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Carroll Sports in Review: Boys Basketball

Feb 20, 2015 11:39AM ● Published by Dia

ABOUT THE TEAM

If there’s one thing the Southlake Carroll Dragon basketball team has going for them after finishing a 17-14 season a year ago, it’s experience. Returning all three of its top scorers from last year’s squad, while featuring seven seniors, the team’s Head Coach Eric McDade and company might have found the answers that could possibly bring Carroll basketball to prominence. With the return of the three-headed monster of Li’l Jordan Humphrey (12.8 ppg), Hunter Summy (13.2 ppg) and Kirk Mason (12.0 ppg), this year’s basketball team has big plans for 2015. Alongside the aforementioned trio, Carroll has been paced by strong point guard play from senior Cooper Osburn. After averaging 2.3 assists per game as a junior last season, the 6’3” senior has upped his averages in each statistical category and is now delivering 3.8 apg, placing him in the top 15 assist men in the area. Senior Hunter Summy, who has led the Dragons in scoring the past two seasons, has provided plenty of floor spacing as his prowess as an outside shooter opens up the game for a Carroll team that loves to shoot the three ball. Junior two-sport athlete Lil’ Jordan Humphrey returns to the hardwood after breaking every single season rushing record for Hal Wasson’s football team. A key wing player whose inside-out game has provided a huge spark for the Dragons, Humphrey is a potent rebounder and scoring threat. With so much experience helping lead the way for McDade’s team, leadership will be key as the Dragons make their playoff push.

 

I’m very happy with where we’re at this season. Returning a few key players and seeing us get better each day is very encouraging. In a tough district like ours you never know what will happen, so we must take things day by day. – Head Coach Eric McDade


SEASON UPDATE 

The Southlake Carroll boys basketball team has learned plenty about themselves as they’ve reached the midway point of the season.Posting a 12-10 record with seven games left in the regular season, Head Coach Eric Mc- Dade’s squad is looking to make the team’s second playoff appearance during his tenure running the program. The Dragons three-headed scoring punch of Lil’ Jordan Humphrey, Hunter Summy and Kirk Mason has provided plenty of offense, helping Carroll stay afl at in a tough district 7-6A. With a winning district record at the midway point, Southlake’s goal of making the playoffs appears to be quite realistic, as they’ve proven themselves a formidable competitor to district leaders Richland and Colleyville Heritage. Winners of their last two games, including handing Colleyville Heritage its first district loss of the season in a 43-41 slugfest, this years boys basketball program has been predicated on balance. With three players averaging in double fig res, the Carroll offensive attack has faired quite well ranking in the top 20 in the area in total offense, averaging 56.6 ppg. As the offense has run with effici ncy, the Carroll defense has been remarkable, suffocating their opponents while ranking seventh in the area in total defense allowing a mere 49.4 ppg.

Head Coach: Eric McDade
Assistant Coaches: Jon Cravens, Jordan Willis

1 Matt Landers G Jr.

2 Lil’Jordan Humphrey G, W Jr.

3 Cooper Osburn G Jr.

4 Trevor O’neil SG Sr.

10 Tyson Smiter G Jr.

12 Austin Knabe G Sr.

13 Kirk Mason G Sr.

20 Phillip Bliss W Sr.

21 Bryan Walter SG, SF Sr.

22 Holden Taylor P Sr.

23 Obi Eboh W Jr.

24 Jacob Gordon G Jr.

25 Hunter Summy W, SG Sr.

32 Austin Smith P Jr.

33 Joey Mccormick W Jr.

 



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