Seniors reflect basketball careers

The boys’ varsity basketball program celebrated seven seniors during Monday night’s victory against Covenant Christian School.The seven seniors celebrated were Juan Rodriguez, Evan Lanier, Malcolm Chavez-Gray, Jett Morgan,Kenneth DeLosAngeles,David Thompson, Ayden Lew and Keegan Schuman.

Lanier  reflected back on his senior season.

” My favorite accomplishment was winning five games in a row,” he said. “It was really fun because everyone was clicking and we were playing really well together as a team.”

Rodriguez considered his legacy.

“I want to be viewed as a role model for future teams,” he said. “From the moment I arrived at West Shore, I did everything in my power to change the culture and turn us into a respectable program.I recruited players to try out, I got guys to train and I helped to show them what competing feels like. I didn’t do it alone though , however. Everyone on this team has helped to build what we are today, and I’m grateful we were all able to come together.” 

Heading into the playoffs, Rodriguez and Lanier look to end the season strong.

“I’d like to end my senior season with a bang,” Rodriguez said. “No matter what happens, whether we win a state championship or not , I want to know that I left it all out on the court, and that there was absolutely nothing I could’ve done better and I was able to help us compete.”

Lanier has his eye on the school’s record for victories in a season which stands at 16. 

“Heading into the playoffs we have the chance to break the schools record for most wins in a season,” he said. “So that is a goal, but obviously the main goal is to win district playoffs  and get to regional playoffs. If things fall in the right way, we could. But right now we’re just taking it one game at a time.” 

The boys will begin their Jr/Sr Pride Classic tournament Thursday @ Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School.

By Carl Koko