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Big Blue Beat: Boys' Varsity Basketball Team
Big Blue Beat: Boys' Varsity Basketball Team

Led this season by co-captains Nate Hefner '19, Kyle Aanstoots '19, and Ray Fluet '20, Big Blue has its sights set on a conference win.

By Meghan Durkin '21

Head Coach: Jason Murdock

Last season’s highlights:
Last season, the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Team, led by captains Mike Weber '18 and Phito Jean-Louis '18, finished third in the conference and advanced to the NJSIAA state tournament, falling in the first round. Capping off his high school basketball career, Mike reached 1,000 points during a victory against Belvidere.

What to watch for this season:
• This year’s team, led by captains Nate Hefner '19, Kyle Aanstoots '19, and Ray Fluet '20, looks to continue a competitive team spirit.

• According to Coach Murdock, the team hopes to win their conference, qualify for states, and play in multiple rounds of the county tournament.

• With a strong group of returning seniors and juniors, along with sophomores stepping into new roles, Coach Murdock wants his players to further develop, both individually and as a team.

Full-court press:
“Overall, I want everyone to have a tremendous experience. They feel a sense of belonging, and it’s an extension of Pingry. That doesn’t always happen on every team, so that’s number one. I like that our team culture has developed over the years and guys have become more competitive and focused. I know this year we will have a competitive group of guys who enjoy being in the gym.”—Head Coach Jason Murdock

“We want teams to not look forward to playing us. We want to press up on teams defensively. Everybody on the team has a team-first mentality. All of us know what it is going to take to be as successful as possible.”—Co-captain Ray Fluet '20

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