Mr. Garrett Dunn
Now underway with their 2018-2019 season, the CVU Men’s Basketball team has just four seniors: Joe Warren, and returning captains Paul Keen, Spencer Dooley, and Will Burroughs. Lead by Head Coach Michael Osborne, the previous Division I finalist team plans on making a return to the championship once more.
While talking with his team before their preseason game against Lamoille Valley, Coach Osborne reminded them that he plans for this team to accomplish great things. “I have big expectations this year for you guys. You’ll all do great things but we gotta work for it, so let’s set the tone tonight for the rest of the season.”
Image from the CVU team Facebook page
Like Osborne, many other people want to see the boys’ team succeed this year. Basketball’s biggest fan and CVU senior, Jacob Mintz-Roberts, is very excited to see his friends play on the court, and lead their school to yet another outstanding season. Mintz-Roberts thinks that their competition is on the rise. He hopes fans will come out to cheer on CVU against tough teams, including Rutland, last year’s State Champion, and BHS.
Mintz-Roberts has a lot of faith in some key players this season, like Nikos Carroll. Mintz-Roberts believes that Carroll is going to play a huge role on the team on the court with his everlasting hustle and danger behind the three point line.
CVU senior, basketball team captain, Varsity Volleyball starter, certified referee, older brother, and role model Will Burroughs gave us some insight on his thoughts for this year. He described his excitement to see the new and returning talents of Carroll, Ethan Harvey, and Graham Walker, all scoring and getting play time.
Fans are expected to fill the gym this season. Let’s see if this group of boys can bring one home for CVU this year. Best of luck to the boys!