WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:01.000 Music 00:00:01.000 --> 00:00:08.000 This season was an exceptional one for a lot of reasons but it starts with the fact that this years group was able to make history. 00:00:08.000 --> 00:00:17.000 It's the second time in three years that we've had historical seasons and it's not easy to repeat history but it's even harder to make it. 00:00:17.000 --> 00:00:20.000 Morgan no look pass, boom and jams it! 00:00:20.000 --> 00:00:24.000 Taken away from Omlid, he's in front of them. Omlid, dunks it! 00:00:24.000 --> 00:00:31.000 This years group set the all time conference record for over all winning percentage at 93 percent. 00:00:31.000 --> 00:00:36.000 Faruq-Bay out in front, Ali will try it himself. Goes up gets it and he's fouled. 00:00:36.000 --> 00:00:43.000 It broke our own record for over all conference league only wining percentage at 95 percent. 00:00:43.000 --> 00:00:50.000 We won over 30 games for the second time in three years. We're the only division two program in the West to do that. 00:00:50.000 --> 00:00:54.000 Alaby with the put back. How bout that one? 00:00:54.000 --> 00:00:58.000 We were the number one seed in the west region for the second time in three years. 00:00:58.000 --> 00:00:64.000 Triano in the other corner now. Trammell, he lets one go and it's good. 00:01:04.000 --> 00:01:11.000 We're the only college basketball program in the West to finish ranked in top five in the country two out of the last three years. 00:01:11.000 --> 00:01:17.000 And heres a take away Lubom on he move, finds Chirnside, jams it! 00:01:17.000 --> 00:01:24.000 We advance to the sweet 16 for further for the second time in three years. 00:01:24.000 --> 00:01:31.000 We had the conference play of the year in Tanner Omlid and the west region player of they year for the second time in three years. 00:01:31.000 --> 00:01:41.000 For this years group to be able to do all those things on the almost heals of what we did in 2015-16 with almost entirely new team I thought was significant. 00:01:41.000 --> 00:01:47.000 I would recommend this basketball program and this school to an incoming student because we know 00:01:47.000 --> 00:01:53.000 how to make people better, we know how to make the team better and we know how to get things done and win. 00:01:53.000 --> 00:01:56.000 If theres one thing I've learned from this program is to have a good attitude 00:01:56.000 --> 00:01:60.000 because thats the one thing that you can control in no matter what situation you're in. 00:02:00.000 --> 00:02:07.000 What attracted me to come to western was the high caliber plays that they had here. Also the coaching staff and their ability to get the most out of players. 00:02:07.000 --> 00:02:12.000 Morgan uses his eyes to move the defense and lays it up and in! 00:02:12.000 --> 00:02:16.000 Our mission is always the same and that is to be the best version of ourselves that we can possibly 00:02:16.000 --> 00:02:20.000 be as students, as athletes, and as representatives of the university 00:02:20.000 --> 00:02:24.000 There's four qualities that we talk about a lot and one of them's being selfless, 00:02:24.000 --> 00:02:28.000 one of them's being smart, one of them's being tough and one of them's being dependable. 00:02:28.000 --> 00:02:33.000 I chose to come to Western to play basketball because I wanted to be part of a winning 00:02:33.000 --> 00:02:37.000 program and also to be a pat of a team and to be coached by a really good coach 00:02:37.000 --> 00:02:40.000 Gives it to Faruq-Bay for three! 00:02:40.000 --> 00:02:44.000 I've gotten better since I've been here in two years, way better then I've ever been 00:02:44.000 --> 00:02:49.000 and I know guys that transferred here have gotten extremely better and the coaches are phenomenal. 00:02:49.000 --> 00:02:55.000 It is so hard in college basketball to be good and it's harder 00:02:55.000 --> 00:02:61.000 to stay good and then this years group along with the group we had a couple years ago they did the thing thats hardest, they were great 00:03:01.000 --> 00:03:10.000 I am extremely lucky to have been apart of this season. Most people don't go 32 and one or 32 and two and break all the records that we did 00:03:10.000 --> 00:03:19.000 and I'm just extremely lucky to have been apart of the environment, the coaches and just being apart of this team. It was a blessing beyond measures 00:03:19.000 --> 00:03:28.000 Such a small percentage of teams win 30 games and for us to win over 30 two times in this years group, to me it was so significant 00:03:28.000 --> 00:03:37.000 because they did it the right way, they did it with a high level of energy they did it with a level of group and individual toughness that'll last forever. 00:03:37.000 --> 00:03:42.000 I didn't really recognize where we were at until the end of the year because we were so headstrong on becoming better. 00:03:42.000 --> 00:03:48.000 my year down at Humble State and coming here reminded me a lot of what it meant to be 00:03:48.000 --> 00:03:53.000 on a team that was team oriented and it's very senior heavy but also to come 00:03:53.000 --> 00:03:59.000 to a program where the coaching staff was able to steer us in the right direction when we really needed it. 00:03:59.000 --> 00:03:66.000 I personally transferred here because my college career up to this year was not the most ideal 00:04:06.000 --> 00:04:15.000 and I wanted to come home and I knew we would have a good team I knew the guys that we had here were all like very good 00:04:15.000 --> 00:04:22.000 and I knew the coaching staff was exceptional and I knew we would be having a fantastic season like we did. 00:04:22.000 --> 00:04:30.000 We were voted as the coaching staff of the year not only in our conference but by the NABC for the western region for the second time in three years. 00:04:30.000 --> 00:04:38.000 It was also a lot of fun grinding with my brothers and making it to where we did, it was a phenomenal feeling and I wish I could relive it every day. 00:04:42.000 --> 00:04:48.000 Our program has established itself as arguably the premier division two program in the Western United states. 00:04:48.000 --> 00:04:54.000 This years group's one that'll go in the hall of fame here and I'll always remember. 00:04:54.000 --> 00:04:94.000 Music. 00:05:34.000 --> 00:05:36.000 We are wolves because we work harder then anybody else. 00:05:36.000 --> 00:05:37.000 Because we are the big dogs. 00:05:37.000 --> 00:05:38.000 We're relentless. 00:05:38.000 --> 00:05:40.000 Because we win. 00:05:40.000 --> 00:05:42.000 We are wolves because we are committed to being part of a team. 00:05:42.000 --> 00:05:56.000 Music. 00:05:56.000 --> 00:05:61.000 I believe the amount of basketballs that would fit in this room would be 2,500 00:06:01.000 --> 00:06:05.000 I'm just going to randomly go with like 5,000 balls 00:06:05.000 --> 00:06:14.000 If its 30 by 20 that's 600 and a basketball takes up a square foot by 10 so 600 times 10 about 6,000 balls 00:06:16.000 --> 00:06:20.000 I think about 2,000 because thats about my career scoring 00:06:20.000 --> 00:06:22.000 Okay.