There will be a number of new faces on the U.N.I. men’s basketball team this season with a total of nine true or redshirt freshmen. Guard Johnny Moran is U.N.I.’s lone senior, but coach Ben Jacobson says that he has nothing but confidence in Moran’s ability to lead the team.
Jacobson says Moran “brings it every single day” and there’s not a day in practice or in a game where anyone works harder than he does. Several true freshmen could see immediate playing time, including former West Fork standout Seth Tuttle.
He says Tuttle is a good young player who can rebound and score and plays with confidence and without fear. Jacobson says that overall, he feels like this team could shape up to be a more talented squad that last year’s Panthers.
Jacobson says they did not have as many guys one year ago, with more length and size and more guys that can play. The Panthers open practice on Friday.
By Jesse Gavin, KCNZ, Cedar Falls