Posted On: 11/16/20 5:00 PM

Tuttle coach Bryan Merritt is ready for Tuttle to make a run for the State Tournament in 2021.

The deadly junior duo of Kaden VandeKadenVande6'7" | SGTuttle | 2022StateOK and Isaac McDoulettIsaacMcDoulett6'3" | SGTuttle | 2022StateOK, who started in 2020, will return as a focal point to the Tigers’ scoring attack. Vande and McDoulett were among the top sophomores in the state in 2020.

McDoulett, whose rebounding talents were cited by Merritt, is an explosive athlete with vision for the floor, while Vande is a lanky shooter with collegiate range and defensive talents.

"With [McDoulett and Vande], they should have good years, they’ve gotta do same things they did last year," Merritt said, "get out in transition, score in transition. . . that’s a good combination.

"We’ve just gotta get our other guys," Merritt said.

A good problem the Tigers have, Merritt said, is the success of their football program. Mason Stokes and Tylor McCartheyTylorMcCarthey6'5" | CTuttle | 2022StateOK, both returning starters for the Tigers on the hardwood, are currently occupied with a state title run on the gridiron. Merritt will not be able to utilize their talents until the conclusion of the Tigers’ football season.

"We’re not

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