Wednesday, October 23, 2013

8th Grade Program Preview: WE R 1 Still On The Grind!

We R 1 

This season Basketball Spotlight would like to start our program previews. We will give you a look into the top programs in the region and let you know what to look forward to. 

Team Name: We R 1 
Hometown: Wilmington, DE 
Coaches: Darnell Vaughn and Robert Turner 
Key Returning Players: Jamal Whittlesey, Chris Cropper, Darius Kinnel and Trevon Alderman 
Key Additions: pending (November tryouts) 
Key Departues: Jordan Haynes 
Last year championships: Philly Fight “Take Flight" Tournament / AAU Mid Atlantic Districts / Best of Bowie Memorial Day 
Tournament Scheduled tournaments: Basketball Spotlight Circuit / AAU Super Regional / AAU District Championships / AAU Nationals 

Coach’s outlook: Started from the bottom several years back, crept up very close to the top a couple years ago and expect to go out with a bang to close our spotlight careers. We want to thank spotlight for the experience because without it our kid’s wouldn't be near the caliber of players have become thus far. 

Spotlight Analysis: This group is officially known as W R 1. Last season they had their moments including winning the Mid Atlantic Regionals. This year they return with a familiar roster and their experience of playing together should help them strive. Jamal Whittlesey and Darius Kinnel caught national attention on the camp circuit while Trevon Alderman seems like a budding star. All in all they have brought attention to Delaware basketball.