2017-18 Rocky River Boy’s Basketball Preview

2017-18 Rocky River Ravens.
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The Rocky River Ravens Men’s basketball team should be competitive in the SW4A Conference, however, it will be a challenge to win the conference title against some very tough competition.  This would include the Butler Bulldogs and Independence Patriots their local area rivals who are coming off strong seasons.

However, they have talent led by sophomore Jaden Springer the 6’4″ highly recruited guard.  Springer averaged 21.8 points per game as a freshman for the Ravens.  He is considered a Top 15 player in his class and No.1 in the Phenom Hoop Report NC Class of 2020 rankings.  The team is deep in the backcourt with Marcus Evans and Jordan Campbell to complement Springer.  Upfront Darlington Dubar is a warrior and is expected to rebound and play strong under the boards.  He is also expected to drive the baseline and make a significant contribution.

Returning Players:  Sophomore Jaden Springer, 6’4″ G., Senior Marcus Evans 6’2′ G.

Newcomers to Watch:  Junior Darlington Dubar 6’5″ F., Jordan Campbell 6’1″ G.

Season Outlook : Coach Jason Moseley has his team ready for the upcoming season.  The team as set goals for the players and coaches.  “If everyone does their job it will be a great season,” said coach Moseley.  The team motto for the Ravens this year is “Removing Me from We.”  The team has speed, can shoot, play solid defense and rebound.  The key is going to be consistency and having a can do attitude when the going gets tough.  This team will need to be grinders, they appear to have the make-up and will need to be disciplined to be successful.

Rocky River varsity basketball team will open their season in a non-conference home game against Northwest Cabarrus on Wednesday November 15th at the Ravens Nest with the tip off set for 7:30 pm.

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