Hamlin will field a young basketball team this season after graduating six lettermen off last year’s squad.
“We will be very young and inexperienced,” acknowledged Joe Thomasson, who is beginning his third season as the Pied Pipers’ coach. “We were senior heavy last year.”
Thomasson said his team is not afraid to work, however.
The Pied Pipers will count on the leadership of 5’9’ junior guard Colton Spalding. He averaged three points a game last year.
“He is a hard worker and not afraid to take the tough shot,” Thomasson added.
Zaymian Montoya, a 5’9” junior guard, will do “whatever we need,” according to Thomasson. Montoya averaged two assists per game a year ago.
Jackson White, a 6’3” senior forward, will be counted on to battle on the boards for Hamlin.
The Pied Pipers were 1-13 overall and 0-12 in District 10-2A after getting a late start to the basketball team after making a deep playoff run in football last year.