Prestonsburg will look to improve on last year’s 16-16 mark under second-year head coach Brent Rose.
The Blackcats will count heavily on four of its top returners – senior Adam Slone (13 ppg., 8 rebs.), senior Graham Burchett (12 ppg., 8 rebs.), junior Grant Justice (6 ppg., 8 assists) and junior Will Gullett (5 ppg., 5 rebs.).
Rose said his team is much quicker than last season and his squad will look to play at a faster pace.
“We improved near the end of the season last year,” Rose said. “Our defensive pressure improved with Clayton Smith, Kaleb Jarvis and Justice.”
Rose will rely on two top newcomers in junior Gunner Williams and freshman Ryan Rose.
The goal is simple – see a much-improved team this season.
The Blackcats will open at home against Knott Central on Dec .3.
Dec. 3 Knott Central Home
Dec. 7 Buffalo Wild Wings Shootout
Letcher Central at Pike County Central
Dec. 10 Magoffin County Home
Dec. 14 East Ridge Away
Dec. 17 Floyd Central Away
Dec .19-21 Hi-Tech Signs/Graphix Classic
Morgan County, Wolfe County, Pike Central
Dec. 27-28, 30 Sunshine Classic
TBA, TBA, TBA, at Daytona Beach, Fla.
Jan. 3 Betsy Layne Home
Jan. 7 Lawrence County Away
Jan. 9 Phelps Away
Jan. 15 Pike Central Away
Jan. 17 15th Region All ‘A’ Classic
Shelby Valley at Appy Wireless Arena
Jan. 24 Lawrence County Home
Jan. 28 Belfry Away
Jan. 31 Betsy Layne Away
Feb. 1 Scott Blank Classic
Breathitt County at Buckhorn
Feb. 4 Magoffin County Away
Feb. 6 East Ridge Home
Feb. 7 Knox Central Away
Feb. 11 Menifee County Away
Feb. 14 Floyd Central Home
Feb. 15 Powell County Home
Feb. 18 Martin County Away
Feb. 20 Phelps Home