Panama City, FL--To hoops and the first week of Fall practice for the Gulf Coast State men's basketball team. New faces dominate the roster. Coach Jay Powell with only two returning players from a team that went just 11-19 a year ago. The ten new faces coming in a blend of some talented freshman and some sophomore transfers, for a mix of 7 freshman, 6 sophomores. Along with the new players, comes a renewed sense of optimism, especially from the head coach.
G.C. Head Coach
"It's exciting. The men are much more athletic than what we had than maybe the last couple of years. We're back to having a little size and that's encouraging. But more than anything, we have 7 freshman there was a learning curve for them on how hard you have to work to get through a college basketball practice. So hopefully they'll adjust and they'll keep a good attitude about it even though their bodies and minds are in a little bit of a shellshock."
The Commodores will play in a jamboree in Tallahassee Saturday, another scrimmage on the 23rd. The regular season opens November 1st at Enterprise State.