Posted On: 11/9/21 5:15 PM

The Teams

Assumption (19-7): The Knights obviously have a massive hole to fill following the graduation of Emarion Ellis, now at Marquette. They also lost three other key senior pieces who were major contributors last season, but the cupboard isn’t bare for new coach Joe Ewen, who takes over for Matt Fitzpatrick. Ewen was the head coach at Davenport North from 2013-19, and an assistant for Assumption last year, so he has plenty of familiarity with the returning pieces, headlined by senior wing Noah Mack Noah Mack 6'0" | SG Assumption | 2022 State IA (11.4), a knockdown shooter with great length. He’ll be tasked with being a primary scoring threat this year, and has worked to improve his ability to create his own looks. JJ Stratman JJ Stratman 6'2" | SG Assumption | 2022 State IA (8.7, 39.4 3P%) and Jay Costello (4.0) both started at least 10 games last year and return with plenty of experience as well. The big addition for Assumption will be 6-9 foreign exchange student Ivan Prug, who comes over from Croatia. He’s a big who runs the floor and can stretch out to the arc, and he figures to be a major piece for the Knights this year. Losing Ellis and a handful of role players is a blow,

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