Coach Robert Casperson watches his boys varsity basketball team practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coach Robert Casperson watches his boys varsity basketball team practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Are you ready for some basketball?

Local high school teams are gearing up.

Boys and girls basketball teams at Thunder Mountain High School and Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé are currently practicing for the upcoming season.

Read a season preview here: 2019-20 Basketball Preview: Upperclassmen talent galore for Juneau teams


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Jenae Pucish, left, drives against Ajah Bishop during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Jenae Pucish, left, drives against Ajah Bishop during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ajah Bishop, right, passes away from Jenae Pusich during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Ajah Bishop, right, passes away from Jenae Pusich during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kendyl Carson, center, looks to pass against Skylar Tuckwood, right, during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kendyl Carson, center, looks to pass against Skylar Tuckwood, right, during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kiara Endicott, left, is guarded by Kiana Potter during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Kiara Endicott, left, is guarded by Kiana Potter during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The boys junior varsity basketball team waits for their time on the court as the girls varsity basketball team finishes their practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

The boys junior varsity basketball team waits for their time on the court as the girls varsity basketball team finishes their practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Skylar Tuckwood, left, blocks a shot by Kendyl Carson during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Skylar Tuckwood, left, blocks a shot by Kendyl Carson during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coach Steve Potter yells out encouragement during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coach Steve Potter yells out encouragement during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coach Steve Potter talks to his team during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coach Steve Potter talks to his team during girls varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Former professional basketball player Damen Bell-Holter gives a shooting lesson during boys varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Former professional basketball player Damen Bell-Holter gives a shooting lesson during boys varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Bryson Echiverri works on his jump shot during boys varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Bryson Echiverri works on his jump shot during boys varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Braden Jenkins lays the ball up during boys varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Braden Jenkins lays the ball up during boys varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coach John Blasco watches his team during the boys varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)                                Coach John Blasco watches his team during the boys varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coach John Blasco watches his team during the boys varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire) Coach John Blasco watches his team during the boys varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Stone Morgan, right, makes a pass during boys varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Stone Morgan, right, makes a pass during boys varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Isaiah Nelson, left, drives against Meki Toutaiolepo during boys varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Isaiah Nelson, left, drives against Meki Toutaiolepo during boys varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Avery Kreischer, center, is guarded by Mary Neal Garcia, left, and Mary Khaye Garcia during girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Avery Kreischer, center, is guarded by Mary Neal Garcia, left, and Mary Khaye Garcia during girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Samantha Dilley, right, evades the defense of Sydney Strong during the girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Samantha Dilley, right, evades the defense of Sydney Strong during the girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mary Neal Garcia, right, is guarded by Iayanah Brewer during the girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mary Neal Garcia, right, is guarded by Iayanah Brewer during the girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coach Andy Lee gives encouragement during the girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coach Andy Lee gives encouragement during the girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Riley Traxler, right, passes over Sydney Strong during the girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Riley Traxler, right, passes over Sydney Strong during the girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coach Andy Lee gives starts off a cheer during the girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Coach Andy Lee gives starts off a cheer during the girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mary Khaye Garcia shoots during the girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mary Khaye Garcia shoots during the girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tzadi Hauck shoots during the girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tzadi Hauck shoots during the girls varsity basketball practice at Thunder Mountain High School on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Malakai Nichols, left, drives against LJ Elizarde during boys varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Malakai Nichols, left, drives against LJ Elizarde during boys varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Elliott Castello, right, drives against Cooper Kriegmont during boys varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Elliott Castello, right, drives against Cooper Kriegmont during boys varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: Are you ready for some basketball?

Elliott Castello, right, drives against Cooper Kriegmont during boys varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tad Watson, left, drives against Jake Sleppy during boys varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Tad Watson, left, drives against Jake Sleppy during boys varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cooper Kriegmont works on his jump shot during boys varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Cooper Kriegmont works on his jump shot during boys varsity basketball practice at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

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