The Wilmington College Men’s Basketball team kicks off their season in less than week as they are set to take on Northern Kentucky University on Sunday October 12th. The Quakers will lean on the leadership of their experienced team that features many juniors and seniors.
Senior guard Jordan Jones said, “This year I know that I have to be more vocal than I was in any other year, especially because everyone is looking up to the senior class. We just need everyone to go out and do their job. If everyone knows their role and knows what they have to do, we will have a better chance of winning games this season.”
When asked about how he felt going into his senior season, guard Christian Jones said, “It feels good. I feel like I have worked hard enough for this last season to be something to remember.” When asked about his legacy at Wilmington as an athlete, Jones said, “I just want to them to remember me as a great teammate, being a leader, and being a good person.”
Jones expects to be an all of conference player in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) this season and expects the team to be a top three team in the conference and compete for a conference championship.
“I believe strongly in this basketball team, it’s the first time in a few years that we have four seniors who have quality game experience.” – Coach Hunt
“The only goal we have is to win a championship. There is no other goal in mind. To us, every year we don’t compete for and win an OAC championship, and play in the NCCA tournament is an unsuccessful year,” said men’s basketball Head Coach K.C. Hunt. “I believe strongly in this basketball team, it’s the first time in a few years that we have four seniors who have quality game experience. It has been a solid preseason, watching these guys develop the leadership skills it takes to win a championship.”
Coach Hunt has been very pleased with the maturity level of the team and the professional practices the team has had so far. Everyone has an important job to do and they have treated it as such. Hunt said, “The core group of juniors and seniors has shown the intensity level and maturity it takes to compete at a championship level.”
Coach Hunt would like this team to be remembered for its toughness, its unselfishness, and for hanging another banner.