Weiser High School
Conference: 3A Snake River Valley Conference
Head Coach: Brad Adolfson
Years as Head Coach: 3rd Season
Previous Experience: 2 years HC at Nampa Christian, 15 yrs asst at various schools
Record Last Year: 15-12
State Titles: 1995
Bruce Winegar, Gary Jensen, Bowe VonBrethorst, Ty Price, Bernie Weldon
Tony Lopez, PG, 12; JaCobi Beesley, G, 12; Jase Roberts, F, 12; Alberto Sanchez, G, 11; Bridger Bumgarner, G, 11
Returning Players with Honors:
Beesley 1st-team all-conference, Lopez and Sanchez honorable mention
“Key Players” lost from last year:
Evan Loomis, F, leadership and hustle plays; Thomas Crawford, F, all-around player and good rebounder
Incoming “impact” players:
Oscar Padilla, F, 12; Jose Perez, G, 12; Dylen Erlebach, F, 11
Written by: David Bashore
Despite its modest 15-12 record last season, it was a great year for the Weiser boys basketball team, winning the title in a tough District III and playing for a trophy at the state tournament. There’s reason for optimism that the good times will continue for the Wolverines in 2015-16.
The Wolverines have plenty of returning experience, including five players from last year’s district championship team. They’re led by first-team all-conference selection JaCobi Beesley, a senior guard, and have plenty of help around him as they look to stay ahead of the pack in the Snake River Valley Conference.
Weiser has athleticism to burn and is built to run. The Wolverines have good shooters and can score buckets in a hurry, making them tough to stop once they get the momentum rolling. Scoring quickly will be key, as well as quickly finding whichever player has the hot hand on that given night. Something they’ll need to work on is finishing through contact and taking better care of the basketball.
Defensively Weiser plans to use the same strengths to put opponents under pressure, just like when the Wolverines have the ball. They’ll try to put as much pressure on the ball as possible and force turnovers to get easy baskets. Quickness and tenacity will be key in that endeavor, but they’ll need to shore up the defensive glass for those times that the pressure is broken.
Weiser has the kind of team that could light things up on a nightly basis or could go cold if nobody is firing. The difference in defending its district title could come with key shooting and interior defense. If Weiser can excel in those areas it could be another big year.