Douglas County Tigers
Coach: Chet Forsh
Last season record: 26-4 (lost in the Class AAAAAA quarterfinal)
Returning starters (2): G Sayah Brooks, F/C Amari Roinson.
Others to watch: G Dymon Cook.
Primary strengths: Robinson is one of the top players in the state as a junior. If Brooks can be consistent with perimeter shot, it will help Robinson in the paint.
Potential problems: The lack of experience among several new players. Quickly learning Forsh’s system in a short time of younger players.
The Outlook: This is potentially one of the younger squads that Forsh will put on the court this season. The team will be built around the nucleus of Brooks and Robinson. Robinson has averaged 15.9 points per game the last two seasons, and is only 47 points away from a 1,000 for her career. Brooks has been the Tigers biggest offensive threat from 3-point range, but must be more consistent. Forsh is entering his 38th season as the Tigers’ coach. The team has won the Region 5-AAAAAA title the last two seasons and reached the quarterfinals last season. Coming into the season, Douglas County has won 32 straight region games.
Coach Forsh says: “We are spending a lot of time each day on the little things. Everybody has to play hard because that is not an option. We have a lot of young people and we have to show them how it is done.”