TK 2022 Chatman (5th Grade) participated in the highly anticipated RCS SPorts Spring Ice Breaker. Both teams performed exceptionally well going undefeated in pool play. TK 2022 defeated D Gibs Hoops and LA Jaguars. The boys however, fell to a older ITP Pacers who ultimately went on the win the tournament in the semi-finals. A final four appearance in the kick-off tournament gave the boys great confidence.
The boys followed up their season kick-off in the Houston Sports Access King of the Court Tourney. It was a tough weekend with the boys losing every game in close fashion. Across three games, the boys lost by a total of 6 points, indicating that they were indeed formidable and competitive opponents. Though the losses were tough, the team walked away with clear areas that need fine tuning and with a bit of increased intensity they should continue to improve. Notably, missing was scoring threat Ariek Holcombe who has been a solid component to the teams offense since last year.
Standouts so far
TK 2022 welcomes a very athletic and tenacious Dillon Bell to the squad who has quickly offered the predominately veteran team with a natural spark. Simply put, he's everywhere and as he continues to learn the game, his natural athleticism will be a valuable asset to the team.
Je'Cory Chatman still presents as the offensive catalyst of the squad and as he continues to develop his basketball IQ and confidence in his quickness he's going to be a force to reckon with. Calien Graham is quickly evolving as a no holds barred beast in the paint. His presence is unmatched and has grown tremendously in his offensive presence since last season. Defensively, Omani Ozenne is a problem for opposing guards. He disrupts the opponents offense with multiple steals a game and will become a stronger on both sides of the ball as he develops a more controlled game offensively.