By Travis Morgan
Sioux City, IA - Four current Hawkeye basketball players all come from the Sioux City metro. Zach McCabe and Chris Rickert went to Heelan. Adam Woodbury played for Sioux City East. Mike Gesell led South Sioux to two state titles. All got there start here in siouxland and all have made their former high school coaches very proud.
"Just being a small part of what they're doing now comes with great pride" says East basketball coach Ras Vanderloo. All the players and their former coaches still keep in close contact. South Sioux head coach Terry Comstock says "When you are with a kid that long he becomes like a son to you. You miss him when he leaves and so it's nice to keep in touch and share in his accomplishments".
All the coaches watch say they watch as many games as they can, and still coach while they watch on TV.