COLORS-WHITE, ROYAL BLUE, AND BLACK

CLASS-16-6A
1999-2000—CLASS 4A FINAL FOUR
6TH YEAR HEAD COACH AT SOUTH DADE
2002-2003—16-9
2003-2004—13-13
2004-2005—18-9—-REGIONAL 1/4s
2005-2006—16-9
2006-2007—18-6

2006-2007 TEAM OVER ACHIEVED. LOST 10 SENIORS OFF THE 06 TEAM AND CAME BACK AND HAD A GREAT AND SURPRISING YEAR.

2 SENIORS FROM LAST YEAR TEAM ARE IN COLLEGE, TREMAYNE RUSSELL IS FRESHMEN AT FIU AND MARWUIS RUSSELL IS A FRESHMEN AT ST BONAVENTURA JUNIOR COLLEGE IN CALIFORNIA. 3RD SENIOR(JERVAN JACKSON) IS PREPPING AT SOUTH KENT PREP.

TEAM WILL BRING BACK 3 STARTERS AND TOP PLAYERS IN 2008 CLASS IN RASHAD DANTZLER (24PPG AND 9RPG IN 07) AND 3 TOP PLAYERS IN 09 CLASS( ED STINSON, VINCENT WILLIAMS, AND TRA FLOYD) TEAM WILL BE VERY ATHLETIC AND WILL HAVE DEPTH WITH MIXUTRE OF YOUTH AND EXPERIENCE WITH ONLY 2 SENIORS ON TEAM.

TOP PLAYERS:

RASHAD DANTZLER—E. ILLINOIS#, FAU, FIU, FGCU#, TENN TECH#, LIU#

HOSTFRA, JU, ST. PETE JUCO, CHIPOLA JUCO, STATE FAIR, ODESSA JUCO, TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 

ED STINSON—GA STATE#, MARSHALL, TENN TECH#, STETSON#, ALABAMA 

FORDHAM, E. CAROLINA, UNC-ASHVILLE, FIU*** 

VINCENT WILLIAMS—PEPPERDINE, BETHUNE-COOKMAN 

JOE NEWTON— FLORIDA TECH 

JOSH BRINSON(FOOTBALL)—FIU#, S. MISS, UAB, OLE MISS, BETHUNE COOKMAN# 

TRA FLOYD(FOOTBALL)—GA TECH, MIAMI, UGA, MICHIGAN, OHIO STATE

I Am A Buccaneer Basketball Student-Athlete. I Am A Winner ….. This Is My Creed!Buccaneers and winning will become synonymous terms principally because of my efforts. Winning will not be automatic; neither will I win by simply wanting to win. 

Wanting to win is not enough. I will become a winner because I realize that any worthwhile endeavor requires personal commitment. A price must be paid, a price whose currency is hard work, dedication, and sacrifice.

I will become a winner because I have the determination in my heart to pay this price of sweat and tears, and am now proceeding with the necessary daily installments. 

I realize that regardless of my talents I have an important contribution to make to my team, and the deeper meaning of being an athlete is my own willingness to make personal sacrifices for the good of my team and teammates.

I deeply believe that regardless of whether I am the least or greatest athlete on my team, I have an important part to play in my team’s success. Every time I give my best effort on and off the court, in practice and in games, I make my team a better team. Every time I take it easy and do less than my best, I hurt my team and myself with both my attitude and my actions.

I realize that my team is no stronger than myself. Therefore, I make the following personal commitment:
I will keep my faith with my God, my teammates, and myself; and I will pay the price of heat and grime, sweat and fatigue, aches and blisters, so that my teammates may keep faith with me. I will expect to win, but I will not demand that winning be easy. I strongly believe that I will be a better man because of this personal commitment and that the world will be a better world because of me.

I will never become a loser.

I Am A Winner In The Truest Sense…..

I Am A Buccaneers Basketball Student-Athlete!

A SOUTH DADE BASKETBALL PLAYER

A South Dade basketball player is first of all grateful. He knows that only a small percentage of young men will ever have the privilege of putting on the South Dade uniform. He accepts the fact that he already is a role model, and that he is representing not only himself, but South Dade High School, his family, and his teammates. He sees his experiences as a South Dade basketball player as a mechanism for making his mark on society. He is confident, yet humble, never allowing his ego to emerge. He is proud of his strengths and keenly aware of his weaknesses; therefore, always striving to improve upon his skills.
A South Dade basketball player is always more concerned with the good of his team. He realizes that “no man is an island”. Therefore, he appreciates the contributions of each team member, past and present. He understands that because much has been given to him, much will be demanded of him. He knows that the challenges of every practice and game will better prepare him for life. While he is relentless on both ends of the court, he knows that the other team is not his real opponent; it is the full extent of his own potential that he is always competing against.
A South Dade basketball player understands that without discipline, true success cannot be achieved. He appreciates the coach’s praise and accepts his criticism, understanding that both are necessary for him to reach his fullest potential. He is courageous in the face of adversity, has unquestionable integrity, and infectious enthusiasm. He never allows excuses to stand in the way of his responsibilities. He is always focused, never involving himself with the decisions of officials or the distracting taunts of fans.
A South Dade basketball player is made and not born. Therefore, he understands that what he becomes is dependent on his personal commitment to excellence. As he is always competing to win, he understands that winning will not be the true measure of his success; it will be how much of himself he has given to the game. In the end, his personal commitment to excellence, combined with his God-given ability will make him an asset to the game and the world around him.

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