Posted On: 09/2/19 12:25 PM

St. Thomas More was considered a top three team for most of the 2018-19 season and they won the Class A consolation prize.  What about 2019-20?  

Moving On: St. Thomas More losses no starters but they do lose a pair of bench players.  Six-foot-7 Michael Eastmo was the 6th man coming off the bench to board, block shots, and finish 2-3 shots a game around the rim.  When the Cavaliers went to a third player off the bench (they played seven guys mainly late in the year) it was senior Carter Janssen who supplied some shooting. Janssen also graduated (one of three players from last year that graduated). 

Returning Starters:  When a 20-win team returns five starters they instantly qualify as a state title contender the following season.   When you talk St. Thomas More the first name that comes to mind is Ryder Kirsch, the 6-foot-6/6-foot-7 forward that was a regular double-double threat scoring 16/17 a game last year.  Kirsch is currently playing quarterback (he threw seven touchdown passes last week with 319 yards passing) showing off his dual-sport abilities but come winter he will be working for Class A MVP honors and a state title.  

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