2019-20 Boys Basketball Preview


Collin Nawrocki

Holy Family Boys Basketball Section Quarterfinal vs. Watertown Mayer Mar 7, 2019: Rory Johnson ’20 (14)

This year starts a new era for HF boys basketball. With 7 seniors last year graduating, including Jacob Konz and Ryan Bowlin, who both averaged over 10 points per game last year, the boys basketball team will play largely with a fresh team. One of the players that the team will need the most is Nick Hendler. The 6’0 foot senior, who averaged 15.1 points per game, 3.6 rebounds per game, and 2.1 assists per game last season, will perhaps be the most important part of the team. Playing since freshman year, Hendler has racked up 640 points in his career. His guard partner will most likely be fellow senior Sam McNulty. Scoring only 46 points last season, McNulty did come off the bench. This season in a starting role, over 10 PPG is looking like a real possibility for McNulty. At center, Seth Thompson will be a monster in the paint. The football and track star averaged 4.9 PPG and 3.5 RPG last season. Another big man looking to get time is Blake Stedronsky. The senior, although not scoring a point last year, could be threat with Thompson, as he impressively grabbed 3 rebounds in only a few minutes last year. The younger brother of ’18 graduate, Aaron Torborg, David will be looking to start in one of the forward spots. Senior guards Chris Bauer and Rory Johnson will also be influential players. A large junior class including Gavin Lund, Noah Seck, and Jake Kirsch, will be the future of the team. Lund, Seck, and Kirsch all were rostered for the section team last year, with Lund even getting into a game for a bit. Playing JV last year, juniors Jakob Warmka and Brendan Quinn are expected to get minutes on the floor. As for the varsity bench, the following players will most likely sit for most of the games but could get there chance to play on some occasions; Jalen Ward, Joey Richelson, Greg Stoffel, Tanner Theis, Thomas Guyer, Jakob Lenzmeier, ¬†and Alex Janey.