Posted On: 11/14/17 6:42 PM
The season is getting closer and closer and we are starting to dive into the rosters and Sectionals that will help to determine who are the top competition for each class. Today, we take a look into 4A and the frontrunners. We breakdown Indianapolis Cathedral.
Last Year’s Record: 15-9
Head Coach: Jason Delaney
Top Returning Players: Jarron Coleman (Sr), Jayden Edwards (Sr), James Franklin (Jr), Ross Welch (Jr), Justin Hensley (Jr), Hunter Jackson (So)
Top Departures: Danny Goggans (Graduate), Tra Landers (Graduate), Austin Kendrick (Graduate)
New Additions: Armaan Franklin (Transfer – Fishers, Jr)
Why a Frontrunner: Cathedral finds themselves on the list of frontrunners because of the culture and talent that Head Coach Jason Delaney has been able to put together. Now in his second season with a handful of returners, Cathedral has a legitimate chance to make it to the State Championship come Spring 2018. Jarron Coleman lead this team in scoring last season and is looking to do the same after a solid summer. Jayden Edwards and Ross Welch add experience and play making ability while doing some of the small things it takes to win games. James Franklin and Hunter Jackson are returning guards who both came into their own last season for the Irish and will be at the point of attack this year. Although they lost some great contributors in Goggans and Landers, they have added a wing from Fishers in Armaan Franklin who is starting to show his true abilities. Franklin adds length and athleticism on the wing. He excels at getting to the basket and has been adding the jumper to his game.
Outlook: Cathedral has a tough schedule this season, especially in the second half. Look for them to break out of the gate strong and gear up for late December and early January. They put together a great summer with workouts and shootouts. With James Franklin returning from offseason surgery, the Irish are ready to get back to full strength and hit the ground running. Coach Delaney will have this team ready for each of their contests on their journey into the postseason. This team will hang their hat on the defensive end of the floor but have the offensive fire power to play with the best teams in the state. If Cathedral can get through their tough sectional, they will have a great chance of making it deep into the playoffs. They’re ready for the opportunity to avenge their opening round sectional loss to North Central.