Basketball previews are brought to you by Southeast Community College and Union Bank and Trust! Lincoln Pius X Thunderbolts
Head Coach: Brian Spicka (3rd Year)
Career Record: 36-13
2017-18 Record: 16-9 (Class A State Qualifier)
Charlie Easley, 6-2, sr. guard; Austin Jablonski, 6-3, sr. forward; Kolbe Rada, 6-2, jr. guard; Holton Harman, 6-4, sr. guard; Mitch Sebek, 6-2, jr. guard.Others To Watch:
Noah Unger, 6-4, sr. forward/center; Tayden Gentrup, 6-3, jr. forward; Dominic Pelan, 5-10, sr. guard; Kyle Kluthe 6-4, sr. forward.Season outlook:
Pius X will drop to Class B this season, where they have been dominant traditionally. Because of a injury suffered just before football season, Joe Dworak will likely not be part of the team for his senior campaign.
Senior guard Charlie Easley, who averaged nearly 18 points and six rebounds a game last year, will likely be the focal point of the offense. Austin Jablonski provides athleticism inside, while Kolbe Rada is an outside shooting threat.
The Thunderbolts went triple overtime in the Class A quarterfinals and lost to eventual state champ Creighton Prep. Now in Class B, Pius X looks to compete with teams like Omaha Skutt, York, Bennington and Aurora, among others.