HAWKS FINISH SECOND IN THE ANNUAL MARDI GRAS CLASSIC YBOA TOURNAMENT.
FIRST ROUND RESULTS:
SLIDELL HAWKS 63
SLIDELL HAWKS 67
CAPITAL CITY 64
SLIDELL HAWKS 67
CC KNIGHTS 62 2 OT
LT ROCKETS 103
SLIDELL HAWKS 84
The Slidell Hawks captured the 2008 Disney Easter Classic DII Championship on sunday as they defeated the Florida Union Team before a very large Florida crowd.
Pictured - front row left: Head Coach Stan Hewitt, Nick Prange, Andrew Winston, Jervious Epherson, Chris Crawford, Brad Hewitt, Doug Soule', Back Row left: Micheal Lewis, Josh Hart, Joe Gayles, Alex Hill, Nick Abram, and Armand Williams.
The Slidell Hawks had a clinic with Ganon Baker, one of the top Nike skills trainers in the world. It was a unique experience to work out with Ganon as he has trained many of the top players inthe world. Pictured - Left to right: Nick Prange, Nick Abram, Andrew Winston, Micheal Lewis, Ganon Baker, Alex Hill, and Brad Hewitt.
THE HAWKS ALWAYS ENJOY SERVING AS VOLUNTEER COACHES IN THE ANNUAL CHRIS DUHON BASKETBALL CAMP IN SLIDELL. PICTURED ABOVE IS BRAD HEWITT, CHRIS DUHON AND ANDREW WINSTON.
NBA AND FORMER MEMPHIS STAR DEREK ROSE AND THE SLIDELL HAWKS
NBA STAR CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON VISITS AND TALKS WITH THE SLIDELL HAWKS.
Slidell Hawks - The Final Season
The Slidell Hawks had Tryouts for the 2009 17u AAU Basketball Team on February 28th. There were some difficult decisons as this was an excellent tryout with some very skilled players. View our Roster Page to see the 2009 Slidell Hawks Roster.
2009 Disney Easter Classic
The Slidell Hawks participated in the annual Disney Easter Classic, and lost in the semi-finals to the eventual champion showtime ballers form florida. Pictured above, fornt row left to right: Head Coach Stan Hewitt, Brad Hewitt, Josh Hart, Chris Crawford, Joe Gayles, Andrew Winston, Nick Prange. Back row, left to right: Alex Hill, Armand Williams, Nick Abrams, and Evan Fiore.
By making the Final Four, the Hawks received an automatic invitation to participate in the 2009 AAU National Championships this year to be held in Orlando, Florida. This marks the third season in a row that the Hawks have received an invitation to Nationals - a feat not accomplished by many AAU teams! Congratulations !
2009 Mardi Gras Classic
The Slidell Hawks finished in second place in the annual Mardi Gras Gator Classic basketball tournament. The Hawks lost the championship game to the LT Rockets who finished #2 in the nation in the 2007 nationals.
Pictured above, from left to right: Head Coach Stan Hewitt, Nick Prange, Josh Hart, Joe Gayles, Armand Williams, Chris Crawford, Alex Hill, Andrew Winston, Nick Abrams, and Brad Hewitt.
The Hawks continue to improve each week with a exciting new uptempo style of play. Check back next week for more highlights.
Hawks Play in National Championships
The Hawks finished in the Sweet Sixteen of the Classic Bracket at the National Championship Tournament in Orlando Florida. This marks the thrid year in a row that the Hawks have qualified for the National Tournament. The Hawks feature an uptempo style, and utilize the Dribble Drive Motion Offense as their base.