With the volleyball season officially ended for high school students across the province, it's time to switch out the nets and shoot some hoops.

A new crop of young players, punctuated by a pair of returning vets, highlights this year's Junior boys basketball team at the ECS.

"We have a lot of grade nines that we have to work with, but there is lots of potential in guys that have been to camp, and played a lot of basketball," observes Assistant Coach Rob Gallaway, "I do kind of think we might have a slow start, but at the end of the year I think we should be pretty competitive."

He says that, due to the youthfulness of the team, they will have to use different tactics to negate size. Those tactics just happen to be among the strengths of this year's squad.

"We're quite small, so we're going to have to rely on our quickness. A lot of the new young guys can actually shoot quite well, so I would think shooting and speed are definitely not going to be a big issue."

"The two guys returning, they're good leaders, and the young guys...I've only been practicing with them for a week but they all seem like really good guys that want to work hard. I'm actually excited about that," Gallaway added.

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