Boys basketball preview: Esko Eskomos

Eskomos return 3 starters from last season; first game of season Friday, Dec. 6, at Cloquet

Esko's Riley Fischer goes up for a layup during the Eskomos' 2019 Section 7AA semifinal game against Virginia. (Pine Journal file photo)

Head coach: Derek Anderson

Assistant coaches: Andy Roberts, Jason Wefel, Ryan Pantsar

Returning starters: Trevor Spindler, Payton Wefel, Riley Fischer

New faces to watch: James LeGarde, Eli Blue, Chad Hart

Team strengths: Attacking and shooting, according to head coach Derek Anderson.


Biggest challenge: Height.

Coach’s assessment: “I think the first thing is we’ve got to stay healthy,” Anderson said. “We had some guys miss some big time, which affected our record a little bit. This year, we also have to have a lot of ball movement. We have a lot of guys that are quick to attack and can shoot. I think that’s going to create a lot of space. If we can get that ball moving, I think we’re going to do just fine.”

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