Boys Basketball 2018-19 Review
A young Rebels team takes the floor in 2018-19 for the program’s 50th season. The guard duo of senior Jacob Denney and sophomore Johnny Brunk are the main returnees from last year’s senior-heavy team, which won the Circle City Conference and finished 18-7, tying for the third-most wins in program history. Denney averaged 1.5 points last season, Brunk averaged 1.3 and they combined to appear in 40 varsity games. Junior swingman Aidan Looney and junior frontliners Daniel Asher and Alex Stroud return for their first full-time varsity seasons, after seeing limited varsity minutes last season while starting on the JV team, which went 13-7. The newcomer group of sophomore guards Anthony Donahue and Thomas Fellmeth, senior forward Brandon Berger and junior guards Nick Spearing and Chuck McGinsie look to anchor Roncalli’s bench unit. Sophomore forward Max Wors is expected to return from a shoulder injury after the first of the year.
The schedule poses its usual challenges, including two teams (Center Grove and Cathedral) ranked in the top five in the first statewide poll and a third team (Floyd Central) ranked in the top 20. The Rebels host North Central in the opening round of the Marion County Tournament, the state’s toughest in-season tournament, and once again will play in Class 4A Sectional 11, which features state-ranked Ben Davis, Pike, Decatur Central, Southport and Perry Meridian.