It will be leadership by committee for the Frankfort High boys basketball team this season.
Instead of riding the coattails of former first-team all-state player and current U of L walk-on Chris Current, the Panthers will be guided by a host of players, particularly juniors, who look to replace Current's 23 points and 11 rebounds per game.
FHS is also under new leadership on the sidelines as Deron Norman takes over for Scott Chalk as head coach.
Hearing Norman talk indicates that this year's squad will "hit the floor running."
Norman is excited about the endless threats his team poses for its opponents. With one senior and eight juniors carrying the load he said he will have several options on offense resulting in a more balanced attack. And any night a different player could step up and lead the team in scoring, unlike a season ago when opponents keyed in on Current.
"People will look at us and say, 'Oh, they lost Chris this year, how are they going to be?'" Norman said, "but I'm trying to get this program to the point where you have a lot of great players and it's more along the lines of reloading. We've got four or five guys that can have a great night any night and make a major contribution."
Expected to be key cogs this season are senior Myron Moore, juniors Will Current and Tory Robertson, and sophomore Aaron Dunaway.
Moore is the lone senior on the team. Norman said he brings a physical style of play similar to his actions on the football field that the Panthers desperately need.
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