Grant's youth -- and promise-- show against Waukegan
Nov 28, 2014 11:57 PM -
Two sophomores in the starting lineup isn't the only thing that makes the Grant boys basketball team inexperienced. The Bulldogs' most experienced player is also, well, inexperienced. Junior forward James Mobley has started on varsity in the past. Just at a different school. Grant's versatile go-to scorer grew up in the Grant district but then transferred to Round Lake for his freshman year. He started for the Panthers the entire season. But then last year, he transferred to Libertyville. Now, Mobley is back at Grant. His varsity experience shows, but he's still not quite comfortable with his third new system in three years. It will take time for him to settle in, just like it will for all the new and inexperienced players at Grant, which returned less than 2 points per game from last year and starts sophomores Logan Lewis and Andy Kaye. Winning close games seems to be a work in progress, too. Despite 21 points from Mobley, the young Bulldogs just couldn't get over the hump Friday night in a 61-57 loss to Waukegan in the Grant Thanksgiving tournament.