Boys’ Basketball Begins Season

Team members played in summer tournament to prepare for 2019-20 season

Gabrielle Valentine, Photography Editor

The boys’ varsity basketball team is off to an early start, beginning workouts in preparation for their winter season. Looking to improve from their last season, they are off to a good start.

In preparation, the team enrolled in a summer tournament to play against seven high schools teams.

“We played really well in the East Coast Invitational, which is a very prestigious tournament in Jacksonville, NC. We went 4-4 for the tournament and played against a bunch of teams that were playoff teams last year,” said boys varsity basketball coach Todd Seymour.

Being able to evaluate the team’s skill set early on has given coach Seymour a good gauge of where the team is and what skills need to be improved upon.

“This team is going to have strong guard play this year and for years to come. We just need to add a little bit of an inside presence,” Seymour said.

The tournament has not only allowed the coach, but the players as well, to grow closer as a team to work cohesively on the court.

“Being able to get some young kids the experience of playing in eight varsity games is huge. Also, staying in a hotel for three nights allowed for some team bonding that I think will help us in the long run,” Seymour said.

Playing together as a team early on has allowed the players to see where their strengths and weaknesses lie.

“We have a good driving ability, and our shooting is getting a lot better along with our play making,” senior Caleek Cobb said.

With a common goal in mind, both the coaches and athletes will be working hard this season. With the strong team bond and the motivation in each player, Wake Forest can expect a good season.

Caleek Cobb says he has the drive and motivation, “to be a leader as a senior, to help my team get more wins.”