San Marcos Basketball is coming off a great season last year. The Royals won the channel league to make it to CIF. In CIF they made it to two rounds. Their CIF run ended against Thousand Oaks high school due to a slow start. They shot the ball poorly which led to the deficit. For this upcoming season the Royals lost some key players but are excited and hopeful to give other players opportunities. Some of the key players they lost are. Shakir Hammad, Aiden Mandel, and Jaden Reyes. The Royals also lost their old head Coach Jelani Hicks who was with the royals for the past 4 years, and led them to three Channel League titles in a row. Replacing Hicks is coach Kinzler. Kinzler has been in the basketball program for a while now but this is his first time being head coach of the Varsity team. Some of this year’s key role players on the team are Wyatt Miller and Micah Jacobi.
They think the keys for consistency this year are, “Playing together, everyone stepping up, and everyone giving 110%.”
In order for the team to be successful this year they will need to accomplish these goals. The Royals have a tough season ahead.specially their games against
Oxnard high schools, and Los Angeles high school Teams. The Royals home opener is in late October.
Micah Jacobi and Wyatt Miller are going to be the key players leading the R
royals this season. As a team they are strong on offense, and have great shooters. Something they want to work on is not trying to do too much, and have everyone stay in their rolls.
“We want everyone to stick to what they know, and play the royal brand of basketball,” said Wyatt Miller.
This Season the Royals are hoping to take home yet another Channel League Title, and make a run in CIF, and hopefully win a State Championship. They are also excited to be led by their new coach Kinzler hoping to have a great first season as head coach of the royals basketball team.