Coach Scott Fellers liked what he saw from his Legend boys basketball team in the June 19-21 Continental-Centennial League tournament at Heritage High School.
“I saw the improvement as we played pretty well and won five of our six games,” Fellers said. “We really are a young team with two sophomores and eight juniors on the roster. The juniors include three players who saw varsity action as sophomores and those three guys are our only returning players with varsity experience.”
Fellers was impressed by his team's accurate outside shooting, aggressive defense, the way the players handled the ball and the depth of his young squad.
“We don't have the giant guys to dominate the middle but we do we have pretty good height with several 6-5 guys with long arms and good athletic ability,” the coach said.
Fellers said he once again has a good turnout for basketball and the Titans will field four squads, varsity, junior varsity, sophomores and freshmen. All will play a full schedule of games against other schools.
“We have a strong feeder program in Parker,” Fellers said. “We have a solid youth program and a lot of kids get good basketball experience in the Gold Crown program we have been able to establish. We also have players coming to us from competitive teams like the Parker Hawks.”
The early summer is a busy time for Legend basketball players. Fellers said they play in a total of six tournaments that wrapped up with a June 27-29 tournament at the University of Denver.
Dozens of teams signed up for the DU tourney and were divided into pools for round-robin competition. The organizers use the pool play records to seed the team for the single-elimination June 29 tournament to determine the camp champion.
“After the DU tournament, a lot of the guys who played with us in this tournament will be going out on the road to take part in competition with their club teams,” the coach said beforehand. “Additionally, we have voluntary open gym and skill sessions during the week and most of the guys are taking part in the speed and strength camp held in the mornings at the school.”
Fellers said the team looks pretty good at this point but the reality is there are a lot of good teams the Titans will face during the regular prep basketball season.
“We know we are young and have to keep working to get better,” he said. “Because we are so young, we have two years to make things happen. We are excited about what we can be now, plus we will continue to work for the future by improving and getting better every time we step foot on the court.”