Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Prep Basketball opinion

When you think of top high school basketball coaches in New Mexico, you think of current coaches Pete Shock of Cliff, Hobbs' Russ Gilmore, La Cueva's Frank Castillo and Albuquerque Academy's Mike Brown and retired coach Jim Hulsman of Albuquerque High and the late Ralph Tasker of Hobbs.

On the boys, on this blog I have to mention Mayfield's Tommy Morrow. Morrow often goes unnoticed and underappreciated. He had plenty of success at Hot Springs before moving to Mayfield. Since 2000, the Trojans have played in a state title game, made another Final Four and came with a whisker of making two other Final Fours.

Also, the team has achieved a No. 1 ranking in the state playoffs and this year are No. 2 in the 5A playoffs, which start Saturday at home sites around the state.

Morrow is a smart coach, who often gets the most out of his players. The Trojans have been consistent force since he took over the program and this year they have as good a chance as any to win the state title.

Mayfield wasn't traditionally a basketball school before he arrived, but since his arrival he's turned the school into one you have to think of come postseason play.

- Felix


Anonymous said...

Your right. He does it under some durress too with a lot of his players coming out for basketball late from football. So the early season schedule is played without the full team. Which can effect seeding. If Mayfield had their whole team all year, they probably go undefeated. But 21-4 is very good regardless.

I think all 3 boy's coaches in town do a good job.

Anonymous said...

why can't you put coach Adler from MVCS in the mix as well??

Anonymous said...

i hate how these coaches put so much pressure on these kids to play one sport and i know all the schools do it. let the kids be kids and let them play all the sports that they want.

Anonymous said...

Mesilla Valley has a better coach and a better program. I played for Mesilla Valley almost 20 years ago and even back then we were better than any of the public high schools in Las Cruces. Coach Trevizo, at that time from Mayfield, said his team would get no benefit from playing us. Actually, he was afraid of losing to us.

David said...

You have to throw Ron Geyer in the mix if your talking best coach

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