Lima, OH – The 2011-12 Barons Mens Basketball team has already gotten their season underway. Early on the team appears to be one that will find success through maximum effort and good all-around defensive play. “There is a lot of upside throughout our whole roster, we’re just a little raw as far as basketball experience is concerned. I have been happy with the improvement so far and think we have a good year ahead of us!” said first year Head Coach Nick Pittman.
With only 3 members returning from last year’s squad that nearly made a run all the way to a conference title, this year’s squad will need to quickly form a personality of their own. With that lack of returning experience, it is expected that this year’s squad will have some growing pains developing their offensive style early on, but with a good amount of talent, good things shouldn’t be too far away. Coach Pittman added “We have the three returners, Brady Schroeder, Xavier Gross, and Trois Cooper, their experience will be a great help in bringing this team where we want it to be. As far as the new comers, two have separated themselves early on as Cortey Edwards has done a nice job running the point, he’s got a lot of speed with the ball and is also a great defender while Ben Schwarzman has also proven to be a very versatile member of the team playing 4 different positions already while leading the team in scoring.
Come out and support your Barons. The team will return home on November 23rd.