Monday, May 19, 2014

Caleb is a Champ

Caleb had another great season of basketball. He played on the AAU team the Chargers again, the second year he's played with them. They have really improved as a team and ended up winning the regular season and also won the tournament championship. The Championship was very exciting game against their big rival, the Rockets. AAU makes a big deal out of the championship game, they play in a high school gym to accommodate for the bigger crowds. They have player introductions before tip-off and the winners get to cut down the nets.  It was a well played game by both teams. Caleb was pretty nervous before the game, although he'd deny it.  Similarly to the rest of the season, Caleb played a big role in the game with his rebounding and defense. He still made his usual shots on offense but his defense is has become the reason why his coach plays him the majority of the game. With the score close in the forth quarter, Caleb made a pivotal play by taking a charge from the Rockets' best player. It got the his teammates, coaches,  and the crowd out of their seats cheering. I thought his coach was going to have a heart-attack from his enthusiastic cheering and fist-pumping. I may have jumped back from the scorer's table for a few fist pumps myself.
  I'm very proud of Caleb. He practiced hard and continues to improve. It's been a blast sharing our love for basketball together.