 lbs. and
(5'11- 160 lbs.) will add valuable minutes and scoring.
They will have to step up during the season when their
other senior counterparts get in foul trouble or just
cold shooting lapses.