The Carver Tiger basketball team has cruised through the season, claiming the 2-AAA regular season and tournament titles in the process.
They will host a first-round state basketball tournament game on Saturday, and for that, they are the latest WRBL Athletes of the Week.
Players like center Mekhi Brown and guards Khane Pass and Kimmiun Woods have led the Tigers this year, but they admit they’re playing for something else, too.
“That’s why I came back to play, play for Antwon,” Brown said. “I feel like we could win state easily if we keep playing hard. We have enough talent to beat anybody.”
Antwon is Antwon Whitehead, a fallen teammate of the Tigers, who died over the summer of an enlarged heart after a pickup game.
“I expect us to be better this year than we were last year,” Woods said. “We have more experience, and we wanted it more this year. I attribute it to Antwon Whitehead, this group is working for him.”
Pass is even simpler.
“We have to win it for ‘Twon,’” he said.
Head coach Warren Beaulah is confident, given the players he has it his disposal.
“We have three or four excellent athletes,” he said. “I think, with the combination of those guys, it really has made us get better as the year goes on.”
Carver will host Jackson of Atlanta in the first round on Saturday.?
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