Posted On: 12/2/19 2:40 PM
The Perry Pumas will be strongly depending on a pack of experienced juniors this year to lead the team to victory. The Pumas made it to the quarterfinal round of the 6A playoffs last season, where they were routed by Valley Vista, but the team is eager to hit the court and show how they've grown since then. According to Coach Andrew Curtis, this class of 2021 not only has quite a bit of experience playing together, but it is also one of the most talented classes to ever come through Perry's basketball program.
Creating the "Perry Puzzle"
As Coach Curtis puts it, each player is part of the Perry Puzzle, contributing both on and off the court. Each player comes together to help lift the others in areas where they're strongest. In the classroom, many turn to junior Tatyanna Clayburne for help with their school work, as she excels in the classroom and naturally has the skills needed to be a great tutor. When it comes to playing on the court, freshman Jayla Cal says the group of juniors have all been incredibly helpful when it comes to working with her to improve her skills, such as ball handling,