Basketball set to return to action

The Marlin’s men’s basketball team is back on the court practicing this past week. 

Head Coach David Macedo revealed “Practice is a little different and we are in Phase 1 which puts us in 2 groups of 10 or less for 60 minutes each.  We are wearing masks and socially distancing but getting a lot done.  We should be able to progress to Phase 2 soon.” “This season will certainly be different but our guys have a great outlook,” Macedo said. 

“Practice has been going well.  Lots of energy and effort for sure and guys are excited to be back in the gym.  Doing a ton of teaching and focusing on all the details.  Things are certainly taking shape and just finished our first full week.  It’s a really good group and we are just enjoying them.  They will have a chance to do some special things!” 

When talking about his team this year, Macedo said, “We have a veteran group with six seniors leading the way.  We are not full strength just yet as one of our seniors, Lamont Steward,  will be joining us in December.  There has been good leadership.   We should be able to play our VWU brand.  Really like the talent and athleticism and the new guys are picking things up and fitting in well.  Should be a really competitive fall”. 

With their season quickly approaching, the team is fortunate to have a game scheduled with Old Dominion University on Dec. 22 at the Ted before the Marlins’ season actually starts. Macedo said, “We should be the only Division III team in the country that has a game before January.” 

The Marlins ODAC conference schedule just came out as well and looks like they will have 12 league games starting on Jan. 23, as well as an ODAC tournament and a modified NCAA championship.

By Cody Schneider