In Seton’s season-opener against Hudson’s Bay, it was Mountain View transfer Eba Abu, a 5-10 senior, who hit the game-tying shot with 6 seconds left.
Luke Pitzer, a 5-9 senior guard, is an adept distributor and 6-3 senior Kellen Ball gives the Cougars a strong perimeter threat.
Asked if this was the most talented Seton Catholic team in recent memory, Small replied: “That’s true. Yeah.”
“We would like to be a team that challenges for a league championship,” he said.
The Cougars would have to knock off defending league champion La Center and last year’s 1A runner-up King’s Way Christian to do so.
“Everyone is chasing those guys,” Small said.