ISU’s new basketball head coach looks to implement quick tempo offense next season

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Summer is always a busy time for college basketball teams across the country. At Indiana State University, new head coach Josh Schertz is busy implementing his new offense with the Sycamores.

Schertz’ past teams while coaching at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn., were known for high scoring offenses with many extra possessions per game. Whether or not Schertz will be able to transfer that success and style of play to the Missouri Valley Conference is one of many intriguing questions heading into next season.

The new head coach will have support from returning Sycamore Tyreke Key to help in the transition. Key averaged a team best 17.2 points per game along with 5.3 rebounds last season.

“The boxes you want checked from your best player, he checks them all,” Schertz said. “We’re so incredibly fortunate that he decided to stay and come back here and do his super senior year at ISU.”

ISU was 15-10 last year, including 11-7 in the conference. Schertz said Key’s contributions go beyond just the scoring.

“He’s a fantastic human being first off,” Schertz said. “[An] unbelievable worker, competitor. The way he handles himself, the way he treats people in the community, he’s obviously got a tremendous platform here in Terre Haute, a small town that loves college basketball he’s a superstar.”

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