Head coach: Jack Racette (8th year)
Last year: 8-10
Key Returnees: Tyler Briggs, Sr.; Kareen Beckett, Jr.; Nick Trombley,
Jr.; Justin Girard, Jr.
Missing the Western Mass. tournament for just the second time in his
tenure left a bad taste in Racette's mouth. In order to return to the
postseason, the Blue Devils need continued development from a young
core that received quality varsity playing time last season.
One of the main weapons in the Drury attack will be senior Briggs. He
brings experience to the Blue Devils, while Beckett and Girard also
saw time on varsity last year.
Junior guard Trombley will be in charge of directing the offense.
"Trombley's going to have the ball a lot, and he'll have big year,"
Racette added that his team's athletic ability will allow it to employ
the fast break more than last year.
"We've got some athletes, but we're undersized. I think we'll score
more points than we have," he said. "We're usually a low-scoring team,
but this year we hope to get up and down the floor a little more."
The athletes will allow the Blue Devils to run, but Racette said his
team may struggle grabbing rebounds.
On defense, expect an aggressive man-to-man front.
Despite a young core, Racette said a return to the Western Mass.
tournament is the goal for the season.