These are familiar names: Kody Lamkin, Nick Egeling, Tom Kelso and Mike McMullen.
To anybody who followed Le Roy football during the Oatkan Knights' sectional title season, Lamkin, Egeling and Kelso and McMullen are no strangers.
And those four athletes will be important cogs in the up tempo, pressure defense, pressure offense Le Roy's second-year basketball Coach Rick Rapone plans to run.
"Defensively, we're always strong," Rapone said. "We have strong, physical, very athletic kids. Defense has never been an issue for us. We're challenged on offense a little bit, but defensively, we're in pretty good shape."
Just as he did for the football team, Lamkin anchors the defense.
"He's our defensive stopper," Rapone said. "He covers the middle. He's strong, physical and our number-one rebounder last year and our third leading scorer."
Egling is the team's most gifted basketball player, Rapone said.
Kelso is a "defensive juggernaut," according to the coach.
"He sets the pace for our transition and he covers the other team's best player all the time."
And the field general for football is also is also the captain of the court: Mike McMullen, the point guard.
"He's the key to everything we do. Last year he was predominately a pass-first guy, but we're going to need him to score some points this year. Nobody worked harder than he did in the off season on his shots and we like what we see so far."
At a practice a few days ago, Rapone was putting his team through its paces. Every drill is about movement and speed. The key to Knights' success, Rapone said, is preventing baskets and forcing errors.
"It starts with the defense. We press hard, man-to-man, turn the other team's mistakes into opportunities going the other way."
A successful off season has boosted his team's confidence, he said.
"They know they've improved as players and as a team. I'm excited that they're excited that they've seen some improvement."
There are some kids coming up the ranks as well, who Rapone thinks can contribute this year. Tom Dunn is up from JV and Rapone likes what he sees in sophomores Ryan Boyce and Josh Lowery.
"A sneaky good kid is Dave Englerth. He's the most improved in the off season."
All of this adds up, Rapone thinks, to a run at some titles.
"We're excited about our schedule. We play Avon twice. We think we've grown enough this year to contend for our division title, and that's a team we're going to have to beat."
There's also the cross-county battle of the brothers this year when Le Roy travels to Batavia to play the Mike Rapone-coached Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
"We're very excited about going up there and taking on their 61-game home winning streak. The kids are excited."
Playing against his brother's team, he said, isn't a big deal, though it might lead to some bragging rights at the family Christmas dinner.
"It's a great opportunity for our kids. You've been there. You know the environment you get when you play there, so our kids get the opportunity to go in there and compete. It's going to be great. One thing you know, you've watched these kids play football as well, the one thing they do is compete. They play hard and they compete."
That game is Saturday Jan. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Le Roy opens the season at home against York, 7 p.m., Wednesday.