Scouting Purdue North Central's men's basketball team

2012-10-31T21:07:00Z Scouting Purdue North Central's men's basketball team nwitimes.com
October 31, 2012 9:07 pm

Who’s Back: Senior guard Vincent Parker, junior guard Alphonse Futch, sophomore forward David Kelly and sophomore guard Nick Lafty (Hobart) form the nucleus of returners for a Panther squad that finished 5-25 last season and 4-10 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Who’s New: Jim Black adds four freshmen, including Matthew Brown from Hobart and Cwon Terrell from Merrillville, in his first year on the Panther bench. The roster also has five new non-freshman, including Aaron Ciesielski from Portage and Kewon Ollie from Merrillville.

Outlook: With a mix of upperclassmen and underclassmen, the key will be how well and how quickly Black and his new players mesh together. The Panthers return a solid nucleus of veterans and the ability to go 10 or 11-deep on the roster will be key. In Black’s first season, PNC should improve upon both win totals from last season, getting at least seven in a more difficult CCAC and getting at least 10 overall victories. !~ Andrew Stem

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