Men’s Basketball season outlook

The Men’s 2022-2023 basketball season is underway, and with an entirely new system approaching how they do things this year, they are looking forward to building something special. Grossmont started its season on Nov. 3 against Cypress and took its first season loss. In their second game Grossmont also lost, but the Griffins managed to score over 90 points in a game, which hasn’t happened here at Grossmont since Feb. 19, 2020.

“Really proud of our guys,” Head Coach Doug Weber said after the game. “I thought they played really hard, team effort. Sammy (Stewart) had a really good game tonight.”

The Griffins notched their first win in a fight at the Gene Victor Memorial Tournament on Nov. 12 against the Victor Valley Rams. The game went into an extra five minutes, with Grossmont coming out on top 97-96. Sophomore Guard Sammy Stewart was named to the All-tournament team for his effort on both ends of the floor.

“This was a great team win,” Head Coach Doug Weber said. “Four in double figures, multiple guys with rebounds, steals and assists.”
Grossmont has had its ups and downs this season, coming up with a 4-5 overall record. As of late, the Griffins are coming off a two-game win streak after beating Palo Verde and LA Trade Tech in the 50th Annual Grossmont Invitational.

As of this writing, Grossmont is averaging more than 90 points per game and is currently second in the state in this category and second in rebounds per game at 45.3. Their most impressive stat is first in three-point percentage this season so far. With nearly 17 games left in the season, Grossmont looks to be firing on all cylinders and becoming a more cohesive team. The Griffin’s first conference matchup will be on Dec. 14 against San Diego City, and with this team finding its groove as of late, there is no reason they should not find themselves in contention for a conference title.

Grossmont does have a tough hill to climb as they currently are ranked sixth in the conference. San Diego City (7-2) and Miramar College (8-1) currently sit atop the conference. With San Diego City as Grossmont’s first matchup in conference play, the Griffins will look to prove that they belong in the conversation for a title with a win.

“Basketball is great I am always watching it on TV, but I have never really heard much about our team here at school,” said Grossmont Griffin Alex Navarette. “I think it would be really cool if they found some success this season and may even catch some games if possible. The biggest thing for me is seeing a really good offense because that makes basketball so much fun to watch.”

The men’s basketball team has not seen a conference championship since its back-to-back run in 2013 and 2014. The Griffins will have the pressure on this season as they are already looking like they can make a run with this new-look offense under Head Coach Weber and Assistant Coaches James Hyneman and Kye Ruiz.