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I Jalyn Emory
3 Esosa Igbinigie
4 Omarion Bitting
10 Nathaniel Graddy
II Deonse Davis
12 Corique Smith
14 Jujuan Rhodes
15 Michael Griffin
20 Xavier Henr
22 Chase Rorie
23 Lee Kpogb
24 Sebastian Perez
Focus and dedication are key for
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"They are willing to work hard and
they are willing to listen. They try and
come out and do the things we do in prac
tice. It's resulted in two wins so far but we
know we have to continue to get better,"
said head coach Cory Baker of his teams
performance in their opening two games.
The Mustangs have started this season
off on a good note with wins against
Dudley and Salem Baptist. Baker stated
that they have a week off until their next
game and during that time he wanted to
work on fundamentals. He says he wants
his guys to come in focused everyday
ready to compete with one another to pre
pare them for the Lash-Chronicle tourna
ment this weekend.
"On my JV team I was 23-0 when I
played at Reynolds. I don't expect for my
team to accomplish that but with my core
of sophomores I'm sure we will be well
above .500." said Baker of his expectations
for the season.
Coach Baker said with the group of ath
letes he has at his disposal it fits right into
his offensive philosophy of pushing the
"We want to get the rebound and push
it. We want to score in five or six seconds,"
Baker continued. "We are trying to push
the ball every chance that we get and if we
have to slow it down for some reason I
believe we have the tools to make that
work as well."
Tnis is Baker's first season as the head
coach of the Mustangs and he says he just
wants his team to have a winning record at
the end of the season. He says he doesn't
want to overwhelm his team to early but
knows he has some returning leaders to
lean on when the going gets tough.
Sophomore guard Nathaniel Graddy
will be one of Bakers' go to guys. Baker
says with his silky smooth game he will be
a tough player to defend. Point guard
Esosa Igbinigie is a smart and heady guard
that can stretch the defense by shooting the
three ball on a consistent basis. Baker also
said he just received two players from the
varsity football team that will add some
tenacity and toughness to his team.
Baker says he was with North Forsyth
for the previous 5 years and looks to make
an imprint at Parkland.