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Falcons improved during 2022-23 season

The 2022-23 Salisbury boys basketball had to get used to each other on the court. The team’s starting five from the previous season had all graduated, leaving younger players to step into elevated roles, which inevitably led to some growing pains. Next season, there will be plenty of returning players to help the Falcons continue to develop from their 5-17 record this past season.

“There were numerous players who got more comfortable at the varsity level as the season progressed,” said head coach Jason Weaver. “We handled the intensity and pressure of varsity basketball better as we played more. We just need to continue to grow as a team and individually throughout the offseason.”

One of the biggest losses for next season is senior Zeven Adamcik, a player that was not always on the court but influenced the team with his attitude and approach to the game.

“Zeven has been on the team for three years and although he does not play much in the varsity games, he gives 100 percent in practice and pours his heart and soul into the game and his teammates.,” said Weaver. “If everyone on the team played with the passion and desire that Zeven has, we would be a tough team to beat.”

The team also says goodbye to seniors Luke Graver (4.9 PPG) and Josiah Day (4.0 PPG).

Juniors Jake Zellin (8.3 PPG) and Thomas Lovelidge (7.9 PPG) will be looked upon to take the next step as team leaders on and off the court in their senior seasons. Fellow juniors Jack Foley (5.2 PPG), Andrew Grejda (4.5 PPG), and Brady Leiner (4.5 PPG), Jairo Suarez (3.4 PPG), and Marcus Thomas (1.1 PPG) will join their classmates in forming the core of a talented group of players, entering their final season of high school basketball.

Between now and the opening tip-off for the 2023-24 season, Weaver is going to keep his players busy in summer league and tournament action.

“We will be playing in the Allentown Summer League throughout the spring and summer and will also play both tournaments at Cedar Beach this summer,” said Weaver.

Zeven Adamcik is one of three seniors who will graduate from this year's Salisbury varsity boys basketball team. PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