By Chris Parker
Courtney Roth enters his second season at the helm of the Exeter boys basketball program looking to get the Tigers moving in the right direction after a two-win season last year.
Cameron Weston (senior guard), Corey Hilburn (sophomore guard), Kris Allen (junior guard), Hank Woods (junior forward) and Jared Lee (senior guard) all return to the varsity lineup.
Weston averaged 8.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game last year. Allen returns after scoring 6.1 points per game. Hilburn is poised for a breakout after leading Exeter in scoring over the second half of the season as a freshman at 11 points per game.
Sophomore guards Gretzky Lee and Skyler Barber are new names to watch on the varsity level.
Speed, versatility, and depth at the guard position will be strengths for Exeter while the Tigers will look for improvement in all facets of the game.
“We must improve in all aspects. We need to improve on rebounding, offensive movement, and turnovers the most,” Roth said.
Roth thinks the returning players are poised to help Exeter bounce back in a big way this season.
“I expect to compete hard all season regardless of scores and records. I think we are capable of approaching double digits wins for the first time since 2013-14,” Roth said.
Exeter opens the season on Nov. 22 at home against Diamond.