Coach Brooks Sees Early Success
By Randall Bell
Right before the Bowie State University men's basketball team entered the holiday weekend sitting at 3-1, The Spectrum got a chance to sit down with first year head coach Darrell Brooks to briefly discuss the team and its early success.
Getting ready to face two conference opponents, Livingstone College and Johnson C Smith both 2-4, Brooks emphasized that, "we look forward to each and every game on our schedule." With this being his first year with the team as well to this league, every game has its own importance.
Since taking the reins of the team, Brooks has had to instill a new needed discipline, both on and off the court. Even though the team has shown strength in their defense and forcing turnovers, Brooks and his staff believes that there is much room for improvement, both individually and collectively. Even though the Bulldogs outrebounded their opponents in three out of four competitions there is still need for improvement, especially when coach named them as a "fast break team" and rebounding and forcing turnovers help in transition offense. Other strengths that Brooks added is how well the team get the ball down low and score points in the paint, which will also help balance their offense attack.
The season is still very young and even though things are looking well in the win column, "showing growth and getting better each day and game" is the key. Brooks stated that their game is "still developing and evolving," there is surely a need of overall work.
The staff is very happy how the team has responded to their responsibilities and their will to put in the necessary work. As long as they focus on what they need to do to get better and continue to do what they do best the Bulldogs' defense will aid them in their success throughout the season.