The two trips we took at MILTON back in December were invaluable in helping us to build the team chemistry and togetherness it is going to take for us to make a tournament run in February and March.
It’s kind of similar to the college concept: regardless of how different guys are, when.they have to live together in a hotel on the road they find common bonds and begin to understand and accept one another’s differences.
At the City of Palms Classic In Fort Myers, Florida, we went 2-2. Some coaches DONT like the idea of adding losses to a record. But our losses in Florida were to the NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE NATION–Montverde Acafemy–and to 2012 National Champion Yates (Houston, Texas) on a running 27 foot bank shot at the buzzer. Those are the kind of games that get a team ready for a tournament run.
At the Arby’s Classic in Bristol, Tennessee we knocked off the number one high school team from Germany (Urspring) , national power Chris School (Ashville, N C) and then in the semifinal, in front of 6000 plus fans, we beat Christ Presbyterian Academy from Nashville, TN, a team that had won 39 straight games and two straight Tennessee state titles.