Back on the court

Coach Parvaz discusses the boys’ upcoming season

Following an 18-10 season and a Bay League last year, boys basketball looks to improve their record and move farther into the playoffs with their experienced team.

Now that more than half the team is returning seniors, head coach Ali Parvaz sees potential for a great season.

“Our core guys have been playing together since eighth grade, so our team chemistry is really high,” Parvaz said. “We’re a versatile team and in that I can see a lot of potential there.”

Looking ahead to the season, the team looks to extend their run through the playoffs through loosely guided offense with minimal designated plays.

“Our guys have been together so long, so we try to give them a lot of freedom on offense,” Parvaz said. “They know what works between them, and how to move without the ball, create good shots, and playing an effective offensive game.”

Defense, at times, was one of the team’s strong suits last year and with a veteran core, the team will have an elite defensive unit this season.

“Last year we showed flashes of being really good on defense,” Parvaz said. “Once we can establish more consistency, we will be a top defensive team in California.”

Coming into this year, Parvaz eyes not just a return to the playoffs, but to continue on past tournament play.

“At the moment we are trying to get ready for game one of the regular season,” Parvaz said. “Our schedule will get harder down the line, but I think we can get through it.”