Monday, February 16, 2015

The DMV's Class of 2019 Players Shine In Ohio

Gerard Mungo

Multiple class of 2019 players from the DMV Preps ranking board where selected to the USA National Select team, which competed in the legendary King James Classic tournament in Akron, OH April 25 – April 27, 2014 and took home their brackets championship.

During their trip they faced some of the top teams and NIKE programs in the country such as All Ohio Red (OH) and the Family (MI) without the benefit of a single practice. The purpose of the team they played on was to combine and showcase the best players from across the nation in a singular event.  Each of these players was selected by a panel of judges who found their respective skill sets to be some of the best in the country.

The following players represented the DMV in the class of 2019:

Terrance Williams
PG – Tyler Brelsford (DMVelite#5) – 12.2ppg, 5.7 assist, 47.6% FG, 47.1% 3-Point (14-30)
CG - Gerard Mungo (DMVelite#3) – 7.1ppg, 4.9 assist, 2 steals/per game
WF – Che Evans (DMVelite#9) – 10.4ppg, 4.2rpg, 75% 3-point (6-8)
PF – Terrance Williams (DMVelite#6) 14.0ppg, 9.8rpg, 52.9% FG

With the players traveling on a NCAA “open” weekend all of the above players received inquiries from various colleges/universities as part of what each considered a successful trip.  Assistant Coach Ketaan Wyatt who also coaches high school basketball in Toledo, OH stated that, “Having the opportunity to work with some of the best players in the country was  an exciting and humbling experience.” When asked if it was what he expected, he responded, “There are a lot of assumptions when you put a collection of stars on the floor together….the negative ones they proved wrong by sharing the ball and becoming a team in less than 48-hours”.

Tyler Brelsford
In playing in the DMV market, these players are constantly challenged – as members of competing teams they actually even challenge each other on a regular basis; so seeing them leave the state representing the area is a great opportunity for them as well as for the nation to see the high level of player and quality brand of basketball played in this area.

The self-awareness, team concept, strength of individual play, and playing within the team concept were all factors in their team and individual success they experienced in Ohio.  These qualities make each of these young men role models for other local players and positive examples of what DMV basketball is all about.
Che Evans
DMV Preps congratulates each of these fine young men for a job well done!

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