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Jayvees small, athletic

SoVaNow.com / November 29, 2012
Halifax County High School jayvee boys’ basketball has some growing pains ahead this season.

The 11-man team suffered a tough loss to Glass in its opener, but coach Nathan Lantor has an athletic squad this winter.

“We’re full of athletes. We don’t have much size, but we’ve got a lot of athletes. We’re going to try to get up and down the court. We’re going to try to extend the defense out a little bit, play a lot of man to man defense,” Lantor said.

Halifax is seeking to run a high post offense and try to get the ball into the playmakers’ hands. “All these guys can play, so we’re pretty deep at the wing position. Guards, we’ve got to take care of the ball a little better,” Lantor said.

The key players for the jayvees include guards Markee Thomas, who handles the point, and wing Rymel Windsor, who’s athletic and is a good defender and passer. Halifax also expects major contributions from Kion Tucker, who can provide some inside space-eating capability and the ability to get rebounds. Rymel Hill also provide length and a good touch around the basket. Nick Jones also provides the ability to slash through defenses, and he can really get to the rim. Deshane Davis also has shown the capacity to score for the Comets.

Lantor is excited about the season.

Justin Penick has a strong basketball IQ and will add depth. Devonta Ford is long and athletic and may be able to help defensively. Aubrey Jordon is a good shooter. Jarvis Owen is a ninth grader, and adds some speed and athleticism.



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