Prep Hoops Team Profile: Pride Roc 16U Elite
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Based out of Southeastern Wisconsin, Pride Roc has been making their name known this summer. Haven’t heard of this program yet? You’ll want to tune in. I’ve been impressed by this squad – the depth and togetherness they compete with…
Based out of Southeastern Wisconsin, Pride Roc has been making their name known this summer. Haven’t heard of this program yet? You’ll want to tune in. I’ve been impressed by this squad – the depth and togetherness they compete with is clear. Below, the Head Coach of Price Roc 16U takes me through what makes Pride Roc a team to know on the Prep Hoops Circuit.
What are your thoughts on how your team has competed thus far in circuit season? How have you prepared?
16U Elite has been in the gym together since the start of the spring but also a number of them have been with me for multiple years 3-5 years or more so there’s a lot of chemistry on and off the court friendships that translate to success on the court. The togetherness allows them to defeat some high level opponents.
Which Prep Hoops Next event are you looking forward to most and why?
As a program we are looking forward to the Hard Work Region finals this year, I think we got several groups that can make a deep run in the tournament. Also the boys love competing in the NCAA live events, so it should be fun!
What are your team strengths and areas that could use improvements?
My 16U Elite squad can really shoot the ball from behind the 3 point Arc and they share it really well. They have athletes at every position to guard different types of lineups as well, they’re a fun group to coach. They struggle with unforced errors and turnovers at times, and shot selection is a constant talking point.
Roster & Player Breakdown
| G |
Floor general and Long range marksman, hes crafty and can create his own shot or get others involved as well
| F |
Athletic wing who can guard multiple positions, his explosive above the rim ignites his team’s energy
Delantay Boyce | F |
Hard Worker on both ends of the floor, who can score points in bunches and is the teams most consistent rebounder
Tayshaun Buchanan | G |
Electric scorer and shooter, extremely shifty and never afraid of the big moment
| G |
A Knockdown shooter who can score in variety of ways, always a threat on floor
Jr. | F |
Physical on ball defender, who can play multiple positions and can get to the basket at will to score or create for others
| F |
Perimeter shooter with a high basketball IQ, has the ability to guard 3-4 positions on the floor
Anthony Thomas | F |
Great rebounder and shot blocker, with a high motor he has tremendous potential
Dallas Ellis | F |
He’s the do everything glue guy and the team’s best defender
Going into next season we want to return all of our core pieces at all levels including the 15U Elite squad as well and keep improving on the foundation of the program which is developing a winning culture in every facet of life and basketball. Not just when it’s just game day but every practice, and every team event everyone locked in on becoming a part of the Pride Roc Family!
How does your roster stack up against last season’s roster? Any major changes?
I think the teams returned the same other than some obvious individual improvements, but the additions of Savion Johnson 6’8 gave us a true big at the 17U level, and Kymoni, Steph, and Ahmad all brought more scoring to an already deep team.
Who are your best returning players? Who are your best additions, if any?
Best Returners 16u:, , ,
Best Additions: Delantay Boyce, Tayshaun Buchanan, Keeylyn Tyler Jr.