Winter Sports Preview: Boys Basketball

The team is coming off a 13-13 season.


Alex Julian, Staff Writer

The Windsor boys basketball program is coming off of a relatively successful season going from a record of 10-16 in 2018-2019 to 13-13 in 2019-2020, so the team has high hopes to improve once again this season.

This year’s team consists of four seniors, five juniors, three sophomores, and two freshmen. Seniors Sonny Amabile and Gavin Kinsworthy are the team captains.

New head coach Ryan McArthy knows that this season may have some turbulence, but not because of the play on the court. 

“This season will be different just because of the level of uncertainty. No game is guaranteed with COVID-19, but we will still approach the season and practice with the same mentality of getting better every day and competing for a championship,” McArthy said.

Last season, senior Sonny Amabile averaged 10.8 points per game and had 3.77 assists per game.  

“My personal goals for this season is to have a 20 win season, set a great culture for this team and make the program better while doing that, and win a district title,” Amabile said. 

McArthy’s expectations are high for this season. 

“I have high expectations for every one of my players in the program. All of them will be challenged and pushed outside their comfort zones. The two players that I have the highest expectations for this year are senior point guard Sonny Amabile and junior big man Logan Chaney. I expect them to take ownership and to lead our team’s culture throughout the year,” McArthy said. 

Chaney has worked hard to improve in the offseason with the team’s new coaches.

“This offseason has made me a better player and leader for sure. The way Coach McArthy and Coach (Joe) Mathes have shown us that we can be a championship team has really helped our confidence and our ability to work as hard as possible for the opportunity to be the best team possible. All the guys have the same goal and that is to win,” Chaney said. 

The goals of the season have not changed because of COVID-19. 

McArthy said, “Every year as a team, we will strive to accomplish three goals by the end of the season: win a district championship, win a conference championship and achieve a 20 win season.”

The team has a positive outlook for the season. 

“The mentality this year is to take it one day at a time and respond when adversity hits.  How we respond in the face of adversity and how our leaders lead in tough times will determine what kind of year the Windsor boys basketball team has. Tough times don’t last, but tough people do,” McArthy said.