Former players helping out
BALDWIN — Former Baldwin basketball players like Miguel Mahan, Da’Ron Copeland and Deondra McDonald have been active during the summer at the Baldwin gym with drills and learning opportunities for young ballplayers.
Mahan was at the gym on Monday. Mahan, a 6-7 forward for Muskegon Community College, was named the Western Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He set the school record for most blocks in a season with 89, breaking the record of 85 by Phil Hoeker in 1992-93. Mahan averaged 10 points and 7.1 rebounds a game.
The Jayhawks were 16-14 under first-year head coach Jimmy Booth.
At Baldwin, Mahan said he’s had up to 15 high-school aged boys at the sessions.
“We run games, then we do drills,” he said.
Basketball scrimmages and practices have not had an official coach with school officials waiting to name a new athletic director, and then deciding who will coach the basketball teams.
Dexter Hossler, a returning junior, has been working out as much as possible in the gym.
“We’ve just been here working out and running,” he said.
Hossler expects to start working out with his football teammates next week when Baldwin is slated to start its summer football schedule.