Storm Boys’ Basketball: Midseason Report

What can I say?  We’re a powerhouse.  The SLS varsity basketball team has been storming through the FAA so far.  The team is 6-1 overall going into their next game vs. Rye Country Day this Thursday, and are even undefeated in the FAA as well.  Second-year head coach Drew Gladstone has led a relatively young squad with loads of potential, and he’s been showing what they can do.

I had the privilege of speaking with senior captain Shannon Smith, who shared his thoughts on the team’s outlook on the year and the reason for their success.


P: What does the team have in store for the fans?

S: Well hopefully some great memories, some crazy plays, some great games, an FAA championship, a Nepsac championship, and an SLS athletic hall of fame worthy team


P: What are your outlooks for the team as a whole?  New players?

S: In my eyes the team is looking very strong. After losing 3 seniors, and another great player the question was how are we going to put this puzzle back together. Coming into this year I had some doubts, wondering if we were going to be as good as last year. Looking back now it seemed like that was crazy talk, and with the addition of John Wisdom, Andrew Varoli, and Joel Boyce we really could make some noise, not just in our league but hopefully in the state and in the surrounding areas.


P: Any last words for your final senior season?

S: It’s crazy to think that 7 years ago I used to look up to guys like Steven Johnston, Brandon Yarborough, and Zach Dugas like man I can’t wait till I’m in their spot. Now that I’m actually where I wanted to be is amazing.  Now that we are here, we as a team have to put in the work, day in and day out! No days off, (#NOLIMIT, #ALLIN!, #LIGHTEMUP)


Shannon certainly has high hopes and expectations in his final season, and with the Monsoon finding its voice at recent home games, the Storm basketball season should continue its hot streak into the playoffs and beyond.


— Porter Bowman, School News Editor

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