SS16 Preview: PAC Basketball
In anticipation of next weekend's Select Super 16 Summer Showcase, our team of writers will be rolling out a slew of team, player, and event previews over the next week. For the first installment, we sat down with our 2019 15u division champion, Liam Woulfe, director of PAC Basketball out of Kansas City. They will be back in action June 27-28 and will look to defend their title.
What is PAC? How did PAC start?
PAC stands for Passion, Attitude, and Confidence. My uncle who is battling cancer told me that back when I was a player and questioned on stopping playing. We try to instill these into our athletes. PAC Basketball started 3 years ago where my dad and I decided to start an AAU team that brought together young men from all types of demographics and backgrounds to show them they can be a family on the court! We have grown a ton in three short years and want to be the top team in KC
Talk about your roster this year- who should people look out for at the Select Super 16?
Our roster is looking very similar to last year:
Tyler Claiborne - 6’3 SG
Ethan Rains - 6’3 SG
Will Gavin - 6’1 PG
Harrison Hughes - 5’7 PG
Myon Winzer - 5’10 PG
Jaden McGhee - 6’4 SF
Garrett Lynch - 6’4 PF
Aidan Ingram - 6’4 PF
Ashton Lee - 6’9 C
What sets us apart is our teams chemistry we play well together and fight as a family. Tyler Claiborne and Jaden McGhee are two guys to keep an eye on! They both have been working on their game like crazy during this craziness going on in our world. Tyler is a knock down shooter who can score at all levels. He is a competitor and plays above the rim. Jaden has transitioned more from a post to a guard. He has developed a great 3 point shot but creates mismatches on the court because of his size and post moves. He plays with a chip on his shoulder that most kids don’t have.
What impact has the COVID-19 Pandemic had on your program?
COVID-19 has delayed our program greatly. We just had tryouts but are excited to get on the court! We are lucky to have a lot of the guys from last year back on the team.
What does getting back on the court mean for your guys?
Getting back on the court means everything to us! We love playing and going to work together! Excited to start our season at the Select Super 16!
This is your second year at the Select Super 16 in Cape Girardeau- what do you like about the event?
We like this event for a couple of reasons. It is well organized and put on perfectly. The Sportsplex is a great place to play and perfect for coaches and reporters to watch multiple games and maximize the number of kids they see!
Coming off the 2019 championship, what should we expect from you guys to defend the title?
Winning this last year really meant a lot to our team! We had a great comeback where it solidified us playing like a family. We are excited to come back and defend our title! Our guys are hungry and ready to get after it! Expect us to go after it and compete in every game we are playing in!