Tag: Sputnik Stepan

2017 Winter Game 1 Review (Farewell Game)

This will be known as the farewell game. Big Man on Campus and Sputnik both played one of their better games that I have seen them play. Later that week, I was notified it was their last game with HUSL. They both had different reasons. We wish them well on their path. We were missing key players in this game. Actually 4 players were gone. Short handed…no problem. The boys won the game 26-14. Amare and TJ stepped up their game in Game 1. This SD Royals was a great team in the A Division last fall.

Two things were proven this game. First, we win with team play and lose with individual play. Second, the next player is more than will and able to play in a starting role. This season will be interesting because 6 of the 7 teams are new teams we have never played. looking forward to this new season and new year.

Go HUSL!!!


Yes, Yes, Yes, we are listening. I salute all the players today. People are recognizing your development. I often hear from other coaches, “You are doing a great job, you’ve really coached those boys up.” My response, “My boys listen and buy into the team concept. Not everyone will score, not everyone will start, not everyone will play but we win as a team and lose as a team. When I call their number, they need to be ready to HUSL.”

The Nighthawks are a good team. I’m sure they will make the playoffs. We out HUSL’d the Hawks today 17 steals vs 13 turnovers and 7 blocks vs their 3. Robin Hood Rowen led the team with 4 steals followed by JayZeeballin Josiah with 3 steals and Air Amare & Super Steve had 2 blocks each. Justin the Butler and Super Steve both had 7 boards with TJ Big Man on Campus grabbing 6.

Those are great individual accomplishment but not all things can be captured as a stat. For instance, the play of Ruff Rider Ruben played shut down defense on Luke #54. Luke is the catalyst of the Nighthawks offense. Thank you Ruff Rider for doing the dirty work. Once you starting riding him, their offense became stagnant. Those mentioned above cannot do this alone they do need help and it came in the form of Riley the Rookie, Sputnik Stepan and Sid. Combined the trio contributed in points, rebounds, assists, and steals.

Great job team. You guys who are new, just keep working, working and working to improve your craft and one day your skill will be on display for everyone to see, it cannot be denied because of all the work you have done. Hard work pays off in basketball and life.

Until the next swish,
Coach J