- HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PREVIEW: LINCOLN NORTHEAST
LINCOLN NORTHEAST ROCKETS
Head Coach: Steve Bartek
Career Coaching Record: 194-116 (8th year at LNE)
Last year's record: 14-8
Last at State: 2006
Returning lettermen: Jordan Brown, 6-1 jr.; Clayton Dean, 5-11 sr.; Tyler Francis, 6-2 sr.; Will Sailors, 6-4 jr.
Newcomers to watch: Trevor Vanderford, 6-5 sr.; Puot Kudhot, 6-0 jr.; Tut Kailech, 6-0 jr.; Derek Hoodjer, 6-4 jr.; Reed Svoboda, 6-1, jr.; Jordan Schroer, 6-1 so.; Chaz Ginger, 6-1 jr.
Season Outlook: Northeast has many newcomers that are vying for playing time. The Rockets will need to overcome a lack of experience with great teamwork and hustle. Work ethic is a strength and could be the difference in improving team' progress. Northeast's only returning starter, Tyler Francis, is out with a leg injury from football and isn't expected to return until mid-January.