CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In his ninth season as the Sissonville boys basketball coach, Rich Skeen is enjoying something he hasn't seen much with the Indians.
Skeen has an abundance of post players, a drastic change from a season ago when the Indians mostly lived, or died, from the 3-point line.
Sissonville will unveil its new offensive game plan when the Indians open their season at Mingo Central on Dec. 4th.
"We are big this season," Skeen said. "We have to change our style of play because of the size and not as many outside shooters. We are bigger and stronger, and our strength will be inside. It will present, hopefully, a lot of match-up problems."
Of their top nine players, only one is shorter than 6 feet, and at 5-8, senior Zach Null is big enough to handle the point. The Indians have seven post players and each of them is at least 6-2.
Skeen certainly sees that as a strength in Class AA
"Most teams hover around the 6-foot mark, but to have so much size is a rarity," Skeen said. "We have a lot of beef but you have got to be able to use that to your advantage."
Trent Stowers, a 6-foot-2 senior forward, will help lead the way after tallying 15 double-doubles last season. He is coming off a solid year where he averaged 16 points and 9.5 rebounds, but will find himself in different spots on the floor.