It’s been a while since my last entry, and a lot has happened. Although we fought hard in the ESPN/Rise Tournament, we didn’t come out on top. That loss (double OT) wounded us deeply, but in the end we all felt we needed a break (our season started in October). We ended the season 29-4, still ranked #4 in USA Today, after playing the toughest high school schedule in America.
Academic Award – Keith Hornsby
Coach’s Award – Daniel Gomis
Highest FG Average (58%) – AJ Hammons
Highest FT Avg (89.5%) – Jordan Adams
Assist Award (10.3 pg Avg) – Quinn Cook
3-Pt FG Award (50.4%) – Keith Hornsby
Highest Rebound Avg (6.8 pg) – Jordan Adams
Most Valuable Player – Quinn Cook
Throughout the 2010-2011 season, oakhillhoops.com features personal stories from our players.
It’s been a while since my last entry. A lot of things have happened. After celebrating an exciting championship at the Iolani Classic in Hawaii, everyone returned home for their lengthy Christmas Break. As I thought, everyone was in the gym maintaining their shape and working on their game. Despite injuring my ankle during the semi-finals in Hawaii, I continued to work hard like everyone while I recovered.
Throughout the season, oakhillhoops.com features personal stories from our players.
The season has taken off, and needless to say, we are maintaining flight. We are 6-0, and by the way we have been playing, I can’t see anyone contending with us. Through tough practices and tough lessons on the court, we have not only become a better team, but we have also grown even closer, becoming a family. Every player on the team has maintained their strong work ethic, and it is great to see everyone improving their game…
Four Oak Hill seniors have signed National Letters of Intent this week. Congratulations, guys!
Quinn Cook – Duke
Daniel Gomis – Oregon State
Keith Hornsby – UNC-Asheville
Sidiki Johnson – Arizona
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Check out pics from the Warriors first win of the season! Oak Hill defeated Princeton Day Academy (MD) October 29th – final score 105-58.
Next up, Summit Christian Academy (MI) this Friday, November 5th in Turner Gymnasium. 7:00 tip-off.
I must say I’m excited to be back at the Hill this year. I have much anticipation for the upcoming seaon, and I have already set some solid team goals to reach.
I’ve loved meeting all my new teammates. Being the only returning player from last year’s team, I must admit I was a little nervous about meeting a whole new group of guys, but I couldn’t be more at ease with them. They are all really good people who seem eager to work hard and get that national championship ring.
Check in with the Warriors as they’re finishing up the 2009-10 school year.
by Norm Wood, Inside Recruiting
January 24, 2010 — For a guy who thought he’d only be spending about five to eight minutes per game on the floor while wearing the uniform of the nation’s most elite prep boys basketball team, this season has been an eye-opening experience for Keith Hornsby.
As it turns out, he has evolved into much more than just a garbage-time player for Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, a town in southwest Virginia. He’s a legitimate sixth man as a junior. Though he’s still waiting for the bigwigs from programs in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big East and Southeastern Conference to take notice, he knows he’s at least on the radar map — by osmosis, if nothing else.
“There are such great players on this team, so I just naturally get so much better, and my confidence rises, too,” said Hornsby, who is a former Hampton Roads Academy student and the son of Grammy Award-winning musician and Williamsburg native Bruce Hornsby. “My shots, my driving (to the basket), my ballhandling have all gotten better, but especially my defense. With having to guard these guys, that’s the main thing that’s improved.”