Even though the season was, at times, very frustrating, it was also extremely enjoyable. Big had games where he couldn't do much of anything because of the chaos, but also games where he shone and really realized what the game of basketball can be like. He had a few games where he scored in the double digits and had lots of rebounds, which was awesome, but I'm even more proud of the incredible defense he played in every game. He kept his feet moving, had good arm position and hustled back on defense every time. Way to go, Big!
I love the way he looks up the court as he takes the ball down, rather than having to watch his dribble.
Every time our team missed a basket, he hustled back on defense like this:
When our team made the shot, he ran back like this:
Every time. So cute.
I love how at this age they often ended up "guarding" their own teammates by blocking off avenues to the basket.
Rophone did such a great job of coaching the kids-- they showed a huge amount of improvement by the end of the season. Big was definitely in heaven. He would get home from each game and run right outside to play even more.
I just love watching Big play. I can't wait for next season!