Southwest looking for right mix
Team possesses talent, need ingredients to come together
In his third year at the helm of the Southwest boys basketball program, Rusty Roe has a young team to break in this season.
The Trojans return two starters off of last year's 13-14 squad in Robbie Randall and Devon Resz.
With a crop of retuning lettermen, Roe believes his team can grow this season.
"We have a lot of positions and a lot of stats to fill from players who graduated last year," Roe said. "We do have some experience and some good potential in players returning. However, understanding a new role for returning players may take some time. Our defense must be better, or we will find ourselves struggling to get wins."
Randall, a 6-2 senior, averaged 10 points and 7 rebounds per game as a junior.
"Robbie has a big frame and great footwork," Roe said. "He is able to finish inside and has a good mid-range pull-up shot. Robbie will be looking to lead our team in rebounding for a third consecutive season."
Resz, a 5-9 junior, takes over at the point guard position.
"He is a good point guard who has advanced a great deal in his understanding of the game," Roe said. "Devon will be expected to contribute to our scoring production. He has a very versatile game and great knack for scoring."
Also retuning for the Trojans are: Orion Lawyer, Jacob Durossette, Landon Wright and Paton Clay.
Southwest plays in the Marionville tournament this week. The Trojans' next home game will be Dec. 26 in the Southwest Holiday Tournament.