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Oh, you mean all the football meatheads who were told by their coaches they needed to play football all year and keep up their football weight. Yeah, every basketball coach has a whole lot of control over them.
Pratt was a good player, but he was also two or was it three years younger than Newendyke, and if I recall that team, led by him beat number one Highland twice that year. Besides, Pratt was hurt a good portion of his career with Osgood–Schlatter disease, told it is excruciatingly painful. And Newendyke did get a scholarship to Grand Canyon, he kept it for a year then decided to give up basketball for other pursuits.
Keven Torres was in the program for one year, he was a good player, but how much can you do in that short time, and what can college programs really do with that?
Justin Park, turned seventeen years old, more than half way through his senior year. He grew over his junior year, he was extremely young. Hard worker, developed as much as possible for a kid whose talent was limited by his growth.
McDougal spent his formative years basketball years in Washington DC, he had a difficult family situation, it was hard to keep him in the program.
Newendkye was a big part of the Crusaders, helped kids through that, never heard him say he had great college connections. And I know for sure that my father never had or claimed any great college connections. That's coaches like Mesa's Burkhart, who had no kids start who lived within his district this year, ironic that you consider a man who blatantly cheats as a great coach.3 months ago
He would have been on almost any varsity team last year, maybe a select few exceptions, and he would have started on any varsity team this year, I can think of very few exceptions. He is just too basketball smart and makes too many plays for that not to be the case.
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Obviously you didn't watch too many games too closely, in just two instances, the games against Gilbert at home and the game versus the Kentucky team in the MVT tournament, he caused turnovers against two solid, if not the best player on the other team, which directly lead to victories. 3 months ago
And in terms of Andy, don't be foolish. As a sophomore he was the 7th or 8th man on a good team, but one that wasn't very deep. And per the six quarter rule, he played quiet a few minutes for the JV. And this year as a junior, he was the second best player on the team behind their D-1 kid of course. Andy often covered the other team's best offensive player, made all the tough plays.3 months ago
And the two Bunker kids that made the team both averaged about 10 points on teams that went to the state tournament. The eldest's son's team lost by one. And the second son's team advanced to quarterfinals of the state tournament. And they both contributed solidly to those teams. 3 months ago
And if I recall, you didn't figure out I was his son. Yes my Dad worked for Mr Bunker, but not a job of necessity, and if my father's arrogance, I believe that is what you are trying to say, is as profound as you claim, why would he care about what Mr. Bunker says? And his record? That's laughable, he was more than 30 games over .500 at a school that for the decade prior had never made the state tournament, maybe 30 over wouldn't be acceptable at Mountain, but hardly anywhere else.3 months ago
Out of curiosity, who figured out it was me?3 months ago
I wasn't particularly trying to hide it, though to be fair I haven't been around the program as much as when I was a little boy, though mine is a unique name. And of course mine isn't an unbiased opinion, but very few peoples are in any situation, really it's more about recognizing your biases. I thought my own father should have retired 3 years ago, but much ado about nothing. And in terms of the last coach at Red Mountain, I was under the impression that he had resigned, of course I was nine and it could have been a forced resignation, I'm sorry if he was fired. I met him once or twice the summer of '99, he seemed like a nice fellow. 3 months ago
And lastly, if Sessions really didn't love coaching anymore, which I would understand, the man is going on 60 with 35 plus years of coaching, why not just retire???? He was already retired from teaching, and it's not like his sons needed him to make a team, both his sons could play anywhere they wanted in the East Valley, they weren't twelfth men or anything. It's not like a coaching contract and one hour of PE is worth any money. You could make more mowing lawns
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And I bet you every penny to my name that if you talk to Ernst off the record with no chance of Sessions ever hearing what he said to you, he would say that Sessions was one of the best coaches he ever knew and continues to be so to this very day. 3 months ago