The new-look South Boys Basketball believes their offseason work building chemistry will show on the court

Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 12:05 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The South Bison this season will be a much different looking team than they were the previous year. They have a new head coach in Chad Debruyn, and ever since his first day on the job it was pedal to the metal during the offseason.

“We did several tournaments in the Colorado area. Literally the day after I got hired in May I started opening the gym in the morning, and we were in here every day with the exception of my son’s wedding. We came in at six o’clock in the morning, and came in at 6 p.m. every day since September. So we’ve been living in the gym,” Debruyn said.

The Bison struggled a bit last season, finishing at 10-13 and 3-7 in their conference. However the way they’ve been working this offseason, don’t be surprised if they show improvement on the court.

In addition to the head coaching change though there is a lot of turnover with the roster coming into this season as well. South lost eight seniors from last year, but having 11 guys back between the varsity and JV teams that are seniors this season is a solid remedy for that.

One of their leaders is looking forward to continuing to build and strengthen the chemistry within the new roster.

“I think it’s kind of fun honestly to have kind of a fresh start. I think that it’s cool to grow and create a new team with all the new players,” senior Robert Pountney said.

The new-look Bison will take the court for the first time on Dec. 8.