Video: New Hope’s Stevenson Looks To Lead Trojan Hoops To New Heights
NEW HOPE, Miss. (WCBI) – Stevenson continues to dominant opposing teams.
Tyler Stevenson has been a dominant force on the court, and the shooting guard has enjoyed every minute of wearing the black and gold for the New Hope Trojans.
“The journey has been pretty good,” said student athlete Tyler Stevenson. “Been a good experience playing along side my teammates, and the fans, the coaches, all of them supporting us. It’s been really fun.”
The senior has come a long way since his ninth grade year on the court especially handling the ball during the games.
“My ball handling tremendously,” Stevenson said. “Because back in 9th and 10 grade, I couldn’t handle the ball to good because I was a one dimensional player, but I’ve worked hard and just try to get better at it.”
Head coach Drew Mcbrayer has coached Tyler all four years at New Hope. Coach Mcbrayer and the team knows how well they’ve seen him improve as a leader on and off the court.
“He’s been a special kid,” said Mcbrayer. “Because he’s always tried to do what we’ve wanted him to do around here. He acts right. He does what he’s suppose to do in the classroom. He takes care of his business, and then when it’s time to get out on the floor, he’s ready to go.”
“He’s a good player,” said teammate Malik Henry. “He’s got a good IQ. Tyler brings a lot to the game with him. I love playing with him.”
“Tyler is a great athlete,” adds another teammate Anthony Roland. “He’s a good teammate, and when your down own yourself, he always finds a way to pick you up and make you smile. He just gives you and extra boost that you need to get when you need to get.”
Following high school, Stevenson wants the New Hope community to look up and remember the good times he spent at the school.
“Just a person that works and shows people that hard work it pays off,” Stevenson said. “That if you just work hard you can do pretty much anything you want to do.”
Stevenson and the Trojans will return to action on the road Friday night at Fayette County.