Edward Little boys’ basketball preview


Overview: Based on its deep returning cast, Edward Little was the consensus No. 1 preseason pick by KVAC coaches. Jensen, Main, Sterling and Roe were 2013-14 starters and are joined by Mileikis, who missed the entire regular season with a broken foot. The Cedre brothers and Cox saw key time off the bench. Adams never has been one to use much of his bench, but his talented sophomore class could see significant time and allow the Red Eddies to run 10 or 11 players deep. With Hampden, Oxford Hills, Messalonskee, Mt. Ararat, Brunswick and Lewiston all showcasing sensational individual talent, that strength in numbers and cohesion could be the key to EL’s regional and state title hopes.

Coach: Mike Adams (14th year)

Last year’s record: 12-8, lost in Eastern A semifinal

Returning players: Seniors — Elijah Roe (6-2 forward/center), Kaleb Main (6-2 forward/center), Lew Jensen (6-5 forward), Thomas Cedre (6-0 guard), Charles Cedre (6-0 guard), Bryce Gibson (6-3 forward), Luke Sterling (5-9 guard), Ian Mileikis (6-1 guard); Juniors — Austin Cox (6-1 forward).

Key losses: Andrew Middleton (6-5 forward), Salad Shiekh (6-3 center).

Promising newcomers: Sophomores — Samatar Iman (5-9 guard), C.J. Jipson (5-10 guard), Jarod Norcross-Plourde (6-0 guard); Freshman — Tyler Morin (5-8 guard).