Hobbs' Devante Brown drives to the basket Tuesday during
the Eagles' athletic period at Tasker Arena.
Starting the day with a 2-mile run, the Eagles came back inside Tasker Arena and worked on the press in a scrimmage situation in 2-minute, 30-second and 4-minute bursts.
Just from a look at today and from the summer, Hobbs is going to be a faster team. The first team today was comprised of guards Trey Nelson, Cayson Meridyth and Devante Brown (who since winning the Class 5A high jump has added 15 pounds of muscle to his frame) with a front line of Adrian Trevino and Jordan Chavarria – all guys that fly with the basketball in their hand. Also looking good for the Eagles was Gabriel Jurado. The 6-foot-3, tall-and-lanky senior quick running the court and his long reach makes it tough on opponents.
There's also a new face within the program as 6-foot-10 junior Kelvin Jones has transferred into the program from North Dakota. From what I've heard, he's been on a monster growth spurt over the last 18 or so months – growing over eight inches. He's going to be a project as he's still learning how to use his height (after all, it wasn't long ago he was a 6-foot-2 guard) but he does have a good touch around the bucket and moves well for his size (especially considering the growth spurt he's had).
Hobbs' Jordan Chavarria, right, defends
new Hobbs player Kelvin Jones during
the Eagles' athletic period Tuesday.
Official practices for prep basketball in New Mexico start Nov. 3.