I went to a parent meeting for the SEAS varsity basketball team. After some continuing debate over the last two weeks, the coaches have decided to field one team. Rather than field a varsity rec and a varsity comp team, they are just going to have one varsity comp team.
At this point, they have fifteen 7th and 8th grade boys on the team. It is going to interesting to see how this plays out. It seems like there are going to be at least 4 or 5 boys that don't get much playing time. It will also be interesting to see how many boys are on the team at the end of the season.
I have not seen the boys scrimmage yet so it is hard to tell who is going to play where. Based on what little I have seen, I would rank Jack about 8th on the team. There are a couple of 8th graders who are almost two years older than him. After logging the most minutes on the floor for a very successful team last year, I wonder how much playing time he will get this year and how he is going to react to being a bench player rather than a starter.
Unlike last year, the team did not get into the December tournament, but will be playing in three tournaments in January and February: Jesuit Jr. Classic (Jan. 2 to 17); Presentation (Jan 22 to 24) and CB Invitational (Feb 13 to 21). League games start the first week of January.