Bulldog Hoops Team Has Strong Summer
The Trenton Bulldogs high school boys’ basketball team put in a lot of work over the summer in preparation for the 2013-2014 season. The team had workouts three days per week with a total of 26 players attending.
The first half of each workout focused entirely on shooting. Players participated in timed shooting drills with all shots coming off the dribble or a pass at game speeds. Players also shot 50 free throws each day and recorded all of their shots taken. A total of 13 players made over 1,000 shots during the summer drills. The top shooters by baskets made were as follows:
Player Shots Made
1. Brice Dillon 1,419
2. Kail McCarter 1,366
3. Chase Tolson 1,363
4. Connor Cotton 1,336
5. Corbyn Guile 1,325
6. Nate Swann 1,230
7. Cade Mullenix 1,161
8. Spencer Harris 1,148
9. Cree Mullenix 1,096
10. Chris Flowers 1,077
11. Chanse Houghton 1,047
12. Colton Neff 1,018
13. Wilson Utley 1,005
The team also competed in multiple shootouts this summer, where they found some success against some strong competition.
“The boys had a great summer,” Head Coach Jeremy Austin said. “We played good competition and were very successful against everyone. The improvement was very noticeable from the first day to the last, especially among the younger kids. The freshman and sophomore classes really made big improvements. It was fun to see how much they have matured since the past season. I feel we have a lot to look forward to this year and I think their hard work will be rewarded.”
The Trenton boys basketball team finished last season with a 15-11 record overall, with the 15 wins being the highest win total for the program in the past decade.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, Coach Austin just wrapped up a camp for elementary students entering grades K-4 this week. The camp allowed the future of Trenton basketball to gain some knowledge about the game, work on fundamentals and have fun.
“We had a great two days of camp for our littlest Bulldogs this week,” Austin said. “There were a lot of kids there who had never touched a basketball and before the end of the week I think some of them had decided that they are pretty amazing basketball players. I know I am excited to see them grow up and develop but, hopefully, they don’t grow up too quick.”
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