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New coach, familiar players for Trojans

There is much new with Petaluma High School boys basketball this season, including a new coach, but many of the key players are familiar.

How those players approach the game will not only be new, it might also be continually evolving.

"We're not going to be locked into any one system," says new coach John Behrs. "We could run up and down the court, shoot 3-pointers or pound it inside. It depends on who we're playing and who we have on the court."

Petaluma is not overly big, but Behrs says the Trojans will compensate with athletic ability and experience.

Both Eric Hunsicker (6-feet, 4-inches) and Augie Bundesen (6-feet, 1-inch) play above their height. Both are seniors and varsity veterans.

"They are not real big, but they are aggressive and strong. They can defend people who are a few inches bigger they are," Behrs says.

"Hunsicker has developed his post moves. He jumps well and is a good defender. Bundesen is a good defender and is starting to become an offensive threat."

Behrs says senior James Potts (6-feet, 2-inches), a returning varsity veteran, is much improved and the Trojans are counting on him to help underneath the basket.

While Petaluma will move the ball inside whenever possible, the Trojans best offensive weapon will often be long-range shooting guard Clay Swanson.

The 5-foot, 9-inch senior is a 3-point threat from almost any spot in the front court and is quick enough and strong enough to drive to the hoop.


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