Last year: 12-11, 3-3 (GLAC)
Gavit will be young this season, as only Kyle Landers and Eric Sims played significant minutes last year. The Gladiators were in the top 50 in the state in scoring in 2012-13, averaging 66 points per game. However, the squad lost 54 of those points to graduation, so someone will have to pick up the slack. "Landers and Sims are both going to have to score for us," coach Brandon Ridenour said. "They're going to have to be the two who show up every night." The Gladiators will likely start two sophomores in Kenny Irons and Randy Ferguson, with two more playing significant minutes off the bench, and Ridenour said their development will be a huge key this season. "Physically, they'll be able to (compete)," Ridenour said. "It's just a matter of can they lock it down for 32 minutes?" Gavit opens playing host to Munster, the fifth straight year the Gladiators will have a big test early on against the Mustangs. — Matt Douthett
Last season finish
Lost in Class 3A Hammond Sectional semifinal to Hammond.
Leading returning scorer
Kyle Landers, 6.2 ppg.
Leading returning rebounder
Kyle Landers, 4 rpg.
Kyle Landers, Sr., F: Landers is a good communicator who has improved his jump shot tremendously. "I expect him to shoot the ball well, and for being undersized, he really rebounds the ball well," Ridenour said.
Newcomer to watch
Casey Jackson, Jr., G: He will start at point guard and had a good summer competing against good teams. "I'm hoping he can carry that over. Physically, he showed me he could," Ridenour said. "I think he's got a chance to have a good year for us."