Basketball preview: Green Ridge boys


Green Ridge boys basketball coach Jason Cannon watches his team during practice.


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Green Ridge boys basketball coach Jason Cannon watches his team during practice.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_DSC_0770.jpgGreen Ridge boys basketball coach Jason Cannon watches his team during practice.

Head Coach: Jason Cannon, first year

2014-15 record: 12-22, 4-5 Kaysinger

Who’s back: Eric Ray, Ryan Dove, Walker Dove

Who’s gone: Zac Callahan, Tom Dove, Justin McCarthy, Hunter Niceswander, Jacob White, Connor Dillon, Alden Harding

Outlook: Cannon moves into a new role as the boys varsity coach after coaching the Green Ridge girls team the past two seasons.

With seven players from last year’s team graduating and another transfering, the Tigers will have nearly an entirely new lineup in 2015-16. Eric Ray returns

“This reminds me of the year I took over the girls in that we have a lot of athletes but basketball-wise, it’s may not be their first and foremost sport,” Cannon said. “With that said, I think they’re getting there and they’re working extremely hard.

Cannon doesn’t plan to change the defense too much from the system Jason Ollison ran when he was in Green Ridge, though the Tigers could play a bit more man-to-man as the season goes on. Offensively, there will will be a motion offense, thought not the same system as in previous years.

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