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Director: Kevin Mcintosh
Atkins' experience may translate to deep
run in tournament
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
Having players that are familiar with
the system always bodes well for a coach.
The Atkins Camels have 10 returning play
ers sprinkled with a few incoming fresh
man. Head Coach Bronal Gary says that
"expectations are higher" for his team this
Unfortunately for the Camels that expe
rience has not translated into wins on the
court. The Camels are 0-4 on the season
and still searching for their first win of the
year. Last season Atkins accumulated
seven wins and are looking to go well
beyond that mark this season.
"I'm expecting a little bit more than last
year. To be honest I believe we are going
over .500 this year," said Gary.
Gary says that combo guard Thomas
Hudson will be one of the players he needs
to do well in order for his team to be suc
cessful. Hudson is a returning starter from
last season and will provide much needed
leadership for the Camels. Gary said he
does not want to put too much pressure on
his incoming freshmen but thinks they can
"contribute in a major way."
"They bring a good dynamic to the
team. Its been a while since Atkins has had
this many incoming freshmen in the student
body in general and so along with that
came some good talent. I'm expecting
some good things from them as well," Gary
said of his freshmen players.
Outside of achieving an above .500
record Gary says that he wants all of his
players to buy into the system and play
hard every game. He says if they do this as
a team then he will deem this season a suc
cess win or lose.