Gavers signs four area players

New Hastings College head men’s basketball coach Bill Gavers lived up to his nickname “Cheetah” in signing his first recruiting class.

And he didn’t have to go far to get the competitive players who he wants for his system, as four Tribland standouts signed to play for the Broncos in a ceremony Wednesday in the Legacy Room at Lynn Farrell Arena.

The Broncos signed St. Cecilia’s Ceasar Teano, Silver Lake’s Jaydn Grabill and Adams Central twins Matt and Marc Brown.

Gavers, who left Grand Island Central Catholic to coach at Hastings College, said he’s excited to not have to compete against three of the four anymore. Every season, Grand Island Central Catholic plays St. Cecilia and Adams Central.

“Ceasar drove us crazy for years (at St. Cecilia). He likes to live in the corner and he buried so many threes against us. He can really shoot the basketball,” the coach said. “When you can do that, you can be an asset to any team because people have to honor that.

“Then, the two Brown boys … they held us to seven points in a half.”

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