WESTVILLE – As Jerry Hoover met some of his future Westville players for the first time Thursday, the 2019 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame inductee laid out his blueprint for the team in no uncertain terms.
“I talked to (former coach) Grayce Roach,” he said. “I know how to go about putting a program together. I don’t coach a team based on some cookie pattern. We’ll see what you’re able to do and play the way you’re suited to play. You’re responsible for being in shape. I’ll be running the daylights of you. There are two things it takes to build a basketball program. It takes skills and numbers. Those skills are running, jumping, sliding, pivoting, dribbling, passing and shooting. We’ll do that every day and probably in that order.”