The WACO Warriors are in the middle of one of the best stretches of boys’ basketball in school history, coming off their third campaign with at least 20 wins in the last four seasons and a conference championship.
But the disappointment of an early exit from the playoffs at the hands of rival New London has WACO motivated for more, as head coach Paul Kissell has many of his top players back from a team that went undefeated in the North division of the Southeast Iowa Super Conference and was 21-2 overall.
That includes all-conference senior guard Hunter Hughes, who was one of the best players in the Super Conference North last season after averaging almost 15-and-a-half points, five rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game. Hughes also hit over 42 percent of his three-point attempts while knocking down two-thirds of his free throws and over 52% of his total shots.
Forward Colton Leichty also returns after putting up nearly 9.5 points, five rebounds and 2.5 steals per contest in his junior season. Fellow seniors Reece Oswald and Chase Waterhouse will be key contributors for the Warriors, who begin a new season November 27th by taking on Holy Trinity Catholic.