Team made of Chester 9th grade Players included Ramir Spriggs, Rahmaad Dejarnette, Michael Smith, Jamai Springfield, Jaimhy Evans, Christian Massena, Brian Randolph III, Rahnel Sparks, Naim Berry Jr, Ronald Lundy Jr, Javan Graham, coaches Ralph Dorsey, Devon Knox & Ronald Lundy,. : to date out team has played in 6 tournaments in Del, Jersey, Philly , Media, Md. King of Prusssia and has comprised a 25-0 record.
While our best competition has come at the Chester Boys & Girls Club in which our 9th graders has played vs High School Varisty players from many of the local public and catholic schools. We feel this league in Chester has given our kids some much needed experience and competition as we prepared for the AAU regionals while this is many of our players 1 time ever playing on the Prestigious AAU level.
We pulled at NE Phily Hs not expecting to see the whole neighborhood with hundreds of cars filled the parking lot & the neighborhood.
Once we enter the gym took the court we felt at home with some old style Chester hoop dreams with our team playing Team Explosion coached by former St Joes Star Bernard Blunt.
With smooth shooting 6-2 combo gd Rahmaad Dejarnette , who avg triple doubles in many of the games leading the way his partners in crime Michael MAN-MAN Smith 5-10 a magician with the ball handled the pressure with his razzle dazzle floaters and no look passes , Then we have 5-10 muscular Jaimhy Evans who can get from 1 end of the court as fast as John Wall a fast break specialist who scores in bunches, 6’0 Brian Randolph III A quiet assassin with quick hands can score from the 3 or drive to the hoop with either hand scoring any time he wants. Our big Men held their own Rahnel Sparks 6-
‘4 frame 6’3 Javan Graham shared time dominating the boards vs several teams that had player 6-6 -6-7, Then we had our reserves 1 of our best defenders in Jamai Springfield who defense probably made the difference in many of our games he gets in & under any body we play challenges, dives for loose and will chase you down like a dog catcher. Christian Massena a -5 8 rebounder with his toughness around the basket seems to fool others with his ability to jump and box out. We cant forget to mention Naim Berry who sprints the floor like a deer which end with easy baskets . 2 other players Ramir Briggs and 8th grader Ronald Lundy Jr. both point grds fits right in with our philosophy who listens and learns
and seem to be excited to play sparingly but also shows potential in being a Chester guard in the next few years.
With our style we received invites to play in Baltimore, New York FAMED basketball Rutgers Park all star day in June along with several tournaments in the Phila area. In July we head to VA for the 2016 AAU National Title . Before we hit the road Fundrasing and donations will be critical not to mention many hours of practice at Stem School along with workout at The High With John Linehan . Training with NDO Zain Shaw .
Feel free to contact Ralph Dorsey with any support or donations he can be reached at 610-803-6051 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
“Teamwork is really a form of trust, Its happens when you surrender the mistaken idea that you can do it alone and realize that you wont achieve your individual goals without the support of your teammates or colleagues”