The Garrett Lakers Men and Women's basketball teams will host their annual McDonald's Tip – Off Tournament, November 10-11, 2017.
On Friday, November 10, 2017 the Garrett Lakers will open their 2017-2018 season at 7 pm vs. the Butler County Pioneers. On Saturday, the Lakers will face CCAC Allegheny at 4 PM.
The Lakers are coming off a 24-6 season that featured seven sophomores. Sophomores, Ariel Watson and Jermaine Samuel are the only returnees that logged significant minutes from last season, and both should be in the starting lineup. 6'9", sophomore, Liu Repsys has greatly improved and will be asked to anchor the center position. This year's squad will feature plenty of new faces at all positions.
Veteran Head Men's Basketball Coach, Dennis Gibson, is confident the team will come together as the season progresses. "The talent is here to win games and compete for a championship, but it remains to be seen if they can play together as a team consistently," said Gibson. "We have had talented teams in the past that did not grasp the need for a one team, one goal philosophy. It is a long season in MD JUCO basketball and especially in a rural location such as Garrett, with a lot of pitfalls along the way. We have a challenging schedule, good players, and great support from our staff and fans, it should be an exciting year."