Coach: Chuck Ramsey (16th season)
Last year: 16-10 (6-6 North Suburban Lake)
Key players lost: G Jason Warneke, G Eric Williams, F Scott Geske, F Kegan McDaniel.
Key players returning: G Brandon Paul, sr., F James Poliquin, sr., G David Duncan, sr., F Jake Anderson, sr., G Aaron Montgomery, sr.
Top newcomers: F Matt Dickinson, jr., F Shahron Thomas, jr., G Craig Burton, jr., G Marquise Thomas, jr., G Jonny Duncan, jr., G Ryan Maguire, sr.
Outlook: The Blue Devils will be performing a balancing act this season as they try to right the ship.
Last years 10-loss campaign was a disappointment by their high standards.
Much of Warrens offense will run through Illinois-bound guard Brandon Paul. The trick is for his teammates not to get too caught up in watching the show.
"We need everyone playing and contributing while certainly being mindful that Brandon is going to need to be at the center of what we do," Warren coach Chuck Ramsey said. "Brandon has special talents. He can drive to the basket, he can shoot. We want him to utilize those abilities. We also want to make sure to get other guys involved."
There are plenty available to choose from.
Five players with experience under their belt return from last years squad, including forwards James Poliquin and Jake Anderson and guard David Duncan. They all averaged between 5 and 7 points per game last year.
Paul was at about 20 points per game. He committed to Illinois before the start of last season.
"I think what were going to have to do offensively is have very good movement of the ball and all of our players," said Ramsey, …
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Publication information: Article title: Warren. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: November 22, 2008. Page number: 7. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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