Boy’s Basketball Pre-season

Ben Schumock, Print Editor

Last year the boys basketball team placed sixth in the state tournament and tied in second place with Olympia in the SPSL. 

Junior Cobi Campbell led the team to a 22-9 overall record in the 2018-2019 season.

 Campbell was also one of the biggest scorers last year, averaging 15.1 points per game, just behind senior Kendall Munson who averaged 16.7 points per game. 

Munson transferred out of Puyallup after the season last year; he is now at Garfield High School. The team has lost five seniors from last year and there are many spots that need to be filled for the 2019-2020 season.  

Head coach Scott Campbell will be entering his 22nd year of coaching basketball and his 13th year here at Puyallup.  Scott Campbell says some of the leaders stepping up on the team are his son Cobi Campbell and junior Luke Holcomb. 

“It’s hard to tell who is going to step up as a leader before the season but coming into it I would guess Cobi and Luke, they are two returning guys that have a lot of varsity experience that have gone through a lot,” Scott Campbell said. 

The basketball team does not have a lot of big men on their roster this year compared to having 7’ Zane Foster and 6’6 Dylan Rhodes down on the blocks last year.

“The pace that we will play at will change this year, we will try to play a lot faster since we have many smaller and faster kids,” Campbell said. 

  Holcomb a three year varsity player who will miss the first part of basketball due to football. Holcomb is also the starting quarterback for the Vikings football team and they are competing in the 4A  state tournament.  

“I’m excited to spend time with the team and travel with them,” Holcomb said.

The basketball team has high hopes that they will make it back to state for a second time in a row and to win the SPSL. Olympia will be a big challenge for the Viks as they have many returning players including a University of Washington commit.

“I’m excited for the challenge to get back to state with a whole new squad,” Campbell said.