Each One Teach One Basketball Club of Central Virginia (EOTO-VA) returned home with a Top 10 finish in the USBA National Championships 10th Grade Division. The tournament was held July 9th thru 13th in North Myrtle Beach, SC earlier this month.
Undermanned due to injuries and schedule conflicts, the team of ninth and tenth graders from Central Virginia area high schools hit the road for a week long basketball trip. After a tough start in pool play, losing games they probably should have won, Each One Teach One pulled together for dynamic back-to-back victories, earning their way to the American Division semi-final game. They finished third in their bracket and seventh overall in their 10 Grade Division.
“Everybody on our team plays a key role in our game plan,” says Coach Lathius Bradley, “and when a few guys are missing it’s tough to fill the gaps.” He noted that in the semi-final game, "every time we cut deep into their lead, their coach would bring in five fresh players off the bench." Says Bradley, “I’m real proud of the way our guys played and what we accomplished in our first season together. I have no doubt if we had gone to Nationals at full strength, there would have been a different ending.”
Players that made the trip to USBA Nationals included; #2-Mason Livers (G), #10-Colby Hall (G), #18-Andrew Taylor (F), #20-Isaiah Gholson (G/F), #23-Hunter Johnson (G), #24-Quincy Green (G/F), #35-Anwar Collins (C), #42-Jordan Walker (F/C).
Congratulations to the EOTO-VA squad, team management and a strong parental contingent for a good first season under the EOTO umbrella..