2016-17 Desert Pines Boys Basketball Capsule Preview


Head coach: Mike Uzan, sixth season

2015-16 record: 22-9 (14-0 Sunrise, first)

Returning lettermen (starters): Nine (four)

Top players: G Capri Uzan (Sr.), F Trevon Abdullah (Sr.), G Jordan Simon (Sr.), G Derek Coleman (Sr.), F JeRell Springer (Sr.)

Outlook: The Jaguars return nine lettermen, including four starters, from a team that advanced to the Division I-A state final.

Capri Uzan (17 points, 5 assists, 3.5 rebounds per game), Abdullah (10 ppg, 6 rpg), Simon (7 ppg, 3 rpg, 2 apg) and Coleman (5 ppg, 3 rpg) all return for Desert Pines, which could also benefit from the transfer of Springer from Shadow Ridge.

“We should be pretty good,” Mike Uzan said.