Broken Bow readies for another shot at Mr. Basketball Invite
This past year, Broken Bow boys basketball had one of their best seasons in years, making their first state tournament appearance in almost 20 years with a final record of 23–6.
Now graduating six seniors form their squad, the Indians have begun revamping their team with weekly Summer training as they gear up for one of the biggest off–season tournaments in Nebraska.
Making their second consecutive showing at the Mr. Basketball tournament, Broken Bow has hit the ground running these last couple months hitting the gym four to five days a weeks as a team with open court shootouts.
Though not much has changed from coach Olson's workouts, having the Indians spend much of their time practicing foul shots and short rangers all up and down the court with speed.
Common drills seeming to payoff with major improvements in the teams game strategies, they hope to take with them into the Health and Sports Center this weekend.
"Yeah as far as practice goes we just got to focus on the little things and fundamentals are a key aspect," head coach Nate Olson said. "To how you know you're going to build on success, so and at the same time it is the summer and working on kind of getting that same mindset of getting back into things of trying to familiarize those things that go with our offense and defense," Olson continued.
"Little things is what gets you wins and that's our goal in summer tournaments," senior Griffin Wright stated. "But it's more of the chemistry of just getting to play each other again and just trying to build what our game plan is going to be coming into these tournaments," Wright explained.
The 27th annual Mr. Basketball tournament runs from July 6-8 at the University of Nebraska at Kearney featuring 64 teams for boys ages 13–17.