PREP BASKETBALL '91-'92: GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE

Kennedy

1990-91 RECORDS: OVERALL: 19-8 LEAGUE: 13-1

COACH: John Mayberry RECORD AT SCHOOL: 229-116

RETURNING STARTERS YR. HGT. P Jeff Cummins Jr. 6-3 F Jermaine Galloway Sr. 6-10 C Morgan Murakami Sr. 5-11 G Steve Vetica Jr. 5-11 G

TOP RETURNER YR. HGT. P Paul Pappas Jr. 6-0 G

TOP NEWCOMERS YR. HGT. P Rich Anderson So. 6-6 C Bobby Deck Sr. 5-11 G Pat Kunz Jr. 6-6 C

OUTLOOK

There's little doubt the Fighting Irish hold the inside track in the league race . . . again. Kennedy has won two consecutive league championships and Mayberry said one of his goals is to "three-peat." And with a team that features three first-rate returning starters and seven returning lettermen, the probabilities of doing so are excellent. The guy around whom everything revolves, of course, is Galloway, the league's most valuable player last season and one of the top players in the county. Mayberry said Galloway could move to forward from his center position if Kunz develops rapidly. Kunz is among several outstanding players up from last year's junior varsity squad that won the league title. In fact, the Kennedy varsity, junior varsity, sophomore and freshman teams were a combined 51-5 in league play. If Kunz can't handle playing center at the varsity level yet, Mayberry said he will rely even more on a three-guard offense with Murakami, Vetica and Deck. Galloway and Cummins will double post. Surprisingly, Mayberry said, Kennedy is somewhat weak in overall rebounding and needs to play with more intensity on defense. That should be small consolation for the rest of the league's teams.

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