Beyond the Playbook: UWS Men’s basketball staying humble during undefeated season

Beyond the Playbook: UWS Men’s basketball staying humble during undefeated season

The UWS men's basketball team is off to a 5-0 start this season, and they are using humbleness and gratitude as a key component to their success.

Two years ago, the University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s basketball team won just ten of their 26 games. Last year, however, the Yellowjackets caught fire midseason and carried that momentum to a winning record.

That momentum has lead to this season, as the Yellowjackets are scorching hot, winning their first five games by an average of eight points. Something that the yellowjackets radiate, from their coach to the last rotation player, is humbleness.

“We’ve had a really compact five game stretch to start the year and we’ve weathered that storm well,” said Head Coach Greg Polkowski. “We’re kind of entering another five game in 12 day stretch here coming up with all great opponents. So we’ll just keep going one day at a time here.”

“Obviously, we a little bit of confidence, but we can’t get in our head too much, said Senior Forward Josef Fahrenholtz. “So I guess we’ll take advantage of the rest we had and get right back to it.”

“Just being able to remain focused, you know, remain diligent, and to not be complacent at all and I think we’ll be good,” added Senior Guard J’Vaun Walker.

Walker has been a key player for the Yellowjackets this season. Thanks to a 38 point outburst on November 11th, the Senior is averaging 24 points per game this season. Despite his electric play on the court, the Texas native still credits the success to the tight knit feel of the team.

“The chemistry of this is, you know, really close group even with the newcomers that we have, but just being able to bond with them instantly, that’s that’s helped us so much,” said Walker.

The Yellowjackets return from their two week hiatus with a matchup against UW-Stevens Point on Saturday, December 2nd at 3 p.m.