Preseason Preview: Cheyenne East Boys Basketball

Published: Nov. 25, 2021 at 12:43 AM CST
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - East Boys Basketball went (17-7) in 2020-2021 but fell short in both the East Regional and State Tournaments. Last year’s senior class had several good players including former Prep Athletes of the Week Graedyn Buell, Jake Rayl, and Jordan Codner. Therefore there are significant holes to fill. However, it was clear at practice on Wednesday that the T-Birds have confidence that that can be accomplished.

Below are quotes about what East hopes its identity will be this season.

Garet Schlabs, Junior

“You know it’s just tough, tough [hard-nosed], getting after people. That’s our thing. We didn’t do as well last year and we’re going to try and pick it up this year is just defense intensity. Just getting after people.”

Rusty Horsley, Head Coach

“Our kids are tough kids I think they have good hearts and they’re going to get after teams. We kind of want to get better defensively this year I think last year we struggled a little bit defensively and that’s really not really our M.O.”

Drew Jackson, Sophomore

“Coach [Rusty] Horsely does a great job…keeping the intensity up and making sure that we’re playing hard and all that and thankfully a lot of us got some experience last year.”

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