2016-17 Shadow Ridge Boys Basketball Capsule Preview


Head coach: Pat Welby, first season

2015-16 record: 12-17 (2-6 Southwest, fourth)

Returning lettermen (starters): Six (two)

Top players: G James Fuller (Sr.), G Kevin Branch (Sr.), G Isaiah Williams (Sr.), F Obi Okafor (Sr.)

Outlook: Welby, a veteran basketball coach in Las Vegas, takes over a program that returns six lettermen, but just two starters, from a team that qualified for the playoffs last year.

Fuller (15 points, 5.1 rebounds per game) is the leading returning scorer, and is joined by Branch (8.0 ppg, 3.1 assists per game), Williams (5.0 ppg, 3.1 apg) and Okafor (2.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg).

“We’re making the transition to a new style and system of play with a new coaching staff in place,” Welby said. “We’re looking for James Fuller, Kevin Branch and Isaiah Williams to provide senior leadership and qualify for the playoffs and advance to the state tournament.”