2018-2019 Queens Grant Stallions Basketball Preview

Jah'Quez Sanders, senior guard PAC 7 All Conference last season. (QGHS/Ed Berti)
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The Queens Grant High School Stallions are expecting to have a solid season and be a contender for the PAC 7 Conference.  They will have to get by Union Academy who is always strong, and the Community School of Davidson.  Also, you cannot count out Pine Lake Prep in the mix.

The Stallions are fortunate to have five starters returning from last seasons team which was 5-7 in the PAC 7.  However, having experienced starters who have talent and some size is expected to be a valuable asset for Coach Jay Forsythe and his current 2018-2019 Stallions.  The Coach is in his sixth year at Queens Grant and has a 72-53 career record at the school.

LB Boyette, junior guard. (QGHS/Ed Berti)

The starters include last years leader Jah’Quez Sanders who is a 6’3″ guard and averaged 18 points per game, 7 rebounds, 4 assists.  The senior was selected as a PAC 7 All Conference player.  LB Boyette a 6’4″ junior guard averaged 13 points and 6 rebounds per game last season.  Jeremiah Murphy a 6’5″ junior forward, seniors include forward Xavier Westbrook and guard Josh Suggs round out the core five.  Also, newcomer Ahmad McKnight a senior transfer at 6’7″ is expected to make a significant impact especially defensively and under the boards for the Stallions.  He is big, lanky and strong which should become a positive impact for the Stallions this season.

The strength of this team is their experience, familiarity of the starters, team chemistry and overall depth with a solid bench to backup the starters.  The three key players off the bench will be Darnell Craig, Quan McKee and Javari Cox.

Senior Xavier Westbrook. (QGHS)

Others who are expected to make a contribution are senior guard Jadicus Burns and freshman Josh Williams who will be used by Coach Forsythe where they can have a positive impact in the outcome of a game.  Williams obviously will need to get some playing time to gain valuable game experience to become a factor.

“It takes a team effort to accomplish our goals this season.  We have high expectations and need good chemistry to be successful.  We fully expect to be very competitive and are certainly among the top teams in our conference,” said Coach Forsythe.

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Ed Berti
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