Van Nuys Wolves: New kids on the block


The Van Nuys Wolves basketball team is set to make a serious run in Division III basketball this year.  Having played earlier this season in the Trevor Ariza Tip Off Classic hosted by Westchester High –  and holding their own against veteran teams such as Dorsey High and St Bernard –  look for the Wolves to be a serious contender come post season play.  The team currently sits at 6-2, taking care of business yesterday (Dec 12, 2016) against Reseda High by a score of 66-40.  Their next opponent is Thursday, December 15th at home against Robert F. Kennedy at 4pm.

Sr. Kevin Hurlic III is a nice looking prospect for Van Nuys High.  The lefty has a sweet stroke from long range and a high basketball IQ.  Image by PopScout.

We love the focus and execution from the team and their coaching staff – showing the ability to maximize players’ potential. It’s still early on in the season as teams are still developing their chemistry and getting serious about their game as a whole, but Head Coach Evan Porter is doing a wonderful job, not only with X’s and O’s, but also with holding kids accountable for their actions and teaching them life lessons that go far beyond the game of basketball.

Look for Jr Guard Tyree Winborn – who loves to pull the bow and arrow –  to make some noise for the Wolves.  Image by PopScout.

As we all know, there will be life after basketball.  Just how much you prepare yourself outside the court while tackling the challenges of the game of basketball, will go along way in how successful your are in life.  Sometimes players don’t understand life lessons at this point in time but as they grow older, they appreciate those who truly cared for them.  Keep doing what you do Coach.

Take a look at some highlights of the game against Reseda High, December 12, 2016. We spotlight Jr. Guard Tyree Winborn who has some good skill-sets at the PG position. The kid can shoot the rock from long range as well as finishes on the break and in traffic.  Van Nuys will be hosting tournament games (JFK No Frills Tourney) January 2-5 2017, in their own backyard.  Make it your New Years resolution to come out and enjoy some basketball.  It’s not always about the top notch clubs but also those who show a passion for the game at all levels of play.

Become great at what you do.

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