The Govs basketball team is riding an 8-11 record to date, but Nelson coach Brian Wilson doesn't think those numbers tell the complete story about his team.
"I believe we are a better team than our record states, but we are where we are and now we just have to keep fighting and grind out of the place we've put ourselves into," said Wilson. "We are in good position to win some games next week and put ourselves into position to be among the top two in our pod entering the playoffs. What is important to us is just finding our stride and finding consistency. It's never to late as long as you have games left so wherever we find ourselves seeded we have to show up to play."
Brice Wilson is a complete team player as he not only leads the Govs in scoring, he is also the team's leader in assists with 92.
"Brice has developed into a more consistent scorer for us this year in his senior year," said Wilson. "He has been a really good point guard for us in the past who has shown us he can score when we need him to step up, but he has been more consistent scoring each game. Brice is near his 1,000th career point."
Along with Wilson, Houston Carter and Jaren Purvis are pouring in the points, with Carter at 13.4 points per game and Purvis at 13.3.
"Houston has been a solid scorer for us each year and this year is no different. It is great for him to have reached his 1,000th career point and be the leader that he is on the court," said Wilson. "Houston knows our offense and is a player for us that plays on both ends of the court at a high level."
Wilson also knows the importance of Purvis as the third-highest scorer.
"Jaren is a major part of what we do and has a really strong presence on the court in the post averaging a double-double on the year," said Wilson. "It is great that he is a sophomore and a constant in our program for years to come. Jaren has shown growth and improvement on the court and hasn't scratched the surface of what he will develop into. I look for great things to come for Jaren as he grows into a leader of this team. "
Purvis is the Govs' big man as he has pulled down 236 rebounds. George Brown has 81, Wilson 68 and Carter 53.
Carter uses his quickness to lead the team in steals with 61, and Wilson has 57.