Lions’ coach wants improved play this season

By Christopher Lampley

Outlook writer

Coming into the 2015-2016 basketball season, coach Rick Davis is looking for one thing from his varsity boys’ basketball team — improvement.

Davis and the Lions are coming off of a 15-11 record last season and they are upbeat about the opportunities at hand to make some noise in and around the Big Bend area.

With the addition of transfer players Tyran Glasco from North Florida Christian, and Jasiah Hayes from Godby, the Lions are poised to make a deep run in district 7A-2.

The Lions lost five seniors from last year’s team but Davis doesn’t think that will cause a drop off in production. The Lions will have another senior-laden team with underclassmen that will play key roles.

“I expect my guys to be aggressive on both sides of the ball,” he said. “I want us to focus more on defense and rebounding.”

Davis wants his players to understand that defense will take them a long way and that the best offense is a great defense.

When it comes to rebounding offensively and defensively, it shouldn’t be a problem for the Lions this year as they have four players on the roster over 6 feet, 4 inches tall.

Davis believes that the leaders of the team: Stanley Davis, Breshaun Berney and his son, Trejan Davis, will have a major impact on what the team is able to accomplish this year.

Competitiveness is expected from the Leon Lions this year in a district that is up for grabs. If the Lions are able to gel like Davis wants, they can be a scary basketball team.


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