Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton)
" If we work together as a team, then we'll be tough to handle."
The BCC Hornets are counting on conditioning.
Because what they may lack in size, they plan to make up for in speed.
Coach Kevin Watson says, " Well I think our backcourt and our wings are definitely the strength of our team. We are really good out in the open and creating in the full court. We're going to try to get the ball and get out in the open and penetrate the lane as much as possible."
Sophomore Peter Knudsen adds," I think last year we were really strong inside, this year we are definitely quicker and stronger and I think that's going to be a great force for us."
While the offensive plan is to get out an run, defensively the Hornets will buzz around in the 2-3 zone.
Watson says he got a chance to pick the brain of Syracuse coach and 2-3 zone enthusiast Jim Boeheim, and came out believing this team will run in better than any previous team of his.
That says a lot for the 10 new freshman learning the system, a group that includes recent Chenango Valley grad Tom Hull.
A 1,000 point scorer in high school, Hull is learning a new role at BCC.
Hull says, " Well I certainly have a different role on the team, going from being the main scorer last year to a little bit of a role player here, which I'm fine with. We have a really good team here with big expectations, and if we keep working hard in practice we should be tough."
A year ago Broome was runner up in conference play.
The hope this season is that new really means improved on the court.