“This is our home right here and this is what we do,” Peery said. “I think everyone is really fired up to get back on the court. I think we’re going to be a better program for everything we’ve gone through together in the first two years.”
Roderick Bobbit knows just how different things were for his head coach on that first night in front of the Warrior fan base two years ago. Like Peery, Bobbit was also making his introduction that night as one of the many incoming freshmen that were part of that first recruiting class by the former Utah assistant coach.
The California native made his return to the Indian Hills basketball team on Tuesday and noticed a marked difference in the comfort level of his coach and the togetherness of the Warrior fans.
“I remember that first night and I remember we were all nervous. We didn’t know what to expect, but we wanted to give the fans a good show,” Bobbit said. “Coach looks way more comfortable now. I think that allowed us to come out here and put on a nice event for everyone.”
Peery, the fans and the players all enjoyed the activities that were scheduled for ‘Meet The Warriors.’ Four IHCC players, including Bobbit, took place in the 2013 ‘Warrior 3-point shootout’ which needed overtime to decide a winner.
Duquense sophomore transfer Quevyn Winters ended up beating Bobbitt and sophomore Majok Deng in the shoot off, hitting 9-12 in the extra round to beat out Deng. The lone second-year returning Warrior hit his first seven from beyond the arc showcasing a great shooting touch for the 6-10 post presence.
“It was looking good there,” Deng said. “I know I need to make those when they count during games. I got to get going every time, but I don’t want to rely on that. I want to do whatever is best to help the team.”