Girls, it's been an amazing year and a lot of fun. The year didn't end the way we wanted it to, but with so many injuries and players out, we remained strong throughout. What we have is special and we proved it every time we stepped on the court. We didn't lose any games, we learned about ourselves. We have the most talented team in this country. but we can't settle for that, because talent ain't enough. With all the success comes a ton of dislike and you all felt that a long the way.
Our weakness was our durability and strength at the end of tournaments. We swept through pools and we've won a lot Chips, but came up short in a few big ones because we couldn't endure. But just think, we've never lost with a full roster, and even without we've won so many times, but this last test was our greatest. Without half of our team, we stepped up and competed and didn't miss a beat. It says a lot about the character of our team and who we are.
I am so blessed to be able to lead such a special group of young ladies. You all are beautiful, wonderful, intelligent, intriguing and flat out funny! I am honored to have gained your trust and friendship. It makes my job a lot easier. I cherish the relationships
I am already ahead of the game and planning for next spring since you all will be attending high school this fall. We will still get together on Sundays (some coaches won't like it), but in this game of basketball, confidence is everything, and some of these coaches and teammates will try and break yours down. But
#F✊🏾MILY is here to a recharge it. We will continue to recharge each other and support each other.
Colleges know about you guys and are excited for these high school years to see you grow physically, mentally as players and young adults. Represent your families names and have faith in God that everything will work out according to his plans. We're not chasing D1, we're chasing greatness and recruiters will be following us! Just think that we're going to be better next season than we were this season... That's scary!!!!!!
Remember also that we are blessed. We have a group of parents who are leaders and great role models who are down and willing to do what it takes for us to succeed. That can't go unnoticed and each of you need to thank your parents for this run that will only get better. #OurparentsRock!!!
But i will end it with this, thanks again for trusting me, believing in me and giving me the greatest coaching experience ever!! This one has me hungry and ready to better myself and even separate myself from the field. Remember that #WeBall #TrustTheProcess and #F✊🏾MILY are not just hashtags, but its our lifestyle, and i love you guys from the bottom of my heart!!! Go and kill High School and i will support the best that I can.
"For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack!"
Coach Lonnie Prime L Train Bald-Head Harrell
Today I became a part of a brotherhood! I am a honorary member of the #MadeMan organization. 100 male philanthropist, were honored tonight and being a part of this group was an amazing experience. So many successful black men whom I've never met before (I knew a few), to be in this room was an eye opener on the possibilities to build and strengthen my network. Being a kid from Southeast D.C, I wasn't supposed to be in that room with the cards I was dealt. But by God's grace and a little faith, I was two feet down and being honored. There are some things that God can do that men can't!
The start of it all. The development and the troubles that lit the light bulb and started the faith and character building.
One reason I was successful at playing basketball was because I made the game my own. I played it how I wanted to play it. Once I learned the fundamentals, I was able to manipulate the game. I gained IQ and learned how to manipulate opponents. I learned to be deceptive, I learned to make defenders puppets.
"...I've never played a game that I didn't get double teamed on any level!"