Evart boys basketball team focusing on busy summer

EVART — Evart’s boys basketball coach Kris Morgan and his players completed a busy week of summer play on Friday.

Morgan worked with his players for about an hour each day in the Evart gym.

“They had football all morning so we’d just come in for an hour and try to hit one or two things, like fastbreak offense for a day, defense for a day and rebounding for a day,” he said.

Most of his players also are involved in summer football. He’s had about seven varsity players and eight junior varsity performers.

The Wildcats went to Ferris for a weekend camp last Saturday and Sunday.

Morgan said that he has some experience coming back this season with the likes of Robbie Tapling, Cody Pritchard and Trevin Ladd.

“Last year was a learning year for a lot of them,” Morgan said, adding the summer was a good time for players to learn his system. “Even those sophomores who might not play varsity, it’s a good way for them to get a glimpse of what’s coming up.”

The Wildcats will still have open gyms this summer.

“This is practice,” Morgan said. “A lot of the kids are doing baseball, football and basketball, all in June. This helps our chemistry getting them in and playing together more.”

Andrew Bengry has been among the active athletes during the summer with baseball, track and cross, along with basketball.

“It’s been a busy summer,” he said. “It helps a lot, You build up teammate chemistry before the season starts. It’s a big help.”