War of Attrition…AVC Wins Two and Loses Two

Posted: September 18, 2017 in AVC Men's Basketball

AVC was very successful this weekend in showing the large crowd of university coaches the skills of their individual sophomore players.  Great step forward for these AVC players and their future.  That why the teams were participating in this Fall JUCO Jamboree.

AVC won two tough games on Saturday;

AVC 61 Cerritos 50

AVC 76 Santa Ana 53

During the Sunday  games, AVC was without three of their starters with injuries and lost both games.  Osi Nwachukwa, 6’4″, 205, Wing,  shoulder; Julian Payton, 5’11”, 160, PG, ankle; Jamar Kemp, 6’8″, 295, Center, knee.

AVC 71  El Camino 76

AVC 46  Copper Mt. 58

I believe AVC learned much during this tournament.

  1. They have solid core of talent.
  2. The “late-comers” are far from basketball shape and have much work to do to get there.
  3. Due to the injuries of the starters,  the freshmen got a lot of playing time in the  last two games and  frankly looked like “high school players.”  This experience should be a wakeup call for  them to  re-double their effort in practice to learn the system, get tougher especially on rebounding, and get much more aggressive.  This is a man’s game.

AVC has 7 weeks to get this team in physical shape and to toughen up the freshmen so they can be productive team members.  I expect that to some of the players, the next seven weeks of practices might look like the Bataan Death March.  You gotta do what you gotta do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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