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Roundball Preview: Lynn Camp Wildcats

CORBIN, Ky. (WYMT) -- The Lynn Camp Wildcats did just enough to finish above .500 last season, finishing the year with a 16-15 record – a rare winning season when you look at the recent past.

"This year, we have given a lot more effort towards working hard and getting better because we have a lot of young guys this year and hopefully we will have some people step up,” junior guard Skylar McFarland said.

"With the new coach, I think there's going to be a lot of better and improved things for this year,” Austin Withrow, a junior guard, said. “There's going to be a lot more of a fast, up tempo pace game. Instead of last year, we played like a very slow game and didn't really stand a chance against most teams playing full man-to-man defense full court. I think we have got a lot of good things coming this way this year with him getting in being our new coach. He's really going to help us a lot."

The Wildcats are hoping to build on their success with their new head coach, Eric Swords, who is coming from UVa.-Wise as an assistant.
"We are going to be playing as a team this year,” senior guard Justin Hammonds said. “Instead of last year, we were just playing one man for themselves. This year, we are going to be playing as a team."

"I think they will be surprised at how quick we are in our press and things like that because I think in the past, they slowed it down,” the first-year head coach said. “But now we got some fast guys pressing up and down so I think they will be surprised about the speed of us."

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