2018-19 Team Preview: Prosser Mustangs
SG/SF Haden Hicks - True all around skillset. Can bring the ball up, score, and also post up. A featured player on this team and he's only a sophomore.
C Calvin Maljaars - Primetime center. The 6-6 big man does everything you'd want out of the position; Including rebounds and dishing out to the guards. Ready for his best year yet.
PG Saul Qunones - Transferred in this past off-season. Coaching staff already likes what they see out of him. Has tremendous court vision, and knows how to create his own opportunities.
The Prosser Mustangs are a team on the up and coming.
It's a program that's not necessarily known for winning or losing, but they do tend to find themselves towards the upper echelon.
This season should be no different. While they have no All Leaguer's returning, they do have several key players ready to break out.
There is real belief in this group they can make the playoffs.
Head coach Toby Cox is going into his second season at the helm. After finishing 12-10 last year, he appears to be trending in the right direction.
The trio of Haden Hicks, Calvin Maljaars, and Saul Quinones don't have a lot of experience together, but they should work together great.
Their games complement each other well. Maljaars isn't afraid to do the dirty work down low, and Qunones and Hicks should be a perfect assist combo.
There's plenty of unselfish play between the three.
Also worth mentioning in that group is senior forward Will Wienmann.
He's a quality shooting guard that brings height to the backcourt. Expect him to put up a high volume of shots this year.
Filling out the lineup is going to be a rotation of Kaden Swift and Tommy Inions.
They are expected to see about an equal number of minutes, so either one can also play the sixth man role.
Swift and Inions both have the same height at 6-0. They're both going to shoot and bring high energy to the first and second unit.
Another couple players coming off the bench and giving high production will be Liiroy Rivera and Nik Williams.
Rivera plays a lot bigger than his 5-5 frame would suggest, and he'll rotate in the backcourt.
Coming in to spell Maljaars will be Williams. He brings a football player mindset underneath the glass. He's not afraid to bump heads.
Just getting his feet wet at the varsity level is sophomore point guard Brock Weinmann. He's been having a good pre-season, which could earn him some minutes.
This team oozes with potential, but it's going to have to be a team effort.
There's not one true superstar that stands out from this group. So they plan on playing together, and truly using all ten guys.
So far in this young season they've split their first two games. A tone-setting 68-65 win over Ephrata, and a slightly shocking 71-60 loss at Wapato.
Projection: The jury is out on this team early on. Teams like Ellensburg, Ephrata, and Selah appear penciled in near the top of the CWAC. Prosser can certainly play themselves into that conversation. They have a couple key early games that can be telling. This is a team worth monitoring going forward.
@ Ellensburg 12/7
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