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With 11 Freshmen, Trailblazers are Indeed ‘New-Look’

Article by: Pete Hayes -

GODFREY — LCCC men’s basketball coach Doug Stotler knows player turnover is part of the game when it comes to any college sport. And in the case of coaching a junior college basketball team, it’s magnified.

To wit: A roster with freshmen taking 11 of the 15 roster spots – and one of the four sophomores is a transfer.

Talk about a new-look team.

“It’s the nature of the JUCO business,” said Stotler, whose team is off to a 2-1 start heading into Tuesday’s home game against Lake Land. “I don’t like it, but that’s part of junior college athletics’ purpose – to get players prepared for the next level.

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