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Ally Oop, To The Hoop

Trace Russell
Braxton Ullery defends Everett Un in day two of basketball tryouts.

The girls basketball season has come to a close, and boys basketball is now in season. Training in the off-season is a crucial part of becoming better at basketball. Myles Bradley, an 8th grade basketball player, trains in the off season a lot. “I train and play lots of basketball with friends and teams. I like to train at my local YMCA.”  Myles Bradley made the A team in his 7th grade year and is striving to make it again in his 8th grade year. Another determining factor of a successful basketball team is a good coach. Coach Cooncharoen, the 8th grade boys basketball coach says, “Playing as a cohesive unit with one another is critical to the success of any team. Teammates who play and trust one another tend to experience more success than teams with only talent.” Coach Garland, 7th grade basketball coach says, “We look for players with good basketball fundamentals, work ethic, and basketball IQ when selecting players during tryouts.” This year during tryouts, around 150 kids participated between both grades. One of them was Beckham Rutherford. He says “I have played basketball for 7 years.” Rutherford also participates in other sports. “I also play soccer and soccer is my favorite sport.” Basketball tryouts are very competitive and lots of kids are battling for a spot. The teams take anywhere from 16-20 kids each year. You can catch the boys basketball teams playing at WRMS in January.

Click here for the 7th grade schedule

Click here for 8th grade schedule

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