Riverstone International School
Conference: 1AD1 Western Idaho Conference
Classification: 1A D1
Head Coach: Eric Chapman
Years as Head Coach: 2
Previous Experience: 8 years in Continental Basketball Association, 1 year University of Rhode Island (women’s)
Record Last Year: 0-16
CJ Sowers and Zach Wheeler
Who do you have coming back this year?
Drew Kristensen F Grade 12 6-2;
Tristan Rericha C Grade 12 6-3;
Robert Bennett G Grade 12 5-9;
Neal McClure G/F Grade 10 5-10
Any Returning Players with Honors?
Drew Kristensen – Honorable Mention All-Conference
Any “Key Players” that you lost from last year?
Asher Trapp Fwd - Team captain & leading scorer graduated
As a team, what are your offensive strengths?
Consistent inside play with returning seniors Kristensen & Rericha.
Offensive areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Reduce turnovers, overall better passing & ballhandling decisions.
As a team, what are your defensive strengths?
Team play, contesting shots, good zone principles with Kristensen & Rericha on backline to protect the basket.
Defensive Areas you hope to improve on over last year:
Consistent rebounding, ability to extend pressure on the perimeter.
What are you most excited about in regards to this year’s team?
New crop of talented freshman
What is the ‘X-Factor’ to having success this season as a team?
Consistent point guard leadership and the learning curve of new freshman.
If you could change one rule in high school basketball, what would it be?
Add a shot-clock to help reward good defensive play and do away with 1 and 1 free throws.
Besides the pay, the fame and the glory, why do you coach high school basketball?
Basketball has provided me and my family many rewarding opportunities for over 30 years and coaching is just one small way in which I can help try to pay that forward and hopefully have a positive impact on the lives of young people.
What makes your school the best place to coach for?
Riverstone’s unique culture that helps attract such a diverse and outstanding collection of students from around the world.