With basketball season for the Gauchos all most here, thank god, I will be doing a series of previews of the upcoming 2009-2010 Men's basketball season. The first preview will be on the Gaucho's guards.
The Gauchos are only losing one guard and that is defensive stopper D.J. Posley. The point guard position which produced a lot of turnovers last year will have starting point guard Justin Joyner back. Joyner was a leading assist man in the Big West during his freshman and sophomore years. He sat out last year due to a broken wrist. The shooting guard position will be held by senior three point shooter James Powell. James is one of the leading three point shooters in school history and has a career average of 10 points per game. The back up point guard duties will be held by senior Paul Roemer. Paul Roemer started 18 games last season. Then the combo guards are brothers Will and Chris Brew. They are very athletic and are solid defensive players with lots of scoring ability. The three point specialist off the bench is junior Jordan Weiner. He averaged 38% from three point range last year. The bench warming guards are newcomers Jacob Mercer (Santa Barbara City College) and Brad Lewis (Simi Valley HS).
The Gauchos are very excited with the return of point guard Justin Joyner and expect a big senior season from James Powell.
The next preview will be about the small forwards.