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Foxes fight to the bitter end

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Future Fox stars rise through Fall Basketball League

King George High School boys’ varsity head basketball coach Josh Luzier is determined to get back to the State Championship.


Two years ago, the Foxes were literally on cloud nine. They challenged James Monroe for the district championship, and pulled a rabbit out of their hat to defeat Tabb for the Regional Championship (59-49). In the end, the Foxes lost to future seasonal rival Liberty-Bealton, in triple overtime (97-90).
In light of two years of success making the play-off, Luzier is not satisfied with the Foxes’ progress.
He wants to be more than just another contender; he is determined to make the Foxes champions, and the best way to accomplish his dream is off-season basketball against tough area competition.
Most recently, during fall basketball competition, Luzier took a rag-tag feisty gang of young players to a championship. The interesting part of the equation was that the Foxes lost all 10 regular season games, but somehow regained their familiar swagger to win the Fall Basketball Tournament Championship.
After inserting veteran players who came into the fall season late, the team suddenly began to put together a full game. Instead of losing by 10-20 points, the team challenged teams to the final seconds of the game. “The improvement that I started to see was ridiculous, Luzier said. “I’ve had coach Eric Davis (Riverbend) and Chancellor coaches ask me what have you guys been doing the past two weeks.” It was evident that the team had bought into Luzier’s system to begin playing with a team philosophy instead focusing on individual goals.
With ten competitive games under his belt, the third year head coach is optimistic about the upcoming season and the goals he aspires to reach. “It’s refreshing to start the season early, and not have to wait until November to begin the process of establishing a team, like have in the past years,” Luzier said.
The fall basketball league consists of teams from Riverbend, Fredericksburg Christian School, Chancellor and KGHS. From August to October, teams met at Riverbend to play in a round-robin format. 
The fall league allows young basketball players with the likes of 2011 junior varsity stars Nana Gyan and De’Quan Whiting an opportunity to showcase their skills in a varsity setting. “I’ve been working with varsity-caliber players who have aspirations of making the team,” Luzier said. In recent years the turnout for open gym was a meager 12 players; however, the recent interest has risen to over 30 players.
Along with repurposing his team’s competition towards larger triple-A teams, Luzier hopes to start a summer basketball league and take players to basketball clinics. The path towards success begins with Luzier’s current chartered course for achievement.
Leonard Banks, Sports Editor

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