Saints silent… but deadly?
Kyle Jett, Adam Gillette and Jack Wright didn’t get much of a break between sports seasons. It lasted just a few hours.
On the same Saturday that Nansemond-Suffolk Academy played its final football game against Hampton Roads Academy, new coach Jason Coulombe (who’s coached &uot;all over the place,&uot; he said) had Jett, Gillette, Wright and the rest of the Saints on the basketball courts – and they haven’t stopped since.
Six days a week, either Saturday or Sunday, the boys go for at least two hours a day. Twice a week, they run two miles.
Because according to the players, there’s a lot to improve after last year’s sub-.500 record.
&uot;Defense,&uot; said Jett, a First Team All-TCIS selection last season.
&uot;Running,&uot; said Matt Hamlet
&uot;Communication,&uot; said Patrick Clark.
&uot;We just have to bring everything together,&uot; said Gillette.
Next Tuesday, the Saints hope to do so in their season opener at home against Hampton Christian. Last week, they got started in a scrimmage against visiting Steward.
&uot;It was sloppy, but we did OK,&uot; said Wright.
It’s not just their on-court skills that need improving, Jett said. That’s why the Saints hope to fill their fan section in the bleachers with classmates adorned in yellow and blue shirts blaring, &uot;The Cage,&uot; NSA’s new fan club.
&uot;You can never have enough support,&uot; Clark said.
Looks like NSA prefers to save its talking for the court.