Jefferson City aims for fresh basketball start

Jefferson City’s Harold Robertson looks to pass the ball during the Jays’ basketball camp last week at Fleming Fieldhouse.

Jefferson City’s Harold Robertson looks to pass the ball during the Jays’ basketball camp last week at Fleming Fieldhouse. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

Jefferson City is ready to turn the page. Coming off a 7-18 season plagued by injuries and player dismissals, a fresh start is just what the Jays’ basketball team needs.

“When you have a season like we had last year, it had its adversity, but it also created a lot of opportunities for people,” Jefferson City coach Blair Thompson said. “We survived a year like that and then come into the next year. I think there are enough variables to motivate us to put a good season together.”

The next chapter starts with a summer full of opportunities to improve. The Jays just completed a week-long summer camp Friday and played in a Belleville (Ill.)-affiliated shootout Saturday.

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