Boys Basketball share hopes
for 2017-2018 Season at Media Day
USA-365.com Special Report by Frank Sprankle
Point Bulldogs boys basketball team gather during media day on
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. (Photo by Frank Sprankle)
POINT (11-10-2017) The last few years have proven positive for the Crown
Point Bulldogs boys’ basketball team. They have finished with winning marks in
four straight seasons with sectional titles in 2014 and 2015.
The quest to returning to sectional glory and beyond, tipped-off for the
Bulldogs on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at home against Bowman Academy.
But before tipping-off, the Bulldogs met the media and took photos on Friday,
Nov. 10 at Crown Point High School.
Motivated by last year’s sectional title lost at Michigan City High School to
the Merrillville Pirates, this team is eager to start the season.
“I want to be one of those guys people can look up to,” junior guard/forward Sam
Snodgrass makes-up 13 juniors on the roster. He spent time this summer playing
AAU basketball for the Indy Heat (Red) team.
“I started off slow, I was nervous, but towards the end of the last month, I
just played. I had a great summer,” Snodgrass said.
A big part of Crown Point’s success of late had to do with several seniors who
graduated last year, including Sasha Stefanovic, who departed as the Bulldogs
leading scorer with 1,385 points, and will be wearing jersey number 55 with the
Purdue Boilermakers this college basketball season..
Only two seniors make-up the Bulldogs roster heading into the 2017-18 season in
Jake McCallister and Jake Bennett.
“I just play hard and show these guys that I will get stuff done, hopefully they
will follow,” McCallister said, who still has memories of how his team’s season
ended at Michigan City. “It hurt us, but every practice means something, every
game means something, the little things are important.”
The Bulldogs posted a 22-4 record last year. Over the past three seasons, since
2014-15, they have averaged 20 wins and seven losses.
“Anytime you start a new season there is optimism, we are excited,” said
Bulldogs Head Coach Clint Swan, who begins his 12th season with the Crown Point
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