With the basketball season starting on Dec. 1, there is not much time for the Commerce Tigers to get up to speed before hitting the court.
As the football season ended Friday night, basketball head coach Chad Bridges has this week to get his players into shape for the upcoming season.
“We had a few guys playing football, that did affect our depth in practice,” said Bridges. “It made it more difficult to have as competitive a practice as we could with them. We will work hard with the guys we have to try and make them better and welcome the football players now that their successful season is over.”
The Tigers hope to improve on a 13-13 record from the 2008-09 season. Bridges said Deon Brock and Anthony Norris, two of the team’s key players, are stepping off the football field onto the court. Commerce seeks the same type of motivation on the hardwood that drove the players on the gridiron.