Wednesday, June 29, 2016
5 Team Rampage Players Moving On To College
For the Team Rampage varsity basketball club, the spring and summer of 2016 has been a season to remember. They have won three tournaments, went 4-1 in two separate tournaments, and have surged to a 22-5 record. Juniors Trey Pugh and Gamon Howard, have been great during this run, but it's the seniors that have been able to provide leadership, and excellent play to lead to the team's success.
This year's group features five seniors that will be playing college basketball this fall. Jesse Bethel's Malcolm Bracy, and St. Mary's of Berkeley's Johnathon Rice, will be both be attending Diablo Valley College. Jesse Bethel's Dakarria Peterson will be attending Solano Community College, while another Jesse Bethel Alum Deangelo Gomez, will be attending Napa Valley College. Rounding up the Team Rampage senior group is Riverbank's Nik Keydeniers, who will be playing point guard for Las Positas College in Livermore.
Of the five seniors, Keydeniers and Rice will be the only two that will be active this fall for their teams, as Bracy, Peterson, and Gomez, will all be grey shirting and red shirting. Team Rampage Director Antonio Hodges stated that, "These young men have worked hard all spring and summer, Coach Brandon Bracy has pushed these guys to become better student athletes as they prepare for college." Hodges also gives Coach Bracy credit for the way he pushes his team in practice, which helps them get ready for college.
With Keydeniers and Rice looking to start for their programs, Coach Bracy could be losing these two players. However, for a program in only its second year in existence, he is proud to see his players moving on to the next level.