Lincoln Park: Team Preview

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Posted On: 10/22/18 10:46 AM

Last season was a year of great improvement for the Lincoln Park basketball team. They improved their overall win total by 10 games, while 3 of their losses in league play were by a combined total of 9 points. The squad was led by a breakout season from guard Khalid Fleming. Lincoln Park’s season ended with a tough district loss to Melvindale. 

2017-2018 Record:  13-8

TEAM OUTLOOK

Expectations:  To compete for a league and district championship. 

Concerns:  Depth and rebounding. 

Best Case Scenario:  Win league, District, and Regional championships.

Key Returners:

Khalid Fleming (Senior, Guard)

Fleming became a star last season. He averaged 17ppg and 4spg last year. He will be Lincoln Park’s go to player and leader. Fleming has the talent to be an All-State player and to play at the next level. 

Reece Smith (Senior, Forward)

Smith will be the anchor of the Lincoln Park frontcourt. He is capable of being an All-League level player. 

Damian Clayton (Senior, Guard)

Clayton is a talented guard. With improved scoring and rebounding, he looks to take his game to the next level. 

Key Newcomers:

Derrick Reddick (Junior, Guard)

Reddick will provide Lincoln Park with athleticism, rebounding, and an excellent defender. 

The pieces are in place for Lincoln Park basketball. They will be led by their strong 1-2 punch in the backcourt with Fleming and ClaytonSmith will give them a top rebounder, while Andrew Bean is a threat from outside. Reddick and Tony Cox can give the Lincoln Park team some much needed depth. 

With talented players in place, Lincoln Park has the potential for a big season. They should contend for a league title and are a threat come districts. Lincoln Park could also be a team to watch if they make regionals because of their star power, dangerous backcourt, and the role players that they have in place.