City Hall Honors Woodrow Basketball Team

Community Contribution

The Woodrow Wilson High School boys basketball team visited Dallas City Hall April 6 to attend a ceremony given by Mayor Dwaine Caraway and City Councilwoman Angela Hunt.

The team along with Woodrow Principal Ruth Vail and a host of parents and supporters were greeted with a standing ovation as they entered the room. They were awarded a city proclamation for their outstanding play and behavior while playing in an international tournament in Edmonton, Canada, during December.

The team played in the Jasper Place High School International Invitational. The tournament has been in existence for 30 years. The locals and the news media stated that “in 30 years they had not seen a team who played as hard and who was as gracious and well mannered.”

The team played well, averaging 115 points per game. They played international rules with a 24-second shot clock.

Curtis “Trey” Davis received MVP of the tournament. In the first-round game he had 36 points by halftime. Marc Brown and Justin Daniel also received All-Tournament awards. In the process of winning the tournament the Wildcats beat two of the top 10 high school teams in Canada.

The social experience that the players received was awesome as they tried their hand at curling. Curling is a big sport in Canada. Woodrow was invited to a curling lesson and had a wonderful time. All the students were surprised that the sport is played on ice.

In closing, the City Council was given some information about Woodrow seniors that would make all in the WWW family happy. The team has seven seniors and they all have offers from colleges.

They also all qualified to play NCAA Division I, Division II, and Division III because of their ACT and SAT test scores. The highest test score was a 20 and the lowest was a 17. The Woodrow community is happy with their athletic achievements, but the academic achievements are one reason they attend Woodrow.

In attendance for the city proclamation were:

Principal: Ruth Vail

Head coach: Patrick Washington

Assistant coaches: Wendell Thornton, Juan Rivas

Players: Curtis “Trey” Davis, Chuka Eneh, Marc Brown, DJ Brown, Justin Daniel, Devon Williams, Sterling Turner, Michael Vickers, Dearius Wright, and Dema Sane

Team managers: Stephanie Alvarez, Valerie Rivera

Thanks to Tara Woodruff for forwarding the article and photos.


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