Angelos looking for SFHS Devils’ return to Regional
South Fulton High School Boys’ Basketball Coach Peter Angelos will look to his two seniors, Dashun Bradshaw and Blake Johnson, to help lead his Red Devils back to the Regionals once again, after the 2017-2018 team accomplished that goal, for the first time in five years.
Bradshaw, a 6’1” guard, was an All-District standout and the top scorer for that team and Angelos notes he could find his way to a court at the next level following graduation.
Johnson, a 5’11” guard, who started last year, will return to the starting line-up again, along with Bradshaw, sophomores Brock Brown, Bryce McFarland and Eli Carlisle.
Brown will set up at the wing, with McFarland at guard and Carlisle at post.
On ready off the bench for time on the court will be sophomores Rider Whitehead, wing and guards Beau Britt and Drew Barclay.
“Lack of bulk” could be a challenge, according to Angelos. While Carlisle, Bradshaw, sophomore Jalen Cross and Whitehead are at the six foot and above height, most of the team is “tall but thin” which could be an obstacle in the physicality required to dominate in the rebounding department.
With only two seniors and no juniors on the team, nine of the 12 listed on the Red Devils’ roster are sophomore and one, a freshman. While that could give the appearance of uncertainty resulting from youth and inexperience, Angelos credits the team as being “hard working kids” with shooting their strength.
Sophomore Jaden Knott, 5’11”, a sophomore will play at the post position, with sophomore Aaron Dildine, another sophomore at wing. Dylan Jackson, a freshman, will play at guard.
“We have full roster of sophomores. So, we are rebuilding. We went 12-16 last year, so I want to first, record a winning season, and next, make sure we go back to the regionals. Union City always has some good athletes and I think Lake County will be strong this year. We may be young, but I believe we will be able to compete this year,” Angelos said.
The head coach is assisted by Nick Ritter and Jeremy McFarland. Team Manager is Jake Clapper.
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