By: Jada Simon, Connor George, Da’Quan Martin
The Wesley College men’s basketball team is having the season of its dreams.
The team improved its record significantly from last year, when the team was 13-14 overall and 6-6 in their conference.
To date, they are 15-8 overall, and 9-1 in their conference.
Head coach Dean Burrows said he was happy with the team’s success.
“Thus far, we are in position to accomplish our goals,” he said. “There is still a lot of time left in the year and in the season. We are fighting to get into post-season conference play and get further into playoffs.”
The Wolverines hope to win three more conference games through the end of February. Winning 76-73 over Gwynedd Mercy on Jan. 29 put the team in first place in the conference. They then went on to win the next three conference games that followed, keeping them at the top.
Senior guard Brian Cameron said he’d like to win player of the year again, but said he was more focused on winning it all.
Cameron was player of the year during the 2018 season, scoring 26.6 points per game, fourth best in the country, and scored 718 points for the season. He also earned Atlantic East
Player of the Week award five times, D3hoops.com Team of the Week four times, and ECAC Division III Player of the Month for December and February.
“The biggest goal was to obviously get a ring,” he said. “We didn’t get one yet in my four years of being here so that is the biggest thing.”
Senior Terrance Braxton said his goal is to keep winning.
“As a player, it always feels good to win,” he said. “Just to improve from last season because there is a lot we wanted to improve on.”
Braxton said the team was limited last year with fewer players. The team needed players who could come into the game and give the starters a chance to rest
Because they didn’t have the players last year, the starters “would have to play 40 minutes. We only played seven guys last season,” he said. “Now, we can use more and have them come into the game.”
The Wolverines are in top shape for playoffs. They remain in first seat in the ECAC conference, with two games left to play. They look to win their last game of the season against Gwynedd Mercy.
If the Wolverines win this game they will be first in the conference. The Wolverines hope to keep their success going through post season playoffs and buy their ticket into the NCAA Division III tournament.