by Head Coach Joel Braden

The El Dorado Springs boys basketball team started practice last week with a new look. The team graduated five seniors from last year’s team (Trey Babcock, Donovan Collins, Orlando Guerrero, Shelby McKinney, and Tanner Witt). The graduates took leadership, size, strength and 30 points per game with them. The new-look Bulldogs have less size but more speed and quickness and will play a more uptempo style this year.

The Bulldogs return senior starter is Brayden Housh who averaged 11.7 points and 5.6 rebounds last year. They also return the starting point guard from last year, junior Preston Robison. Robison averaged 7.3 points and 2.4 assists last year.

The Bulldogs add a group of juniors who are ready to step in on the varsity level. These include Clayton Collins, Ian Esry, Trevyn Garringer, Chad Ramsey and Gaven Morgan. Sophomores Will McKinney and Nathen Adams will also compete for varsity minutes.

This year’s team will rely on its speed and quickness on both ends of the floor. The Bulldogs will play an uptempo offense combined with a pressure defense.

El Dorado will open its season at the Warsaw tournament after Christmas.