The return of six of the top seven scorers from last season gives the Greenfield boys basketball team hope for 2016-17.
New coach Kyle Johnsen, who takes over for Jack Miller, can call upon such players as 6-foot-5-inch senior Jared Davis, who averaged a team-high 13 points and connected on 28 shots from 3-point range last season; 6-3 senior Manny McDonald (10 points per game); 5-11 senior Ezekiel Banks (8.9); 6-4 junior Eric Malone (7.3); 6-2 junior Sam Streeter (5.2); and 6-1 senior Drew Kassel (5.0).
The Hustlin' Hawks will also look to this fall's football standouts, such as 6-0 senior Donnie Reasby, 6-5 senior Rayvon Bartlett Jr. and 6-4 sophomore Elijah Rosario.
Greenfield will try to come back from a tough 3-20 season in 2015-16, including 2-14 in the Woodland Conference.
"We play in a very tough conference," Johnsen said. "We need to take care of the ball and defend well, but that is going to be a strength for us."
The Hawks will begin the season at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at Waterford. They will start Woodland action at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at home against Pewaukee.
Their nonconference schedule includes Bay View, Waukesha South, Burlington and Green Bay Notre Dame.