Knights Athleticism & Quickness To Be Strengths in 2016-17
The Eustis/Farnam Knights seek a stellar 2016-2017 season full of success on the hardwood with a three starters returning with an abundance of experience.
The Knights will also have the advantage of seven returning lettermen that are hoping to help with the resurgence of the Eustis/Farnam hoops squad.
“The Knights will have several experienced players returning this season,” expressed Eustis/Farnam Head Coach. Brian Hubbert. They will also look to some younger players and newcomers for valuable minutes. The Fort Kearny Conference (FKC) will be a challenging conference again this year. The Knights are looking to be in the hunt come tournament time.”
Leading the way for the Knights is forward Kaleb Gibbens with efforts of 10.7 and 8.7 rebounds per contest. Gibbens is definite mismatch in the wing as well as in the paint. Gibbens has deceptive speed and quickness and his ‘want to’ is a big factor in Kaleb winning the ball and ripping down the amount of rebounds per contest. Gibbens plays with great confidence and leads by example for the Knights.
Guard Hayden Rupe does an outstanding job of being one of the primary ballhandlers for the Knights. Lining up scoring efforts from ‘downtown’, Hayden sticks to his guns to the tune of 9.5 points per game during the past 2015-2016 season on the hardwood.
Shaye Collins is a solid all-around player that does a lot of little things that make the Knights better,” expressed Brian Hubbert.
The foursome of Christian Timm, Spencer Pleschourt, Jordan Fangmeyer and J.D. Bartell will fill out the rest of the starting lineup as well as compete for starting positions for Eustis/Farnam. Timm brings a speed element to the equation that can’t be coached. Spencer Pleschourt and Jordan Fangmer along with JD Bartell. will see plenty of minutes on the hardwood for the Knights this season.
Senior Taylor O’Connell and Junior Riley Eisenhauer add a height element to the equation for the Silver and Black this season.
Looking to leave their mark during their initial season of hoops are freshmen Colby Fasse, Tanner Fangmeyer, Blake Schmidt, Andy Jack and Jacob Rupe.