A move to 2A has Burns boys basketball excited and hungry for a top-notch season

Published: Dec. 2, 2022 at 12:51 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Broncs will have significant changes to whom and how they play on the court this season.

Burns lost six seniors from last year’s squad, and with the revamped roster their head coach Kurtis Suloff revealed that they will have a different identity on the hardwood for 2022-2023.

“We’re going to have a little different style of play. With the group we had in the past, we were maybe trying to slow it down a little more, try to limit the team to one shot, rebound, whatever. This year we’re trying to take the ball away, pressure the ball a little more. So it’s a different style, but I think we’re prepared for it,” Suloff said.

Coach Suloff also suggested that these tactical changes and chemistry building will take some time, but with the talent they have the team will get more dangerous as the season progresses.

Another benefit for the Broncs is that they are back on the 2A level. They went 9-15 last year against much bigger schools in 3A, and now they’ve returned to a class that can allow them to thrive.

One of their senior leaders pointed to the success of Burns’ volleyball team at 2A states as an inspiration for them to do the same.

“Our girls just won state [volleyball championship] obviously, so we want to bring something home. Dropping down to 2A, that’s really exciting. We played with a hard level and now we’re coming down to a good level. So I think we need to win states this year because we have that skill,” senior Carter David said.

The Broncs will take the court for the first time on Dec. 8, and are ready to see what they’re made of in the 2A class.