CSUDH Men’s Basketball Preview: Putting a Banner in the Rafterscsudhbulletin November 17, 2021 0 COMMENTS
With the college basketball season coming up, the men’s basketball team at CSUDH looks to defy the odds and put a banner in the rafters for the school.
By Chaz Kawamura, Senior Editor.
The college basketball season just started. With games already underway, the men’s basketball team at California State University, Dominguez Hills looks to start off the season with a bang as they begin with their four non-conference games.
Heading into the season, the team is adding on seven newcomers including five transfers and two high flying freshmen. This adds to the already solid returning squad consisting of Alex Garcia, Colten Kresl, and Chris Seely, who has still yet to show his dominance on the court for the team.
Some of those newcomers that might make a big difference this year could be Jace Bass, a transfer from Louisiana Tech and Andre Ball, a transfer from Pepperdine. This along with many young freshmen like Demorian Lowe and David Cheatom who are looking forward to their first season after not having one last year as freshmen.
“I am looking forward to competing with my brothers. All my teammates, all my coaches. We have been grinding. We have been looking forward to competing against all the top teams in our conference and our division,” Lowe said. “I hope we have a great season and I just can’t wait to go out there and show it.”
“This is my first year playing college basketball. So, I am really looking forward to getting a college basketball experience. Last year would have been my freshman year, but COVID happened,” said Cheatom. “I am just very excited to see what it’s like to play at this level. I think we have a really good team and have a lot of potential. I think we can go really far.”
The freshmen are not the only ones excited. Returnee, Chris Seely, also had a couple of things to say in relation to the upcoming basketball season.
“I think we can get a lot done this year just based on the type of players we have and the experience of some of our players, returners and transfers that we have.”
Coach Becker along with assistant coach Tim Anderson, who was recently hired during the off-season, is also looking forward to this brand new season with a brand new team. “I just think getting back to playing and getting back to gage where we are at will have the guys get out some jitters. We are looking to hit the ground running.”
With seven games in November and five games in December, the team is looking to start off hot before the bulk of the season comes into effect. Their first game was an exhibition game on Nov. 5th where they faced off against Division 1 team, UC Irvine.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QjqlXMhFcSZAnkhqdSqhlxrwHgeO8aUM/view?usp=sharing Video by Chaz Kawamura.