Posted On: 10/6/21 5:00 PM

While the preseason is in full swing after several weeks of workouts at places like Fishers, Cathedral, Crispus Attucks, and Brebeuf Jesuit (the schools I had previously visited), things look a little different at some of the small schools. Northeastern still is missing half of their expected varsity rotation due to players being in other sports and just completed their first full basketball workout as a team on Tuesday night. I was there to see how the east central Indiana Class 2A power looked as they began their preseason preparations.

Head Coach Brent Ross enters his 13th year as the boss at Northeastern with an overall record of 202-94. The Knights have five sectional championships and have reached the regional final three times under Coach Ross. This season they will be looking to replace well over half of their scoring output from a team that went 19-5 before losing to Shenandoah in the sectional. Kolden Vanlandingham (22.8 ppg) and Carter Lumpkin Carter Lumpkin 6'1" | SG Northeastern | 2021 State IN (12.3 ppg) were both career 1000 point scorers who will not be easily replaced. However, Coach Ross believes that this group has a chance to be the best defensive team that he has coached.

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