Basketball: season preview for Zimmerman boys

Following is a preview of the Zimmerman boys basketball team, which opens Friday, Nov. 22, at home against Big Lake, 7 p.m.


Zimmerman basketball, boys

Coaches — Ben Kvidt (head) … Kurran Sagan, Larry Christianson, Bob Freeh

Last year — 4-12 conference, 8-18 overall

Captains — Noah Lunning, Mac McNulty

Returning starters — Lunning (sr G), Kristian Bright (sr F), McNulty (sr G)

Other lettermen back — Tyler Thiesen (sr P), Dana Molinari (sr F-G)

Also in the mix — Derek Williams (jr G), Mack Riley (jr G)

Coach says — “We will have to play well as a team, because we are not overly big or athletic. We do have some quickness and speed.”

Outlook — With career points leader Jake Wilson among three starters gone, the Thunder need new scoring punch. Bright, the team’s tallest player at 6-3, averaged 11.5 points last season. McNulty averaged 8.3 and Lunning 7.3.