The Battle Ground Ascendancy
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How is a program coming off 22 wins significantly better than a year ago?
Battle Ground Academy is wildly different than they were two short years ago.is back from Missouri. is now on the roster. The young guys are capable of playing now. Head Coach Trey Meyer will lead a team with uncommon Div II talent. Depth. Athleticism.
Advancing the State Tournament is a realistic goal for Coach Meyer and the talented Wildcats.
Coach Meyer was hired May 2021 to replace Jared Street, now at Page High.
The number prior is the jersey number each player wore during June at the BCAT Team Camp in Memphis.
Battle Ground Academy Roster (starters*)
11 Jacob Hinely
22 Beck Wampler
10 Conrad Jones
20 Oliver Sellers
14 Jackson Hammontree
12 Jack Duperrieu *
24 Lawson Gillispie
32 Dixon Adams
is the show horse. Kavien plays like the older brother, absurdly stronger and bigger, that your friend misguidedly brought to your birthday party. It was more fun, see also easy, to win before he arrived. Kavien will put up 18p, 10r, 2b at his level. Signed to Tennessee State University. Kavien is a lot more athletic than his football-type frame suggests. He can get off of the ground and not just win with “bully ball” and his outside shot is allegedly improved.
Battle Ground is very, very strong with ball-handling and lead guard play in general. The team was passable at point guard withand operating with the basketball, but then they added a future D1 point guard in and they became an unmitigated problem.
impressed during April-July with Shockers AAU out of Brentwood/Franklin. He was a darting ball of energy. Constant movement. Jake is a guy with wonderful lower body balance. He is built like he will max out at 5’10” or so. Thankfully, he keeps those feet moving and irritates defenders with his energy and effort. Harney reminds a little of Reese Glover. Reese was a better outside shooter at the end of his high school career. His knack for keeping opponents unsteady and confused was unique. Jake has some of that to his game. Great worker. Unselfish.
is a joy to watch. Fast, quick. Clever. Athletic. Gets to the free throw line constantly. Bounce is impressive. He can be as good as he wants. Hayes drew some Division One basketball interest already, prior to his junior season. Arnett will dominate many nights at the small private school level.
looks ready to play a lot. He defends the perimeter with quick lateral movement.