Basketball full court presses offseason


Sam Kuhlman

Senior Freddie Kuhlman jumps to deflect a pass in game vs Glenbard East.

The sun is rising on the DGS football field. Senior Freddie Kuhlman is lining up on the goal line ready to start the “Championship Friday” conditioning. Coach Zach Miller blows his whistle starting the challenge, which is helping the varsity basketball team prepare for the upcoming season.

The DGS varsity basketball team has been working all summer and fall long. To get prepared for this season, they have been going through a workout program every week.

“In terms of this fall, we’ve started with workouts five days a week. Two days they are lifting after school, two days in the morning open gyms, shooting, ball handling and conditioning, then Fridays are championship Fridays, which is conditioning,” Miller said.

Senior Freddie Kuhlman is one of the players that has been going through the off season workouts.

“We do mostly cardio workouts in the weight room just to get us conditioned for this season and making sure we’re in the best shape we can,” Kuhlman said.

This year Kuhlman looks to fill a big spot on this varsity team by being one of the senior captains. He has already started this by leading in the fall workouts.

“Coach Miller usually says what we have to do, but me and a few other seniors take charge to make sure we are staying on top of things,” Kuhlman said.

Throughout the summer, the varsity basketball team played in many tournaments. Kuhlman and Miller are proud of their play.

“This summer I think that we made a big leap, personally, I think I improved this summer and the whole team we developed more chemistry heading us in the right direction,” Kuhlman said.
Even though the team had performed this summer in multiple games, the team was never complete. Miller expresses how players stepped up in positions they might not play during winter.

“I think we did really well, summer league we have lots of guys in multiple sports that could be a good and a bad thing. Starting with the bad thing we never had our complete team every single time, but the good thing about that was that other guys were able to show off and broaden their skills,” Miller said.

Though the season is still a couple weeks away. Kuhlman has been looking forward to getting revenge on rival school, which they dropped both games to last year.

“I’m looking forward to the first game vs Hinsdale South at Hinsdale South. I’ve been looking forward to that game, and it’s marked on my calendar,” Kuhlman said.