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WPHS Basketball Program Holds Summer Camp

The Wolverines basketball program is run by head coach David Houston III.

Submitted by David Houston III, WPHS head boys basketball coach

 The West Potomac Boys Basketball program held its annual summer camp to help kids with fundamentals, love for the game and week-long fun. The Wolverines basketball program, run by head coach David Houston III (in his eighth year) held a co-ed basketball camp (July 2 and 3) to allow girls and boys in the community to learn basketball skills as well as fellowship and have fun.

The boys program, sponsored by the Wolverine Athletic Booster Club, hosted two week-long boys camps July 13 to 17 and July 23 to 27.  Both camps exceeded previous enrollments of any camp run at West Potomac throughout the school’s history. The July 13 camp had 140 campers, and the July 23 camp had an unbelievable 165 campers enrolled for the week.

The camp is run by David Houston III and also run by assistant varsity coach Tyrone Strother, JV coach Kevin McMahon and freshman coach Bryan Lawrence. The camp is also coached by current and former basketball players in the West Potomac program. The ages of the campers were 6 to 16 years of age, and all of the current counselors were at one point campers in the same camp.

Throughout the summer, the Route 1 summer league was also being run at West Potomac High School in the evenings. The summer league hosts junior varsity and varsity leagues. The varsity league consisted of:

  • West Potomac
  • Hayfield
  • Edison
  • South County
  • Mount Vernon
  • Oakton
  • West Springfield
  • Yorktown

The JV league had:

  • West Potomac (rising 9th)
  • West Potomac (rising 10th)
  • Hayfield
  • Edison
  • Mount Vernon
  • South County

The Wolverines finished first and second place, respectively, in the varsity and JV leagues. The Wolverines found both of their teams in the finals on Thursday. The JV championship saw the Wolverines vs the Mount Vernon majors. In an overtime thriller, the West Potomac squad pulled out their first JV summer league championship.

The varsity game pitted the Eagles from Edison against the West Potomac Wolverines. The Wolverines pulled out a double-digit victory to capture their second straight championship and their third summer league title in the summer league’s 7-year history.

West Potomac also went to the Paul Webb all-star basketball team camp at Randolph-Macon College. The overnight camp hosts teams from around the state and is the oldest team camp in the state. The Wolverines finished the camp with an 8-2 record, and senior Brandon Pressley captured the team camp 3-point championship for his second year in a row.

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