A hoops season of development

Published 2:48 pm Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Randolph-Henry High School’s varsity boys basketball team finished the 2018-19 season with a 5-16 overall record after losing its top three players due to graduation and its head coach due to retirement, but the Statesmen’s record was deceptive as they were notably competitive against the district’s best.
“I thought as a whole the season was progressive, maybe not in terms of wins and losses, but in terms of development,” Randolph-Henry Head Coach Joshua Haskins said. “Coming from last year’s team where we pretty much lost all of our production, with only four guys coming back from that team, I was pleasantly surprised with how the young guys came along amidst their struggles, having many bright spots and close games along the way.”
Senior guard/forward Masud Benu was the team’s lone all-district honoree, receiving honorable mention, and the Statesmen will miss him.
But Haskins is excited about what the 2019-20 season holds.
“I would just like to highlight my group of underclassmen that will be coming back next year and for the future,” he said. “I thought at times, for not having any experience playing on the varsity level, they did a good job of competing against a very tough district this year. They definitely made mistakes, but I can live with the majority of the ones that we made because they were all learning tools going forward into the future.”