Again, I am not bashing Prep. Nicholas is an outstanding post player and will be extremely difficult for any team to contain this year. He is without question the best player in the GSL and one of the top 5 in the state.
However, if I'm not mistaken, he is the ONLY returning starter from last season. And, by the way, there is the fact a new H.C. is running the show. Not knocking the guy, just saying it is an "unknown" which might not have a positive impact on the team (as opposed to still having the continuity of Haugen).