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Vikings basketball full of depth for 2018-19 season

Posen's Jeremy Misiak takes this one to the hoop at practice. (November 21, 2018/Larissa Liska)


POSEN — The Posen Vikings boys basketball team is looking to bring home a trophy this season after rebuilding for the past three years. The last time the Vikings have finished with a winning season is 2014. Three-year head coach Chris Keller’s athletes have bought into the program and with the height and speed this year, Posen hopes to hit .500 or better for the season.

“We’ve grown a lot. We had a few rough seasons like my first few years here,” said senior small forward Jeremy Misiak. “You can just see everything going uphill from there.”

The Vikings roster includes seven players over 6-feet tall and their players have also gotten stronger. Senior guard Jared Sharpe sees their team’s potential.

“Most teams can go five strong and maybe six, one coming off the bench,” said Sharpe, ” We’ve got ten threats this year. It’s going to be hard for teams to stop us.”

The Vikings have the speed, now they just have to execute the press, defensive schemes and dominate getting rebounds.

“They’ve gotten a lot stronger, so they should be able to get people out of there, and that’s what I’m talking about in the paint,” said coach Keller. “We need to be able to get people out so we can get the rebound.”