EVART — The Evart boys basketball team is off to an 0-3 start, but players like Nick Sylvester are convinced winning success is right around the corner.

The 6-foot-2 senior center is in his third varsity season for Evart. He started the first game of the 2016-17 season, then sprained his ankle and missed 10 contests.

“I came back and just wasn’t the same person,” Slyvester said.

He spent a lot of time in the offseason getting ready for 2017-18.

“I’ve been working a lot on post moves, getting off screens, playing defense,” Sylvester said

His role will be putbacks on offense and playing tough inside on defense.

Sylvester said he will be one of the taller players on the team.

“We have to work as a team and not let guys drive the middle and helping others on defense,” he said. “I think we’ll be great on defense and good on inside. We can work a little better on outside.”

Against the best teams in the Highland Conference, “we need to play great defense, box out and get rebounds,” Sylvester

Sylvester was a tackle in football and said that helps him with his inside aggressiveness for basketball.

The Wildcats are home Thursday against Beal City.