“It might have been the best first day of practice that we've had since I've been here,” coach Matt Painter said. He's entering his ninth season. “We have a lot to learn, but the guys really competed. They didn't go through the motions.”
The video shows that.
Official practice is starting earlier this season thanks to new NCAA rules that allow teams to have 30 practices in the 42 games leading up to the season opener.
Among the Boilers is former South Side standout Rapheal Davis, a 6-5 sophomore forward set to see major action. Also vying for a significant role is freshman guard Bryson Scott, a former Northrop standout.