Walker fouled out early, missed bunnies --- Walker is a power in the paint on offense making half hooks and on defense stifling the big bangers.
Odum had limited minutes and looked like a Frosh --- Odum is team leader and makes everyone around him better
Mahurin was a boy getting banged around and only seeing clean up minutes --- Mahurin is a MAN in the paint defending and scoring with threes AND inside moves and short baseline jumpers
Martin was a no show and we wondered why --- Martin's minute energize momentum shifts and deficit erasures
Carter made us wonder if he was going to show up his Senior season ---- Carter is a hustling, scoring, three draining, defending demon causing opponents fits
Printy was looking like Printy again but had the high ankle sprain --- he healed and became a FACTOR in keeping us close in games or gaining leads with big shots and his defense improved immensely
Richard is the anomaly because he's been constantly good ---- but he's beginning to climb from unheralded obscurity to recognition of all he does for us
Lucas Eitel was a walk on riding the pines at the end of the bench --- Lucas comes in giving relief minutes to keep our legs fresh and contributes made shots and made free throws with ice in his viens
Lathan drove it all the way when ill advised to do so and made harmful turnovers --- Lathan is back to 20 point per game potential, pulls off drives that are going nowhere except to a TO and resets the offense, plus giving many energizing slams and plays hard nosed defense
Kelly tried too hard and made back breaking TO's and then suffered injury and illness --- Kelly plays key defense stopping opponent's dagger shooting stars and cooly drains game icing free throws
McWhorter was a true Frosh giving sparing relief minutes but handling the ball well --- McWhorter earns Valley honors and defends, steals the ball, makes assists and drives for the 'and one' making a positive contribution with his Playing Time
When you add it all up you get a Valley Championship caliber Team.