Head coach: Bret Walter, 21st season
2016-17 record: 17-10 (9-3 Northwest, second)
Returning lettermen (starters): Ten (four)
Top players: G Jaylen Fox (Sr.), F Elijah Kothe (Sr.), G Josh Hong (Sr.), G Brevin Walter (Jr.)
Outlook: The Crusaders’ return to Class 4A last year certainly was a success. They’re hoping to build off of that this season.
Kothe (13.6 points per game, 8.5 rebounds per game, 2.4 assists per game), Fox (12.9 ppg, 3.4 apg), Hong (4.0 ppg, 3.1 apg) and Brevin Walter (9.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg) all return to a squad that will look a lot like last year’s team.
“We return 10 players off last year’s team,” Bret Walter said.