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With 6-foot-5 forward Jakob Hester, 23, likely to dominate, Anclote should have a good 2018-2019 season.

With all fall sports seasons now concluded, we shift over to the winter where basketball and soccer take center stage. We take a look teams to watch for in boys basketball along the west side heading into this 2018-2019 campaign.

Old face, new place?

Jason Vetter takes over the program at Mitchell High School after a successful stint by Jared St. Charles and it will be interesting to see how he fairs with the Mustangs. Vetter, who was the head coach at Hudson for 15-plus seasons, has been a staple in Pasco County basketball and has always led underachieving teams year in a year out. With a solid compliment of players, Vetter should do wonders.

Gulf could be one of the county’s best

Yes, you just read that correctly. The Buccaneers could have one of the best teams in Pasco County and a familiar face is at the helm to lead the program, with former Ridgewood head coach Derek Delgardo guiding Gulf after leading the Rams to the Elite Eight last season. Delgardo has raved about the talent he has and could be overseeing a district contender in the making.

Anclote has the talent to boot

The Sharks were a team that was slowly on their way up last season and over the off-season solidified themselves as a club to be reckoned with. Michael Cooper returns as Anclote’s head coach and he has a very talented squad, which includes junior forward Jakob Hester. The 6-foot-5 forward is on pace to have a dominating campaign.