On a campus which is known for its athletic tradition and success, the Plainview Indians are hoping some of the same essence rubs off on them during the upcoming 2018-19 boys basketball season.

On a campus which is known for its athletic tradition and success, the Plainview Indians are hoping some of the same essence rubs off on them during the upcoming 2018-19 boys basketball season.

Recently the Indians took part in a competitive team camp at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where they took on a wide variety of tough teams from various classifications.

The results of the camp weren’t just positive in the words of Plainview coach Deon Stevenson, but they were strong building blocks for the upcoming campaign.

“The camp overall went well for us,” he said. “We were able to play well, spend some time together as a team and identify some things we hope to work on and fix before the upcoming season. For this team I really feel like one of the things that got us moving in the right direction last year was coming to this particular camp. It allowed us to spend time together which resulted in growth on the court and closeness off the court.” 

Last season the Indians took plenty of steps in the right direction as they doubled up from their 2016-17 win total of 11 victories and finished with an overall record of 22-6.

In the three seasons prior before 2016-17, the Indians failed to register a double-digit win total. 

Despite the impressive win-loss ratio though, the Indians were disappointingly eliminated at the hands of the Cache Bulldogs in the Regional Consolation semifinals at Ardmore High School. 

However, the Indians aren’t in much of a rebuilding phase entering this coming season, but more of a definite reloading phase as they will return a whole host of players.

“The thing which a lot of people overlook from last year is that we played pretty well with a young group,” Stevenson said. “From a physical standpoint, I can see these guys are stronger and more mature as well. Those traits should