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Prep boys basketball preview: Carlton Bulldogs

The Bulldogs will turn to new group of players to lead the way during the 2022 season with no returning varsity starters from a year ago.

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Sam Ojibway (14) of Carlton shoots the ball against Wrenshall during the Friday, March 5, 2021, game at Carlton High School Clint Austin / Duluth News Tribune

Head coach: Shawn Filipiak

Assistant coaches: Ross Korpela

Returning starters: None

New Faces: Senior Noah Olsen and sophomores Sam Ojibway, Luuke Korpela, Dante Thompson and Zandar Rubesh.

Team Strengths: "We are young, so we will have a lot of room for growth and learning. And young legs will be nice as well," Filipiak said.

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Biggest Challenge: "Lack of numbers for our team — with JV and varsity we will only have a total of 12-13 kids," Filipiak said.

Coach's assessment

"We have potential to be a very good team, and I know we are going to have ups and downs, but I'm hoping they learn a lot over the long season and actually get 26 games," Filipiak said. "This is going to be a huge adjustment for a lot of my sophomore starters. As long as we are all on the same page come playoff time, we will compete and have a chance to make a run!"

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