The Marysville Getchell boys basketball team is getting back on the court as the season starts to get rolling.
It was an up and down year for the Chargers last season as they barely missed the District Tournament as they lost in the 3A Play-In game. They finished the season with a 4-8 league record and an overall record of 8-13. With a young team, Marysville Getchell almost returns their full varsity roster as they lost one senior in the offseason.
“These guys have been playing for us for three years and bring a lot of experience to the team. They know what we expect, they’ve bought in, they love the game and they want to hit the ground running. It’s a huge asset to have that senior leadership for the young guys on the team,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Corby Schuh.
Coming into this season the Chargers' roster is dominated by older players as nine of the varsity roster spots are occupied by seniors. The experienced group is led by Caleb Koellmer and Lul Williams. Koellmer played as a varsity guard his freshman and sophomore year but missed last season due to an ACL injury. He comes back this season at full health and will be pivotal in the Chargers' success. Williams is a multi-year starter at center standing at 6’6” and will be relied on to dominate in the paint.
Malakhi Knight had an incredible year as a freshman last season as he earned a spot on the All-Wesco second team, averaging over 14 points per game. He comes into this year as the Chargers' number one scoring option, as well as one of the best defenders on the team.
“Right now, we just want to make sure that we are ready for that first game and see where that takes us. The end goal, as always, is to make the District Tournament, but first you have to be ready for the games leading up to it. We faced some adversity in the offseason, but these guys are excited to get back to work and they’ll be playing for each other big time this season,” said Coach Schuh.
Your first opportunity to cheer on Marysville Getchell at home will be against the Kamiak Knights on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7:15 p.m.