The Wylie boys basketball team returns only two starters from last year’s team, but one of those returnees is the Bulldogs’ leading scorer.
Avery Brekke, a 6’7” senior post, shot 65 percent from the field and averaged a double-double – 18 points and 10 rebounds per game – last season. He earned all-region honors from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. The Bulldogs finished 9-12 last year and were the fourth-place team from District 4-5A, losing to eventual state semifinalist Amarillo High in the bi-district round of the playoffs in just their third year of being a Class 5A school.
“We will be younger, but more athletic this season,” said Gregg Ruffin, who is in his ninth year as the head basketball coach at Wylie. “Our team strength will be our post play (Brekke), but our biggest weakness will be our lack of experience.”
Dylan Jennings, a 6’1” senior guard, is also a returning all-district selection for Wylie. He averaged 2 assists per game last season.
A number of newcomers will have to step up to play more significant roles for the Bulldogs
this season. That includes 6’1” junior guard Mark Fakhoury, 6’4” junior forward Harrison Heighten, 5’9” sophomore guard Martin Marshall and 5’11” junior guard Kazion Brown.