While East is consistently weak on the football field every year, the Wildcats’ basketball team has become a dominant force on the court. With a core group of seasoned veterans led by star point guard Carter “C-Mufasa” Collins, the team has had back to back winning records for the first time in five years. Collins, a 6’2”, hot handed lefty and recent Davidson commit, averaged 22.3 points per game last year, leading the district in scoring. Collins attributes much of his success to team chemistry.
“I’ve grown up with a lot of the guys on the team,” said Collins. “We built very strong relationships. The chemistry off the court definitely translates on the court.”
Collins believes that East is poised for a good year, and that that success will continue in the future, after he and the other seniors on the team graduate.
“We have a good group of younger guys and they all have a strong work ethic. And a lot of them returning next year will have varsity experience,” said Collins. “We can’t control the past or the future, but it we focus on winning one game at a time everything should pan out to a great season.”
Junior Nick DeCapite also believes that East will be a dominant team for the rest of the season and the coming years.
“My prediction is that we win the conference and go from there,” said DeCapite. “I think we’ll be pretty good next year, we will have different pieces, but we should be alright.”
The East men’s basketball team looks dangerous as of right now, and with a starting rotation of seniors accompanied by a group of talented younger players, the Wildcats will be hard to stop this winter.