Hopewell Golden Eagles: Welcome

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Welcome to the official website of the Hopewell Golden Eagles Boys Basketball Program. The program was created in 2003 to give young males age 13 and up an outlet that was not provided in the community of Hopewell. We are an AAU boys basketball program founded by Leon M. Gholson and funded by dedicated coaches, parents and players.

Our goal is to instruct and teach the game of basketball while building future leaders in the community. The Golden Eagles program is based upon the principles of school work, discipline, fundamentals and teamwork. These principles are emphasized throughout each and every practice. What separates the great student athlete from the good student athlete is the time and work they put into developing their skills in and out of the classroom. The Hopewell Golden Eagles stress hard work and basic fundamentals. Our staff includes a variety of strong male and female role models who are dedicated to helping the boys improve themselves in the classroom and in the game of basketball.

The Hopewell Golden Eagles currently has teams in the 15-17 under age groups. We sometimes take some of the younger players on the 15U team and put them in a tournament alone to get more game experience. We would like to have younger teams but our coaches and resources are limited. We hope in the near future to gain more help in the community, which will allow us to expand and provide more teams boys and girls.

We have had a team(14U) that has qualified and gone to Disney in Florida for the National Tournament(2005). Our 14U team in 2006 also qualified but could not make the trip because of finances. We have had a team(14U) that has won the Commonwealth Games Tournament in Roanoke, VA in 2006 and have qualified for a free invite to the 2007 State Games of America to be played in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our 15U team placed eighth in the Junior Olympic Games in 2006. Our 14U team placed second in a Super Regional in Raleigh, NC in 2006. The 2007 16U Golden Eagles finished 3rd in the Division II State Tournament. The 2007 16U team finished in 10th place at the Division II Nationals and the 2007 15U team finished 16th at the Division II Nationals in Little Rock, Arkansas because ot their success both teams have secured automatic bids to the 2008 National Tournament.  The 17U team finished 7th at the 2008 Division I State Tournament.  The 16U team won the 2008 Division II State Championship.  The 17U team placed at the 2008 Nationals in Orlando, FLA taking 3rd place in the Classic Bracket.  Every year the teams are improving and we look to bigger and brighter things in the 2009 season.


For more information please contact Leon M. Gholson at goldeneagles13@hotmail.com or sign our guestbook.

 

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