We got a chance to watch the Tampa Bay Knights organization. 8th to 11th grade teams make up the Knights. With a Travel Team player frenzy starting, the knights look to be competitive.
The Knights stand by the words Faith, Loyalty, Courage and Honor by providing with the knowledge of the game and the tools to take it to another level. TBK as excepted the challenge of creating a competitive atmosphere to help breath more life into the basketball scene in Tampa Bay. The Coaches at TBK are dedicated to do what is needed to be successful.(Coaches: Darron Wicks, Jamal Hill, Vince Hyatt, Breon Jennings, Myrick McRae and Coach Neal)
Coming from an area known for basketball (Hampton,VA), Darron Wicks knows what it takes to become a better athlete. Darron Wicks who guides the organization is prepared to do whatever it takes to get kids to the next level. When asked what separates his organization from others he stated, “First is the focus on skills development year round and we offer skills/drills training and plyometric training during the season and off season. Second, we’re not in it to make a name for ourselves or to make money but in it to give these young men an opportunity to get a free education and continue playing the game they love.”
Look out for the Knights!
PG 2015 Jared Anderson Brooks De-Bartolo: Solid PG with a good size, Good outside shot and Runs the fast break.
PF 2017 Craig Hall Jr. Steinbrenner HS: Up and coming player in the area. Long wing span and finishes at the rim.
SG 2015 Dontez Hardy Middleton HS: Aggressive and athletic.
SG 2015 Stephen Kitchen Brooks De-Bartolo: Versitle player and creative on offense because of his ability to put the ball on the ground and get to the basket.
SG 2015 Dante Mitchell Brandon HS: A player with a lot of “BOUNCE” and gets out on the break
Players of Interest:
PF Rodney Pertee Sickles HS
PG Isayah Franklin Newsome
PG Alex Nieves King HS
SG Justin Hughes Durant HS
SF Devin Neal Strawberry Crest HS
SF Brendan Miller Newsome HS
PG Erik Hernandez Durant HS
PF D’vonte Grier TBT