2016-17 Spring Valley Boys Basketball Capsule Preview


Head coach: Paul Blair, first year

2015-16 record: 10-12 (5-9 Sunset, sixth)

Returning lettermen (starters): Seven (five)

Top players: G Paul Banks (Sr.), F Justin Bonner (Sr.), F Ryan Frazier (Sr.), G Keelan Wickersham (Jr.)

Outlook: The Grizzlies return seven lettermen, including five starters, from last year’s squad.

“Our team is very hungry to win along with being a very humble, grinding, athletic, fast team,” Blair said. “One of our goals is to get a playoff berth this year. Our expectations this year are to earn respect from our peers and to have an above .500 record in the best league in Las Vegas.

“We want to compete and have fun while doing it. We will definitely be a sleeper, and we are looking forward and respectively accepting all challenges.”