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Evergreen Select

A Highline High School student wrote the following article. The views expressed here do not reflect the views of Highline Public Schools or Highline High School. 

Evergreen Select
LJ Faletogo

Winter sports here at Highline are coming to an end, which means that spring sports are nearing a start. Basketball is at the end of their season and with that comes off-season workouts. This year over in White Center there is a basketball team starting up called, Evergreen Select.

Evergreen Select is a basketball team that allows people to work on their skills during the off-season. The coach’s name is Justin Cox, he is the head coach for the Evergreen Wolverine junior varsity [JV] team. The team starts off with open courts for the first week of practice. This activity allows the players to build team chemistry and see what works and what doesn’t. After the first week, the team gets split up into 4 different teams. Team 1, Team 2, Team 3, and Team 4. The teams play in a tournament to figure out which players get put into Varsity and JV. 

This year, Evergreen Select’s schedule will consist of other select teams who are to be determined. They play about 13 games in a full season and continue through the spring. The end of Evergreen Select’s season is in early June. The reason being is because of summer basketball. Some of the players that play for the team say that it’s very beneficial to practicing their basketball skills.

I interviewed Marcus Tupua, a player that participates in Evergreen Select’s basketball team. He says that Evergreen Select improves his basketball skills because, “ It helps to better our team chemistry and on top of that it helps me to keep composure. Showing sportsmanship. And also it helps to just stay in shape”. When I spoke with Marcus, I could just hear the excitement and drive he had for the game. He also said, “I feel like this year we have so much potential, whether or not we can execute is up to us. Overall, it’s up to us to make this season go as we see fit”.  

If you are interested in playing basketball for Evergreen Select, you can get more information by going to the Southwest Boys and Girls Club located in White Center.