Boys basketball seniors attack season with lofty goals

by Kristian Frisbey

“Defense. We also need to be able to use our speed since we don’t have a lot of height this season. Also, we will need to work on our chemistry on both sides of the ball.” -senior RJ Lawrence on what will facilitate Wildcat success

With their first game Saturday against Park Hill South at Liberty High School at 4:30 pm, the boys basketball team looks to start their season off strong.

As a senior approaching his last year of basketball,  Daniel Parker hopes to achieve big goals as he ends his playing career for the Cats.

“I want to win a state title, but also reach 1000 career points,” Parker said.

Alongside Parker, senior point guard RJ Lawrence enters his third season as the Cat’s varsity point guard. His goals include working on all facets of his game.

“I will need to be able to score, facilitate, play defense and be the overall glue of the team,” Lawrence said.

While Lawrence looks to do big things individually in his final season, he also noted things the team needs to work on to reach full potential.

“Defense. We also need to be able to use our speed since we don’t have a lot of height this season. Also, we will need to work on our chemistry on both sides of the ball,” Lawrence explained.

Lawrence leans on family to motivate him as player and a person.

“Seeing all the sacrifices (my family) made for me as a child and everyone around me makes me want to work to be successful, so I can give back,” Lawrence said.

The boys will host their first home game against Lee’s Summit North on Wednesday, December 6 at 7 pm.