Perkins 8th. grade basketball team.

Shayne Burrows should be given the coach of the year award for what he accomplished this year coaching 8th grade basketball. Congrats to the team for winning the SBC 39-31 over Port Clinton.
Anonymous
Aug 25, 2010

Shayne Burrows should be given the coach of the year award for what he accomplished this year coaching 8th grade basketball. Congrats to the team for winning the SBC 39-31 over Port Clinton. The team has 4 players if they work hard this summer will move to at least jv. next year. Very talented group of kids. I would like to see this team play together as freshmen and work they way to varsity by their sophmore year.

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Brett The Hitma...

I've seen these guys play and they do have 2-4 players i think worthy of getting time on the jv scene. It is a big jump though from 8th to 9th then from freshmen ball to playing jv. Staying freshmen-senior year is key to getting perkins bball program really thriving, they have a great future if the dedication stays their like it is now. I think what is really great is the 7th grade bball team also won the title. Both these classes got some hoopsters. One of my cousins from the 7th grade team says he wanted a peice of the 8th graders. I like the heads on these young kids, COMPETITIVE!

Wheels, We actually agree on something refering the Burrows, Lightning must have struck the same spot twice.

My thoughts

I saw every game the freshmen boys played this season--I do not have a kid on the team--and I observed a team that played much better than the same group of kids did in seventh grade when my son was on their team (pretty easy for Perkins people to figure out who I am from those clues). I only saw this group of kids play twice in eighth grade as I was usually attending my daughters eighth grade games. They improved a lot this year and I attribute that to better coaching and some maturity on their part. You are correct that the other schools didn't present their best players and I agree that they should have won the title because of this fact. I did not see the current eighth graders play so I really can't comment but I will say that the Ebert kid has the size and I walked past Xavier at the varsity game Friday and was amazed how much taller he is. I am wondering who you think will be dunking next year---Ebert and ?? Apparently there is talent in the pipeline and I agree that any freshmen player who wants to get better should be looking for an AAU team today.

My thoughts

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