New London boys basketball preview
Q&A with Kurt Schommer
By Erik Buchinger
The New London boys’ basketball team will look to improve in the second season with its head coach with several returning contributors.
Head coach Kurt Schommer answered 10 questions about the upcoming season.
Year coaching the team: 2nd.
Returning players (grade): Devin Winkler (Sr.), Kyle Krenke (Sr.), Grant Oberstadt (Sr.), Jacob Johnson (Sr.), Brayden Kurth (Jr.), Kyle Wolf (Jr.), Will Wohlt (Jr.).
Players to watch (grade): Devin Winkler (Sr.), Grant Obserstadt (Sr.), Jacob Johnson (Sr.), Brayden Kurth (Sr.), Kyle Wolf (Jr.), Will Wohlt (Jr.), Brennan Stroethenruther (So.), Mike Salazar (Jr.).
Team goals/expectations: Our goal as a team is to achieve the absolute most we can out of this team. We want to be consistent and great on the defensive end and are looking to make big strides on the offensive side.
Team’s strengths: We have a good amount of experience coming back from last year’s team, which helps us in different situations. Our ability to dig in on defense and cause disruptions will allow us to play with every team we play.
Team’s weaknesses: Rebounding and shooting are question marks for us.
Teams to beat in conference: Xavier, Seymour, West De Pere.
Biggest games on the schedule: All of our games are just as important as the last, especially our conference games.
What you want players to get out of this season: To play hard, play together, have fun and grow as positive men.
Why fans should be excited for this team: We’re going to play extremely hard and with emotion night in and night out.