First-year Navarre coach Klint Lay knows his basketball team is a work in progress.
“We are a young team and are going through some growing pains,” Lay said after his team dropped a 59-43 home contest to the Milton Panthers on Friday, Dec. 14. “We have a team full of great kids this year and as many as five players have just joined the basketball team from the Raiders’ history-making Final Four football team."
The Raiders’ 2012-13 boys’ team includes just two seniors – starting forward Jean Quinones and reserve forward Rasheed Williams. The balance of the team is juniors and sophomores. The youth of the team – and the fact that as team – showed against the Panthers.
“The talented football players have to get into basketball shape,” Lay said. "They are very coachable."
To read more about Raiders basketball, see the Dec. 20 edition of Navarre Press.
Gatlin Casey prepares to shoot a free throw. Photo by Adam Lacquement