TACOMA, Washington – After graduating seven student-athletes from its 2016-17 squad, this year's Puget Sound men's basketball team will count on several returning Loggers to step up with increased roles.
Junior Jimmy Wohrer started 22 out of 23 games last year, averaging 12.9 points along the way. The Redwood City, California, native has been an impact player since his freshman season. Two years ago, Wohrer made his presence known to the Northwest Conference when he dropped 22 points on Lewis & Clark, shooting a perfect 5-for-5 from 3-point range and 7-for-7 from the floor.
Last year, Wohrer scored in double-digits 15 times, including a career-high 23 points against both St. Thomas (Minn.) and Willamette.
Senior Easton Driessen returns to Loggers' backcourt after transferring to Puget Sound before the start of the 2016-17 season. Driessen scored 25 points in a win over Willamette last year, and he netted 20 against Whitworth towards the end of the season.
Senior Jeremiah Hobbs, who also transferred in last year, figures to see more playing time in the post. He played in all but one game last season, including nine starts.
A handful of sophomores are also set to make an impact this winter. Among the group, Stellan Roberts started five of the last six games for the Loggers last year, including a 10-rebound effort against Willamette. Walker Shibley-Styer showed off his range in limited action last season, shooting 6-for-8 from 3-point range in limited playing time.
The 2017-18 season begins in Memorial Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Nov. 15, when the Loggers host Evergreen State. The McArthur Classic is scheduled for Nov. 17-18, and conference play opens at home, Dec. 1, against Whitworth.