Season Preview: Dexter Boys Basketball





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Disclaimer* – Due to a miscommunication, previews will be coming out over the next day or two. We are aware some teams have begun their seasons already.

The Dexter Dreadnaught Boys Basketball team comes into a year filled with opportunities for players. The Dreadnaughts lost their starting five to graduation including guards Brady Rosen (1stteam All-SEC, 14.9 ppg., 7.4 reb., 1.8 asst.) and Drew Bishop (1stteam All-SEC, 12.6ppg., 5 re., 3.2 asst., 2.5 stl.)

Last year, the Dreadnaughts finished 14-7 (9-3) taking second place in the SEC White.



 Key players for this upcoming season include junior point guard Antwan Ficklen Jr., who transferred from Adrian this past summer, sophomore Colin Parachek, junior guard Marco Lucchesi and senior Caden Doll.

Fourth-year head coach Tim Cain has been working on putting in a new system with a heavy focus on defense while focusing on skill development in the offseason.

“We’ve always been path line defense, but we’re gonna be able to switch to zones. We’re gonna continue doing that, just types of zones to fit our personnel,” said Cain.

Offensively, the Dreadnaughts will look to replace the go-to man in Rosen, who could get a bucket in the post when needed.

Our opportunity is, I think we can be extremely competitive,” said Cain on his thoughts on the season. “Our league is so tough. You can be a real talented team and come in sixth in our league. Lincoln, Ypsi., Jackson added. Chelsea has a ton of experience. Pinckney has a ton of experience. We have an opportunity to be extremely good, an opportunity to be a real lockdown team if we build the principles. Frankly, a lot of minutes out there for kids to go out and get it. There’s a competition for minutes, something we haven’t always had.”

Dexter opens their season on Dec. 6 at Brighton High School.

Jake Avery                    2                    Senior
Antwan Ficklen Jr.        3                    Junior
Bobby Pnacek              4                    Junior
Caden Doll                    10                  Senior
Rory Tell                        12                  Senior
Andy Durand                20                   Senior
Chad Robards              22                   Junior
Ryan Trinkle                  23                   Junior
Colin Parachek             24                   Sophomore
Marco Lucchesi            25                   Junior
Zack Koone                  30                   Senior
Kellen Porter                 33                   Junior

 

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Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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