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Pratt boys begin season with new commitment to defense

Ruby Howell
Pratt High School boys basketball team members have a season of growth behind them and look to a competitive year ahead.

Pratt Greenback basketball begins this week. Head Coach Chris Battin remains grateful for the opportunity for his players to have a season. Battins said that the biggest challenge won’t be wearing masks during practices or not having a jump ball, but battling quarantines and the possibility of having games cancelled and trying to schedule another opponent in a short timeframe.  Currently, the Greenbacks have a very young team, with only 1 senior, and 9 juniors, 8 sophomores, and 6 freshmen, totaling at 24 players. 

“Last year we gained a lot of experience while being able to play some younger guys,” Battin said, “This year we are returning a number of those guys. I look forward to watching this group find another gear as we improve and really learn to challenge ourselves defensively.”

Make sure to keep a lookout for game schedules and the possible limiting of spectators. That information can be found on the USD382.com website closer to the date of the first game.