After a disappointing season, Coach Daniel Wright said he expects improvements next year for the San Quentin Warriors’ basketball team.
“We had our good and bad moments.
We learn from each other…”
The Warriors finished the 2012 season below .500.
For next season, Wright said, “I’m going to have an open tryout. No one has a spot right now and with the new influx of talent, I believe we will have a better season.”
As for the 2012 season, “I accept a lot of the responsibility for not preparing my players in practice and in games,” said Wright. “I was disappointed about the season, considering all the talent we had. I thought we had our highs and we had our lows.”
Wright said, “I probably should have stressed defense, rebounds and some of the X’s and O’s a little more in depth.”
“I feel like the season was a seesaw,” said guard Joshua Burton. “We had our good and bad moments. We learned from each other and grew as men with each other.”
Wright named Allan McIntosh the Most Valuable Player of the Warriors’ season.
“I’m proud of the honorable recognition, knowing I came in half way through the season,” said McIntosh. “I’m honored for that and I do accept it.”
Wright also recognized the play of a few more of his players. He said, “I liked the consistent intensity that Jhavonte Carr, Burton, Rafael Cuevas and Richard ‘Mujahid’ Munns brought to every game. I knew they were going to play hard for me.”