The Govs basketball season has ended, but not before the green and gold troops won Dogwood District runner ups, a 12-12 overall record, 7-5 Dogwod District.
“We had a really good season this year and were able to accomplish some good things for the program,” said Nelson coach Brian Wilson. “We are moving in the right direction, but we all believe we are better and could’ve accomplished more. The players returning are all focused and believe in what we can accomplish and are looking forward to the challenges that the offseason brings us. We have set high expectations for next season already and are ready to get to work.”
While the Govs had contributions from the entire team all season the offensive attack came from a trio of top athletes.
Wilson breaks down their stats and adds his comments on these three players:
13.3 points per game, 3.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 3.0 steals, 70 deflections: “Houston is finishing his third season playing for me on Varsity and shot the ball excellent this season,” said Wilson.” He is poised to have a great off season and impressive senior season helping to lead us to be better than we finished this season. Houston has shown spurts of his talent in many games, but I believe that we have yet to see the best that he has to bring.”
9.6 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 4.3 APG, 2.5 SPG, 55 deflections and 11 blocks: “Brice is one of the best ball handling point guards in this area in my opinion and with him on the court it pushes teams away from pressing us much. He has a super speed and skill with the ball in his hand and has emerged into a really good facilitator for us. I feel like with a great off season of improving on strength and agility Brice will return next year able to increase his role as a scorer in situations when we need him to and continue to get others involved. He showed in the Gretna game the type of player he can be.”
8.6 PPG, 6.8 RPG, 2.6 SPG, 68 deflections and 28 blocks: “Devon was one of the best athletes in our district, he brings an energy to our team that causes everyone else to elevate their energy,” said Wilson.” He is a great defender and can jump. Devon was able to control the boards for us this year and finish under the basket. We will miss Devon next season and I wish him much luck in his next step of life.”
The Govs defense was lead Ian Strong and his 38 blocks, Jaren Purvis, 24 blocks along with 2.4 rebounds per game.
Govs receiving post season honors include Carter, 1st team All-Dogwood; Wilson, 2nd team and Toms and Jaren Purvis, Honorable Mention.