Seniors lead Everett boys basketball back to postseason

The Everett boys basketball team is headed back to the postseason, thanks in large part to the play of its four core seniors.

The Seagulls (8-12 overall, 5-7 Wesco 3A) have relied on 6-foot-4 forward Wes Erickson, 5-10 guard Preston Campbell, 6-4 forward Elijah Ross-Rutter and 5-10 guard Bogdan Fesiienko for production on both ends of the floor this season.

“It’s been nice to build relationships with those guys over the last couple of years,” Seagulls coach Bryce Levin said. “In the offseason they did a great job of being leaders, getting guys into the weight room, open-gym (sessions) and offseason tournaments. They’ve been a core group of leaders to build around, and they’ve made things easier for me.”

Levin said all four players have different skill sets that work well together on the court.

“Wes does everything — he can post up, he can defend, he’s a good shooter, he can pass. He’s a smart player,” Levin said. “Elijah is a good athlete — he gets up and down the court well, is long, has had a handful of nice dunks and can block shots. Bo (Fesiienko) is a hard-nosed player; he’s on the ground for every loose ball, and he gets every offensive rebound he can get. He sets the tone for us. And Preston is averaging four steals per game. He wreaks havoc on other teams with his pressure because he’s quicker than heck.”

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