Putnam City North Panthers Basketball – Presented by Eskridge Honda

Putnam City North Panthers

BOYS

Coach: Ryan Wagner

18-19 Record: 18-15

The Putnam City North Panthers enter this season looking to improve on the 18 wins they accumulated a year ago. They are a fairly young team, having no seniors, but should still have a pretty good product on the floor. There are three starters returning from last season and they should form a strong nucleus for the other players to feed off of. Tobias Roland (6-3, Jr.) averaged 12 points, seven rebounds, and two assists per game last season. He comes into this season ready to be a leader for the team. Combo player Jeff Nwankwo (6-5, Jr.) will be a force on both ends of the court and will be a key player this year. Kole Johnson (5-9, Jr.) and Jerimiah Johnson (6-2, Fr.) with both be playing guard this season. They both will be looking to make big impacts on the floor for the Panthers. Making his presence felt in the paint, Maddox Bradford (6-7, So.) will look to disrupt the opponents offensive flow. Playing alongside Bradford, Kayhon Russell (6-3, Jr.) could be a big contributor at the forward position. Other players to keep an eye on this season are Corey Gordon (6-1, So.), LaBlaunt Reeves (5-9, So.), Josh Nwankwo (6-5, Jr.), Josiah Foley (6-6, Jr.), Ryan Miller (6-3, Jr.).

GIRLS

Coach: Jack Hankins

18-19 Record: 9-14

This season has the potential to be really good for the Putnam City North Lady Panthers this season, which would be a turn around from last year. The team struggled through a nine win season, but return four starters, which should improve the outcome this season. Second year head coach, Jack Hankins, likes what he sees with his team this season. “We are returning a lot of players,” he said. “That experience will be key.” The top returning scorer from last season, Bria Sanders-Woods (5-9, Sr.), who averaged 19.1 points per game, will look to be a leader and a key player on the floor this season. Joining her is Karrigan Powell (6-0, So.), who contributed 12 points per game a year ago. Raegan Hollowell (5-5, Sr.) and LaShay Patterson (5-10, Sr.) both averaged eight points per game for the Lady Panthers last year. Ki’rra Crigler (5-6, Sr.), Parris Hardwick (5-10, So.) and Jayda Garrison (5-7, Jr.) will all look to expand their role and impact on the floor this season. There will also be some new faces on the team this year. Kylee Hunt (5-6, So.) did not play last season due to an injury but is ready to get the season going. And so it Jazmin Nguyen, who did not play last season either. Alyssa Parmar (5-9, Jr.) is a transfer this season, coming from Putnam City West. Bailey Melton (6-1, So.) is also transferring in, but she played at Piedmont last year. After playing for Ponca City last season, Amaya Chandler (5-10, Sr.) will now be suiting up for the Lady Panthers.