Merritt leads Chargers to 22-7 record


Photo by Brandon Dyer Head Coach, JJ Merritt, draws up a game plan for his players.

GHC’s Men’s Basketball team have wrapped up the season.

The team obtained a record of 22-7.

They traded the occasional win with a loss to begin the season.

The team was able to go on a 13 game win streak and turn the season around.

They averaged 91.0 points per game and were able to shoot 49 percent from the field.

The Chargers finished the season with a 12-3 record on Charger soil.

The team was able to reel in a road record of 9-2. They went 13-3 in conference play.

Reflecting on the season, Head Coach, JJ Merritt, said, ”Talent wise we are right up there with the final four teams and the 34-1 teams. At the end of the day, what’s going to separate this team from those teams is how much they want to win the National Championship.”

“We’ve had guys from different backgrounds,” Merritt said. “We normally only have one or two guys back, but we had legit one guy back who played last year, and we lost him at the break.”

Merrit said that his favorite memory of the season was, “On our way back from Tallahassee after beating the seventh ranked team in the nation, we stopped at a gas station and the guys put on a little music. We had Langston and a few other players rapping on the bus. Just to see that celebration was my favorite memory of the year.”