EVART -- Nathan Struble is on the Evart boys basketball roster this season and the Wildcats are glad he is. A senior, Struble didn\u2019t play as a sophomore or junior but decided to come out for the team this season. He thought about playing last season but decided to come back this winter and is glad he did. \u201cI was a little rusty but I had played with all the guys,\u201d he said, noting that he had a busy summer with some of the other players. \u201cWe went to Morey Courts over the summer.\u201d Struble scored 13 points against both Boyne City and Coleman. But he considered the Boyne City game to be a better performance. \u201cMy role is to usually get the rebound and put it back up for that extra point,\u201d Struble said. \u201cI feel that I\u2019m a good rebounder because I have pretty good jumping ability.\u201d Being down underneath the\u00a0 hoop with the ball is one area of his game in which Struble wants to improve. Improving on defense and cutting down on turnovers will be critical for the team in upcoming games, he said. \u201cHustle on defense and limiting turnovers, and we should do very well,\u201d he said. The Wildcats have played without starting junior Jared Pattee being at 100 percent in recent games. He\u2019s expected to play more this week. \u201cI feel that he is one of our key players,\u201d Struble said. Looking ahead, Struble is hoping the Wildcats play well enough to be in the district finals in March. \u201cThat could be a strong possibility,\u201d he said.