2014-15 PLAYER PROFILES    

Truman Moore
Truman, a senior, is the lone Tiger with two years of varsity experience under his belt. He is looking to further his leadership skills as he helps his younger teammates understand the expectations of varsity basketball. Truman gives the Tigers a real threat in the paint as a post player and someone who can guard other teamís bigs. Not only does Truman have a variety of post moves with his back to the basket he has worked very hard on developing a face up game. Trumanís rebounding and shot blocking ability should help the Tigers get out in transition this season. Truman has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Utah Valley University after his senior year at GHS.


Nick Agostino
This is Nickís senior year and second year on the varsity as he saw action as the back up point guard last year. He will be expected to take over the point guard responsibilities this season. Nick brings a scoring threat to the position and which puts constant pressure on the opposing defense. Nick has worked hard to develop his overall strength and has put himself in a position to be an effective varsity basketball player. We are excited for Nick to take over the full time point guard position this season.


Cole Carlson
This is Coleís senior year and second year on the varsity as he progressed nicely before injury cut his season short last year. Cole will be competing for playing time at the wing spot for our team this season and brings an ability to make mid range jump shots. We also see Cole as a player who can defend on the perimeter. He is one of the programs better athletes and will have to be able to contribute for us on the defensive side of the basketball. Cole will be expected to bring maturity and leadership to the back court this year.


Justin Hopkins
This is Justinís senior year and second year on the varsity. He was a solid contributor for our JV and varsity team last season. Justin has worked hard on becoming more of a perimeter player. He is a hard nosed player who is especially adept at offensive rebounding. As he continues to develop guard skills Justin will play an important role at the varsity level. Look for Justin to provide experience and aggressiveness to our team this season.


Byron Hurd
This is Byronís senior year and second year on the varsity. He was also a solid contributor for our JV and varsity team last season. Byron brings a unique coachís mind to the table as he enters his senior year. Byron does not back down from a challenge and is always willing to mix it up. Through hard work, he has developed himself over the last three years into an athlete who can play above the rim. We love the way Byron plays the game and think he will play a crucial role for the Tigerís this year


Christian Jorgensen
This will be Christianís second year on the varsity team. Christian has worked very hard within our program over the last three years. Christian is very intelligent and understands our philosophies very well. Christian isnít the most athletic player on the team, but makes up for that by knowing where to be on the court. Christian is a great teammate and is willing to do what is needed for the team to be successful. We are looking for Christian to bring leadership as a second year varsity player.


Corey Thomas
This will be Coreyís second year on the varsity team. We really like the toughness that Corey brings to the team. He is a leader by example, which shows in his dedication to the weight room and off season strength and conditioning program. Corey is the type of player that everybody loves to play with and hates to play against. His gritty, tough minded attitude has been contagious among players in our program. As a senior, we are looking for Corey to provide much needed leadership.


Chris Bowling
Chris, a junior, has some varsity experience as he split time with our JV and varsity teams last year. Chris can flat out score the basketball. As a 6í 6 wing he creates tough match ups for the opposition and has developed a nice inside/outside game. Chris needs to continue to add strength as we look for him to be a consistent scorer. Chris has a scorerís mentality and does not hesitate when the opportunity presents itself. We are looking for Chris to develop into a more complete all around player throughout this season.


Jacob Nicolds
This is Jacobís first year on the varsity team as he is coming off an impressive JV season. Jacob should prove to be a valuable asset on the team as a hard nosed, tough player willing to do whatever is necessary to win games. Jacob is a tireless worker, always trying to add dimensions to his game. We are looking for Jacob to do a little bit of everything this year, from guarding in the post to knocking down open shots. This will be an important year for Jacob to develop confidence in game situations.


Connor LaGanke
This is Connorís first year on the varsity. He was a solid contributor for our JV team last season. Connor will bring depth to the guard position with his excellent court vision, especially in transition. Connor will need to continue to put in the time in the weight room to improve his strength and quickness. This will be an important year for Connor to learn the ways of varsity basketball and develop into the player we believe he can become.


Tyler Green
This is Tylerís first year on the varsity. Tyler was a part of our freshman team before he moved out of the district for a year. We are excited to have Tyler back in a Tiger uniform this season. Tyler will also need to dedicate himself to the weight room in order to be able to handle the physical demands of varsity basketball. Tyler has a true passion for the game and will most certainly put in the time and work to develop as a player.


Caden Towt
This is Cadenís first year on the varsity. As a sophomore, he will be a full time varsity player. Caden is a steady and heady player. He got his first varsity experience this summer and the coaching staff quickly recognized he is a kid that is hard to take off the floor. His game is not flashy, but it is effective. Caden is a fast learner and flat out gets the job done. By gaining varsity experience this season, Caden will be a force to be reckon with over the next three years.