By Zack Steel, For the Tribune
Hewitt Trussville head basketball coach Jeremy Monceaux was sure of one thing starting the 2023-2024 campaign: he wasn’t sure what kind of team he would have. The Huskies return one starter from last year’s team that saw quite a turnaround for Husky basketball.
The one returning starter is 6’9” prospect Reid Stodgehill. Everyone else was a bit of a question mark.
Early in year 2 of the Monceaux era, the Huskies appear to be headed for another successful season. Last week, the Huskies managed a 2-1 record with wins over Hillcrest of Tuscaloosa and Indian Springs. TheHuskies fell to 5A powerhouse Ramsey on the road last Friday night.
Before the season, I asked Monceaux about his team.
“I am not sure, how good we will be,” he told me. “But in year two the kids have a much better idea about what we expect in our system.”
The results have been positive. The Husky brand is tough as nails defense while constantly moving the basketball on offense to get open looks at the basket.
Stodgehill leads the team in scoring and rebounding thus far. The big surprise for the Huskies has been the newcomers, specifically Lake Williams.
“My early pleasant surprise has to be Lake Williams. We all knew he played hard, but the development of his game on both ends of the floor has been tremendous, and is a testament to his hard work and willingness to be coached.”
Hewitt will play several games in December, including tournaments in Daphne and Moody. First up in December are the Oxford Yellow Jackets, who visit Bryant Bank arena , complete with new video screen, Tuesday at 7:30 PM.