After a heartbreaking loss in last year’s high school 4A boys’ basketball playoffs to Pueblo South, the Pueblo West Cyclones are looking to come back this season even better than they were before.
Only losing two seniors in David Simental and Mitchell Mayber, the Cyclones look to bounce back and have a great season. After having gone deep into the playoffs the past two years there is a lot of pressure on the returning players.
This year there are seven seniors, many of which who were on the class 4A state champion team two years ago. Guard Nieyeme Smyer-Williams and guard Pierre Taylor, alongside front court players Zebulon Jaquart, Hunter Louther, and Jacob Wilkinson, will look to lead the Cyclones to their second state championship in the past three years.
Many would agree that the team has the talent and the size to have a great season and a deep playoff run. The question will be if they will use this talent to help each other and play as a team or use their individual talent to get their own. Hopefully the season will bring continued success to the players and to the program.