Kingwood boys ready to build on last season
By Jason McDaniel Published 4:50 pm, Wednesday, November 9, 2016
The Kingwood boys basketball team didn’t falter last season, despite losing talented post – and new Houston signee – Fabian White to Atascocita. In fact, the Mustangs enjoyed their best season in several years.
They reached 20 wins for the first time since 2011-12 and made the playoffs for the third consecutive season.
They finished 23-11 overall after falling to Dekaney in the first round.
“It really was satisfying because of the guys we lost,” coach Royce Huseman said.
“People always see what you lost and don’t know what you have coming up, and so they didn’t expect a lot out of us.”But it showed the character of the kids."
Kingwood returns five of those players, including four who saw a lot of minutes and three who were at the heart of last season’s success in senior guards Brandon Burrell, Chase Lovins and Matt Charles.
The Mustangs still don’t have size, but they have plenty of shooting, and an uptempo offense built around their strengths.
“We shoot the ball extremely well,” Huseman said. “That’s definitely one of our strengths. You’ve got to guard all of us, and if you don’t we’re going to shoot it, and we’ve got kids who can knock it down.”I’ve (also) got a couple of kids who can really put the ball on the floor and get to the rim."
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