Riverton Boys’ Basketball Finds a New Identity with a New Season

Updated: Dec. 7, 2022 at 7:00 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Riverton Wolverines boys’ basketball team has had some sizeable losses to say the least during the offseason. Of those seniors who graduated was Lucas Engle who stood at 6 foot 6 and led 4A in blocks per game.

This season, the Wolverines will have a smaller line up and with that comes a playstyle vastly different from the season prior. Their players are ready for this new playstyle and the challenges that they will face this season.

Junior Darrick Devries talked about what kind of team they will have this season. He said, “I want to say a run and gun team, not so many plays in the playbook just kind of pass cut move around get open shots. Our main thing, our identity is going to be our defense we’re going to play really hard defense.”

The team shares the same sentiment of being a more run and gun style team. “I feel like we have a lot of good athletes and we’re pretty fast and quick. So I think as Darrick said we’ll be pretty much a run and gun team,” senior Nathan Hutchison stated.

Last season, Riverton was able to come away with first place in the Western Conference in 4A having a conference record of 10-0. They also had an overall record of 21-6 before losing in the first round of the state playoffs.

Head coach Beau Sheets knows that each new season always comes with a different kind of roster, and he embraces that. Coach Sheets commented, “What’s great about basketball is you can win with multiple strategies, you know. You could have short quick guards, you could have big posts, you can kind of have a blend of both. So whether it’s the NBA, college basketball, or high school basketball, there’s a lot of ways to compete and that’s the beauty of it.”

The Riverton boys’ basketball team begins play on December 8th.