Men’s Basketball: On The Court
By: Tyler Beard, Staff Writer
Towson’s men’s basketball team had an intersquad scrimmage Saturday, Oct. 24 at Towson Center.
The team was split in half and played against each other for 20 minutes.
“I do like the team,” Head Coach Pat Skerry said. “We got a lot more pieces as far as playing fast and moving the ball. We can’t have many turnovers, which was a big thing today but it’s typical for a scrimmage. We are unselfish and if we can do the other things we’ve done well over the last three years, defending and rebounding, then we’ll be good come conference time.”
Fans had a chance to watch redshirt junior forward Arnaud William Adala Moto for the first time. Moto sat out last season after he transferred from Wake Forest.
“Him and Parker play pretty well together, passing it and moving it,” Skerry said. “He helps us where we don’t get stuck as much as we did on offense last season and you can clearly see that.”
Moto showed off the ability to run the court in the scrimmage and scored a few points after driving from the top of the key.
“Last year I sat out, so I’ve been working for almost a year now,” Moto said. “It gave me the chance to stretch the court a little early, so I think it helped me out with my game and I wouldn’t be raw coming back to the game after a sit-out year.”
Senior point guard Josh Ivory was also a scorer in the scrimmage and spoke about playing his position this season.
“It’s on my teammates,” Ivory said. “They get out and run, which is what Coach Skerry wants us to do. Play together, get open looks, fast-break points and so that’s what we we’re looking for. These guys make my job easier.”
Notable injuries for the Tigers were junior forward John Davis and sophomore forward Eddie Keith, who both sat out for the scrimmage.
Skerry said he hopes to have Davis back by the start of the regular season, while Keith is recovering from a concussion.
The season-opener for the Tigers is an away matchup against La Salle on Nov. 14.