1997-98 Cobber Basketball Preview James Gillhouse
 
After consecutive seasons finishing 2nd, 2nd and 4th in the MIAC,  Duane Siverson's  1997-98 Cobbers will have to rely on a host of inexperienced players if they are to make to make a playoff run.  

Concordia graduated their top six players from last year, including All-MIAC forward Daimen Crump, All-MIAC point guard Greg Dean , and MIAC 6th man of the year Cornelius Bishop

The top returning player for the Cobbers is 6-3 senior forward James Gillhouse (Ronan, MT). Gillhouse averaged nearly 8 points and 4 rebounds coming off the bench last year. 
 
Others returning who saw extended action off the bench last year include point guard Micah Benson (6-1, sophomore, Moorhead), guard  Alex Bjork (6-2, junior, Colorado Springs, CO),  and junior forward Brian Kesselring  (6-4, Fargo, ND). Both Bjork and Kesselring had leg injuries that limited their play late in the 1996-97 season.

Among the top newcomers for the Cobbers are sophomore Nate Malchow (6-8, Aberdeen, SD) and  Mike Wrobel, a mobile 6-6 freshman from Willmar.