Archive: 2017-18 News
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9/12 – Fall Leagues
The season is here… It’s time for fall leagues which prep basketball teams for the regular season. This year Hamilton will be joining two fall leagues, one in the city and the other out in Brookfield. The first one begins on 9/12 at Holy Redeemer and the other on 9/30 at Brookfield Central which is the same league the team participated in last season. The Wildcats plan to use these leagues to prep for the regular season which begins on November 12th and the first varsity game on November 24th. Fall league schedules will be coming out soon.
12/4 – Hamilton Basketball Visit Marquette Game
The Hamilton basketball team attended the Marquette Gold Eagles basketball game this evening at the brand new Fiserv Forum. The Golden Eagles defeated UTEP 76-69. Thank you to the Marquette Men’s Basketball program for the hospitality.
12/06 – Hamilton Athletics Retire Kevon Looney’s #5
Kevon Looney returned to Hamilton High School today to have his #5 jersey retired. In the process, he brought along some of his teammates from the back-to-back World Champion Golden State Warriors.
Looney played for the Wildcats from 2011-14 and won two conference championships in the process. He was honored as a McDonald’s All-American as a senior in 2014, one of the top honors for a high school athlete. Looney went on to play at UCLA for one year and then was drafted in the 2015 NBA Draft to the Golden State Warriors. In his three years as a professional in the NBA, Looney has won 2 championships with the Warriors and they are the favorites to win again this year.
“I never dreamt of having a World Championship coming back to my high school — or a jersey retirement. I’ll always remember it for the rest of my life.” – Kevon Looney
“While at UCLA he was the perfect teammate. He cares deeply about his teammates and team. He always put in the extra work to improve and make his team better. I was blessed to have the opportunity to coach Kevon, a terrific young man in every regard” – Steve Alford, Head Coach, UCLA
“We love Looney. He is the ultimate teammate and we wanted to support him on this big day.” – Steve Kerr, Head Coach, Golden State Warriors
On behalf of the Boys’ Basketball program at Hamilton High School, we would like to congratulate Kevon on his success in the NBA and we are honored to retire his #5. It was a great day to be a Wildcat.
Read more articles and watch videos from across the country on the special event in honor of Kevon:
12/10 – Team Gear
There is still time to order team gear. CLICK HERE to view the form. There is gear already in stock, but it is very limited in sizes. Gear will be sold on a first come first served basis. See Coach Bell with any questions.
12/17 – Hamilton’s Student Athlete of the Month goes to a Basketball Player
Jashawn Forester was honored as one of the student athletes of the month for December. He is a sophomore who started the season on junior varsity. Coaches moved him up to varsity after 3 games and in his first game on the varsity level, he grabbed 7 rebounds, got 2 steals, made 2 assists, had 0 turnovers, and scored 6 points including a high flying dunk! Jashawn is an example of how hard work pays off. He is always a warrior on the court who leads by example and he does the same classroom as a scholar. He always has some of the top grades within the athletic department as a three sport athlete (cross country, basketball, & track) as well as some of the top grades in Hamilton as a whole. Jashawn is an example of how to do things the “Wildcat Way.”
12/22 – Niki Doedens Holiday Tournament
The Wildcats participated in a holiday tournament at Cedarburg High School on December 21st and 22nd. This tournament is a little unique where they didn’t select an all-tournament team or MVP. Instead they selected a player from each team who represents what Niki was all about during her time alive. Niki Doedens passed away in a car accident about 15 years ago on her way home from a basketball team dinner. She was an excellent athlete, but more importantly, a great person. She was genuine, kind, and always put other people first. She volunteered nearly all of her free time to a variety of organizations, was the student council president, and a member National Honor Society. It’s really important to her family that her legacy lives on for those reasons in hopes that it can impact young people to truly be great people.
Eljay Jones was chosen from Hamilton for his academic success, leadership qualities, and character as a young man. Eljay encompasses what it means to be a Wildcat and the coaching staff will use Eljay as an example of what they look for within the Wildcat program for years to come. Congratulations to Eljay and his family and thank you for positively representing Hamilton Basketball. The Wildcat program would like to also thank the Doedens family for hosting an outstanding tournament for a good cause.
