Exciting things are coming for this season of men’s basketball at HU.

By Sarah Disbro, Staff Writer

The Huntington Men’s Basketball season is just around the corner. Coach Kory Alford returns in his second season as head coach, looking to build off of a promising first year. 

Alford’s crew compiled a record of 16-11 last season with three wins against top-25 opponents. 

This year, the Foresters have a balanced team of veteran experience and fresh faces with nine returners and six freshmen. 

Five out of the six freshmen are from the state of Indiana. Drew Goodline, hailing from Coloma, Michigan, joins his brother Zach Goodline on the team. 

Among those nine returners are Zach Goodline, Caleb Middlesworth and Hank Pulver who were all recognized by the Crossroads League last season. Goodline was named First-Team All Conference. Middlesworth received a spot on the Second-Team and Pulver was named to the Honorable Mention Team. 

In preseason voting for this upcoming season Goodline and Middlesworth were both named to the Crossroads League Preseason All-League Team. 

Last season the Foresters tied for sixth place in league standings, with a record of 8-9. This season they are predicted to finish fifth. St. Francis is the favorite to win the conference followed by Indiana Wesleyan, Marian, and Grace. 

Alford’s team gets their season underway with the home opener on November 2nd at 8 p.m against Governors State University. They then play in two tournaments before facing their first league foe in Taylor University on November 21st. 

The Foresters will look to build on last year’s season where they had a program best winning percentage in the past eight years. Alford’s quick-pace style of coaching had Huntington as the ninth most efficient offensive team in the nation and led the nation in assist/turnover ratio. 

Expect big things out of this year’s Forester Men’s Basketball Program.