Captain wants to turn season
By Konner Hancock - Staff Reporter
The Team Captain of the Highline men's basketball team, Val Wilson, fights to take the T-Birds out of their slump.
Wilson, the sophomore guard stands at six feet four inches and averages about 30 minutes per game. Wilson also averages more than eight points, four rebounds and two steals a game.
This season Wilson has had some of the best games of his college career. Back on Jan. 7, Wilson scored a career high of 17 points, where he also took three shots from the three-point line and landed all of them. His best career rebounding game came earlier on Dec. 22, where he grabbed a total of 13 rebounds.
Although Wilson doesn't lead the Western Division in any of the statistical categories he finds other ways to lead, "I bring experience to the team and I'm able to teach the freshman," he said. "As a captain my biggest responsibility is to make sure everyone stays focused on our team goals and make sure nobody slacks off,"
The team has started off their league games 2-4 leaving them toward the bottom of the Western Division of the Northwest Athletic Conference, however Wilson and the rest of the team have not lost hope, said Wilson.
"No matter how bad things are going during a game we stay together. It's easy to start pointing fingers when things are bad but we don't do that at all," he said.
The team has focused on being more consistent throughout the rest of the season "I know we'll turn things around soon. we have a group of guys who are willing to put in the work and I think right now we're just going through a slump," said Wilson.
The T-Birds have eight league games left in the season and if they start to win more consistently they have a chance at finding themselves toward the top of the Western Conference.
The team works well together, but there is a lot of things they need to work on in order to succeed together and Wilson helps keep the team focused on those things. said Head Coach Che Dawson.
"Our coaches don't give up on us. A lot of coaches, at this point, would throw in the towel and get ready for the next season. Coach Dawson and the rest of our coaches have complete confidence that this team can still go far and it motivates us to work hard so we don't disappoint them," said Wilson.
After Highline "I definitely plan on transferring and playing at a 4-year university," said Wilson.