Other Danville players contributing this season include Tyler Ross, Jackson Stone, co-captain C.J. Just, Scott Amor, and B’Ster Detty. Amor and Detty were standout football players from the Warriors’ 7-4 Sagamore Conference champion football team.
Junior D.J. Shipley returns after suffering two back-to-back ACL injuries in his freshman and sophomore seasons.
Junior Brock Stevens, who averaged 8.9 points per game last season, tore his ACL during the summer and will miss the season.
On top of the depth, Danville has another strength that you cannot teach — height. The Warriors have seven players 6-foot-2 and taller, including 6-4 Mitchell Collier, 6-4 Ross, and 6-7 Stone.
“We have a lot of guys that can play,” Barber said. “We’re going to play pressure defense and get after it and try and make defense our best offense.”