By JP Salvatore (IV)
Though the Pingry boys’ basketball team’s season has been postponed due to the current pandemic, they are remaining hopeful for the upcoming season. While their first game was originally scheduled for December 12th, the recent rise of COVID cases pushed their season back to January, with their first game on January 21. In this adjusted season, they plan to participate in two games per week, and finish their competitions by early March. In addition to these scheduling changes, there will not be a freshman team this year, which means higher stakes in achieving a roster spot.
Despite all the setbacks thrown their way, the team and coaches are continuing their preparations by putting together a strength and conditioning schedule and holding Zoom film sessions to improve their game off the court. Leo Xu (IV), a member of the freshman team last year, said that “given the situation and everything going on, [he’s] hopeful the season will be able to happen thanks to the hard work of all the Pingry coaches and staff involved.” The players can’t wait to return to the court and get their game on.