(HERCULANEUM) The emergence of sophomore forward Josh Moreland last year has the Herculaneum basketball Blackcats encouraged going into 2019. Moreland averaged 17.6 points and 7.6 rebounds a game last season, earning him high praise from Head Coach Jason Jarvis.
Despite the excellent numbers as a sophomore, Moreland has been working his tail off every day this off-season to be even better. His teammates have been doing the same.
The injury bug bit the Blackcats pretty good last year with Jordan Duncan quite possibly suffering the most out of everyone. Coach Jarvis is excited to see what a healthy Duncan can do with all signs pointing to Duncan being a pretty dominant force when on the floor. Jarvis is also very high on returning seniors Tyler Ruder and Austin Huson.
As for the identity of the Blackcats, it is still too early to tell, but Jarvis has some idea.
The Herculaneum Blackcats begin their 2019 season in the Rolla “Duke” Herbert Classic at Crystal City High School. Herky will be the 6-seed and will face 3-seed Scott City in the first round.
The Rolla tournament begins on Monday, December 2nd with the Blackcats actually tipping off on Tuesday at 6:30. The first round, semifinals, third-place game, and championship game will all be aired on AM 1400 KJFF.
Jason Jarvis Interview