Travellers Look Ahead to Playoffs
Fort Lee’s Kevin McKoy guards against a Quantico player.

The Fort Lee Men’s Basketball Team is entering the 2007 Washington Area Military Athletic Conference playoffs with a formidable record (10-4) and dominating roster.

In their first season with WAMAC, coach Derrick Grant believes the progress they’ve made is indication of good things to come.

“We started off this season with a brand new team from last season, due to players moving on to new duty stations and injuries in the off-season,” said Grant. “For our first season in the WAMAC, I think we did well.”

Grant said that one season highlight was the first place finish at the All-Star game, as three Travellers – Dennis Calloway, Kevin McKoy and Robert Jones – were selected to represent the Southern Division and Fort Lee. Calloway exited with the Most Valuable Player trophy.

Ending the season with four straight wins has put the team both in good spirits and competitive focus going into playoffs.

With only one injury withstanding, (starter Christopher Holliday) the team has recently strengthened its bench with a couple of additions from the former 49th intramural basketball team. The appearance of Homer Rose and Carleton Roach is sure to give the Travellers fresh legs and added scoring power when needed, said Grant.

The team travels April 14-15 for the South Regional Championships at Bolling Air Force Base, D.C., with the championship finals scheduled April 21-22 at Fort Myer.

The Travellers finished the season 10-4, second in their region and third overall. Leading the WAMAC is Fort Meade (14-1) and Fort Belvoir (11-2).

“Our team believes in our system and is ready to bring home the gold from the championships,” said Grant. “I believe that there isn’t a team in our league that can beat us, now that we have grown to where we are today.”