Please read this article to learn more about Niki: JS Online Article
1/07 – MPS City Review
The Wildcats have been invited back to participate in MPS’s City Review in 2019. This year, they will be facing King at the UWM Panther Arena on Thursday, January 31st. Tickets are $8 in advance if bought at Hamilton through the Athletic Director and $10 at the door on game day.
**This game will be rescheduled due to weather. Updates will be coming soon**
2/09 – Oliver Named Student Athlete of the Week
2/15 – Marquis Barry Scores 1000th Point
Senior guard Marquis Barry scored his 1000th point tonight against Vincent High School. Marquis, a 4 year varsity player and 2 year all conference selection, scored his 1000th point while also scoring a game high 24 points, knocking down 4 threes, and earning the victory, 75-68 against the Vikings. Congratulations to Marquis and his family.
2/18 – Wildcats Are Streaking!
After a slow start to the season, the Wildcats are heating up! They have won 6 of their last 7 games with victories over North, South, Tech. Marshall, Vincent, and latest against King tonight in the City Review at the Panther Arena. The only lost in the past 30 days was a 1 point defeat to MAS on February 9th. Outside of that heart breaker, the Wildcats have won these past 6 games by an average of 24 points! They look to stay hot against the Top Ranked Washington Purgolders at Washington on 2/19.
Watch the full City Review game here:
2/21 – Senior Night
Tonight, the Wildcats recognized the seniors that will be graduating this year. There were 7 class of 2019 student athletes: #21 Marquis Barry, #5 Jakarey Burrage, #11 Cornell Oliver, #40 Lamar Cagle, #1 Eljay Jones, #23 Tory Edmond, & #24 Cornelius Butler. The coaching staff wants to the thank the seniors and their families for all they have done over the years.
2/23 – All-Conference
Congratulations to #21 Marquis Barry and #5 Jakarey Burrage on their City All-Conference selections. Jakarey earned 2nd Team All Conference which is the first of his career while Marquis was voted to the 1st Team which is the third of his career. He earned Honorable Mention his sophomore year in 2016-17 and 2nd Team his junior year in 2017-18.
2/23 – Phil Geil Award
Congratulations to Marquis Barry for earning the Phil Geil Award as voted by the City Conference coaches. This award is given to a senior within the conference who has held a 2.5 gpa or higher for all 7 semesters of high school and who displays high character and good leadership abilities.
3/20 – Awards Banquet
Thank you to all who attended the awards banquet for the 2018-19 season. Over 30 awards were given out. Here is a summary of those awards:
Most Valuable Player – Marquis Barry
Most Improved Player – Antoine Taylor
Wildcat Hustle Award – Josiah Gillie
6th Man of the Year Award: Cornell Oliver
Defensive Player of the Year: Cornell Oliver
Sportsmanship Award – Cornelius Butler
Team Captains – Marquis Barry & Josiah Gillie
All Conference – Marquis Barry (1st) & Jakarey Burrage (2nd)
Top Scorer – Marquis Barry
Most Assists – Marquis Barry (49)
Top Rebounder – Antoine Taylor (156)
Most Blocks: Antoine Taylor (27)
Most Steals: Marquis Barry (62)
Top Teammate – Eljay Jones & Lamar Cagle
Top JV Player – Shakurreon Northern & Jashawn Forester
JV Hustle/Wildcat Award – Treaven Jordan & Desmond Mitchell
Freshmen Hustle Award – Khamoni Wood & Davion Brown
Top Freshman Player– Daeshon Benson & Davion Sanders
Academic Awards (Top GPA)
- Freshmen: Daeshon Benson (3.5)
- JV: Noah Huff (3.8)
- Varsity: Josiah Gillie (3.6)
Bulldozer Award – Jakarey Burrage
Humor Award – Lamar Cagle
Top Hacker/Hack’n-A-Fool Award – Cornelius Butler
Never Shut Up Award – Josiah Gillie
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