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Culture is one of the defining traits for a majority of successful teams, regardless of sport or activity. Having a collection of individuals who understand and buy-in to these ideals typically allow everything else to naturally fall in place. Take the Carolina Riptide 2023 (formerly Team HUSL) as a prime representative of a squad who is arguably as united as any team in the Carolinas. How?...read more
Just four years ago, Grant Hodges, Greg Forest, and seven kids from the greater Lake Norman area came together to form the Carolina Riptide. Despite some roster changes over the years, the core grouping of Clay “Smoke” Hodges, Trace Forest, Christian Taylor, and Callahan Reed have remained firmly intact since first forming. Thereafter, the Riptide players could be seen attending various camps...read more
2024 Joshua Clark (Mavs Elite): Clark was extremely active on the court, as the guard was constantly moving around the court, finding those openings to help him score easy baskets, and working hard on both ends. 2023 6’7 Nate Self (Team HUSL 2023): Self is a young big that has some early intangibles that you may like. He not only showed that he can get on the glass, but he is a big that...read more
Next up, we look at Team HUSL 2023, a program based out of Lake Wylie/ Rock Hill area. In talking with Coach Baker about his team, he breaks down his players and what they bring to the court.read more