Youth movement underway for Laurel Hill boys

Published: Friday, November 23, 2012 at 02:35 PM.

“These guys have got a pretty good foundation as far as fundamentals. Improving those fundamentals each day we come out and work is the key.”

Zessin said he has been impressed by how much the younger players have learned as he has installed the offense and defense.

“I’m pleasantly surprised how they pick things up quickly as far as the scheme and run offensive plays and those kind of things,” Zessin said. “I thought it might be a little too complex for them, but so far they have been doing pretty good with it. The intelligence level of the game is surprising for me the way they are picking things up.

“It’s going to be the type of team where you will definitely see improvement as the year goes along. You are going to have to go out and use each game as a stepping stone, win or lose, and know you have to improve each day in the gym when you get a chance.”

Although young, the Hoboes aren’t exactly lacking in talent.

At 6 feet 5 inches Strickland, a junior, will be one of the taller players in the district and will give the Hoboes strong play in the paint.

“We can build around lane on the inside,” Zessin said. “And we’ve got some quickness in the guard play (with the Calloway brothers).

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