Spotlight: Jermaine Wyatt wants to dominate the boards for Bentley basketball team by Alex Smith | The Burton News Friday December 12, 2008, 8:19 PM
Bentley senior forward Jermaine Wyatt scored 11 points in the team's season opening win against Lake Fenton Dec. 9.
While any coach would be happy when a player scores 11 points, which Bentley coach Jeremy Trent was, he was much more impressed with the second-chance points Wyatt was able to help his team get.
Wyatt also helped Bentley control the boards, leading the team with 16 rebounds, which would be impressive enough, but he did it while sitting out for several long stretches due to foul trouble. It's for that reason Trent believes Wyatt has a chance to be a special player this season for the Bulldogs.
"It's unbelievable what he is able to do on the boards," Trent said. "He is the best rebounder we have and I think he is the best player in the league. He has a great attitude and works very hard at getting his hands on every loose ball."
While he is unable to explain his rebounding prowess, Wyatt believes he is at his best -- and is best able to help his team win games -- when he is able to secure a minimum of 10 rebounds. While team wins come first, he said his goal is to get at least 15 rebounds or more per game.
"Of course I want to do well, but I'm more interested in winning," Wyatt said. "I need to work on my scoring a bit, but if I'm getting rebounds and helping set up my teammates, that is just as good as scoring."
While many players do not enjoy practice, Wyatt does. He said it is a time to build team unity and to learn each other's tendencies.
"I take the game seriously and try to help everybody out," Wyatt said. "I am constantly learning new things and ways to do things, which I like. But I like to have fun in practice. Basketball is a game and is meant to be fun and I have a lot of it in practice and during the games."
Burton Bentley bags Byron
The Flint Journal, February 27, 2009 10:19 p.m.
Bentley 62, Byron 46: Jermaine Wyatt had 24 points and 17 rebounds to lead Bentley at home. Joey Jerisk added 14 points and Marvin Davis 10 rebounds. Nick Anibal and Chase McCrumb led Byron with 14 points each.
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