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BGCO Basketball Team Season Recap

This year we had two teams in the YMCA basketball league and they did really well. The 5th and 6th grade team had a record of 6 – 0 – 1 and the 7th and 8th grade team had a record of 7 – 0.

The 5th and 6th grade team came out strong this year, they were determined and had a defensive prowess like no other team in the league. I am most proud of them for that because most teams are not mature enough to adjust as fast as they did. Here are some of my highlights of the players. The 5th and 6th grade team was led by Jaylen  who is a great floor general, he ran his team very well and led them through his actions. He may be small but he has the “heart of a lion”. It was a pleasure coaching him throughout the season. Anthony was the power forward of the team. He grabbed rebounds relentlessly, which is surprising since Anthony is a reserved kid, but on the court he was anything but reserved. Marcus was the center of the team, he was our best communicator and one of our most skilled players. He was a very intricate piece to this team. Keenan is our energizer. He comes in the game with passion and works hard every possession. He may not get into the scoring column all the time, but he affects the game in so many other ways which allows the team to succeed. Tylon grew as a player throughout the year. He used to be nervous in the beginning of the season, but as the year progressed he eventually gained confidence and was recognized as a good communicator and having a high basketball IQ. Martez played basketball for the first time this year and this young man worked hard at trying to develop his skills. I applaud him for playing with these other young men and giving his best effort. Jaykwon is probably the most skills out this group, and was a big help to the team when he played. Dominic is the little guy with a lot of heart and he’s going to get the job done. All in all, these young men had a great season and there is a very high ceiling for this group. If they can stick together who knows what will become of them.

The 7th and 8th grade basketball team was a pleasure to coach, this team developed immensely over the season. This team dealt with adversity during the season and the listened to their coaching and adjusted accordingly. This team did well communicating, rebounding, and running which are all very good traits to have on a team. We’ll start off talking about the point guard on the team Dayshawn. Dayshawn had to make a switch this year from playing forward to playing guard. He moved the ball well and got others involved a lot which is what you want from your point guard. Quintin was our forward and he developed lots of skills and took it upon himself to guard the other team’s best player. He will continue by playing with the high school team. Travierre is another guard on the team and he showed good decision making and has developed the ability to score difficult layups. Wol is the center of the team and he is an unconventional center because he likes to rebound and pass instead of rebound and score. He has developed his communication skills on the court. Milan was the teams forward and energizer. He played hard all the time, and made things happen on the defensive side of the ball. This team is very good and a lot of fun to be around. These guys are very unselfish and like to see each other thrive. Those are the types of teams a coach loves to coach, and coaching these guys were a blast.

-Hiram Moss