Brooklyn Tech Boy’s JV Basketball Team 2016-2017 Season
The boys JV Basketball team had another successful season. The squad went 6-4 in the regular season, ending the year in second place in the Brooklyn II division. One thing that characterized the team throughout much of the season was that they could stay with practically any team. On January 20, Brooklyn Tech won against Bedford Academy High School, a team that ended the season with a 2-8 record, by one point. The boys finished the season off strong with a close loss to John Jay High School, who finished at the top of the division.
The leaders of the Tech JV basketball team were Braden Storms ‘19 and Zachary Nedell ‘19. Storms had an outstanding season, nearly averaging a double-double with 19 points and 9 rebounds per game. Nedell had a bounce back year from his rookie season scoring 9 points per game to go along with 5 assists, a stat that led his team. Other players like Willem Nielson ‘19 and Finn Kleckner ‘19 also provided some solid scoring, consistently boosting their group.
Despite this abundance of talent, the boys lost in the first round of the playoffs 70-52 versus Eagle Academy For Young Men II. It is disappointing that Tech did not advance, but it is important to recognize how dominant their opponent was; The Eagles went 12-0 and won their division. After this loss, it has now been three seasons since the Engineers have gotten past the first round of the playoffs. While it was a tough loss to digest after such a promising season, there is a lot to look forward to with a skilled, young team.