The Outlaws are sweating on the hardwood, preparing for the basketball season.photo by Jerry Baldock
The Outlaws are sweating on the hardwood, preparing for the basketball season.photo by Jerry Baldock
The Outlaws don’t return a single starter to their squad this year, but will fill the roster with talented players who saw limited varsity action last year.

Seniors Sam Nicklous, Brogan Petterson, and Joe Scholl; juniors Nate Weber, Connor Linn, and Hudson Jones all got in some playing time on the court last year, but this year will be the backbone of the team. Junior Hayden Sharp is new to the squad, and coaches expect him to be an added bonus.

Coach Rob Jensen told The Nugget that the Outlaws had a good off-season and all players are greatly improved from last years’ JV team.

Nicklous has worked hard on his shooting and ball-handling and will see a lot of time at the point guard position. Weber has extended his range and increased in physicality, and is expected to be a scoring threat, and Linn is a knock-down shooter and, according to Jensen, can “slash” to the hoop.

Petterson is a tenacious defender and will also be another offensive threat for the Outlaws. Scholl is a great rebounder and also runs the floor well for a “big.” Joe has also increased his range and consistency and will be a threat at the post position.

Jones has improved his shooting from last year and will be a solid physical presence, and Jensen noted that he does all the little things well.

Jensen told The Nugget that there will be others on the varsity roster, but is not yet sure who will rise up and fill the spots.

“I expect the boys to do well this year,” said Jensen. “Based on this first week of practice, they are going to improve rapidly. We really hope to be in playoff contention. I won’t be surprised if we surprise some people.”

The Outlaws will kick off their pre-season play at Dallas on Friday, December 6.