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Despite a 2-7 record in its COVID-19 season, Otterbein men's basketball's future looks bright due to a good recruiting class, talented returners, and stand-out transfer Bryson Lane.

Lane, a sophomore business administration major, played in all of Otterbein’s nine games this season after transferring from Ohio Wesleyan University.   

“It feels good to be contributing to the team right away,” said Lane, who plays the position of point guard. “I love it here at Otterbein so far. My first impression was that the team was very welcoming, especially the seniors.”  

Otterbein’s men basketball team was unable to complete a full season this year because of Covid-19. Next year they hope they will be able to have full season that leads to them making the Ohio Athlete Conference tournament.

          

“I think that where our mindset is and what the guys have accomplished, next season is going to be a lot of fun.” said Andy Winters, Otterbein men's basketball head coach. “Competing isn’t good enough. We want to take the next step and we’re close and with some more experience with our returning players, I think we have a bright future.”  

With only four seniors graduating, most of the team is expected to return next year.