Loudonville, N.Y. — Today marked the first day the Siena men’s basketball team was allowed to take the floor again together, with some necessary safety protocols in place, of course.
The team is split up into two groups, alternating basketball activities and workout routines while keeping socially distanced, wearing masks, and adhering to cleaning procedures like wiping down all equipment and sanitizing basketballs.
It’s a lot to keep track of, but if it gets the guys back on the court, they don’t mind.
“We were just alloewd in the gym a little bit last week to get in there, so I mean I’m really eager to play,” junior guard Jalen Pickett said.
“It feels like I’m a freshman all over again just to get back out there,” Pickett added. “I just can’t wait for the season to start.”
“Last time we got together was in March, so you know just to get back on campus, start working out with each other, it just feels great to be back,” sophomore guard Jordan King said.
With the team split up they have not begun any type of scrimmaging or full team work, but hope to be able to ramp up basketball activities soon.