Trojan Boys Basketball Capsule
Coach: Ken Bartuska
10-11 WVC record: 8-5, 4th Div. III; 9-14 overall
10-11 postseason: Lost 59-36 to West Scranton in
State classification: 3A
Key players lost: Cody Bukowski, G; Cael Evans,
Key players: Brian Bevan, 6-0, Sr.; Josh Decker, 6-3,
Sr.; Brandon Kairo, 6-4, Sr.; Evan Reakes, 5-10, Sr.; Joey Yudichak, 5-10,
Sr.; Kevin Zaykoski, 6-2, Sr.; Luke Casey, 6-5, So.; Tyler Myers, 5-7,
Outlook: Nanticoke has two huge holes to fill.
Evans was one of the steadiest big men in the WVC in his four-year career
and was the teams leading scorer. Bukowski ran the offense.
There is some size to replace Evans, but only Kairo
(5.8 ppg) logged any significant minutes last season. Replacing his scoring
will also be difficult. Zaykoski (7.9 ppg) and Decker (6.3 ppg) might
be able to pick up some of the slack, but Decker is trying to overcome
some injury issues. Yudichak brings some experience to the point guard
The Trojans will probably fall in the middle of
the divisional pack, but could surprise in the second-half season.