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Hinckley-Big Rock

Scouting Report: Hinckley-Big Rock

Coach: Bill Sambrookes (11th season, 164-117)

Last season's record: 24-7 overall, Little Ten Conference champions (8-0); Little Ten Conference tournament champions

Postseason result: Lost, 64-58, to Chicago Hope Academy in Class 1A Mooseheart Sectional semifinal; won Hinckley-Big Rock Regional title.

Key returning players: Zach Michels, sr., C; Bernie Conley, sr., G; Jared Madden, sr., G; Mitch Hemesath, jr., F; Mitch Ruh, sr., F

Impact newcomers: Jacob Ryan, jr. G; Tom Sanders, jr., G; Andy Van Landnyt, jr., F; Tyler Runge, jr., F

Outlook: The Royals return a lot of talent from last year's team, which won Little Ten Conference regular season and tournament championships before capturing a regional title in the postseason. This season, H-BR is looking to go further.

Sambrookes' team returns all five starters from last season, and every player in the starting lineup is in his third year of varsity competition.

Coach's take: "I think if the kids work hard, keep focused and stay away from all the other stuff people are going to get in their ears about, I think we can have a pretty successful year."

— Steve Nitz, snitz@shawmedia.com

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