HARTFORD, Ala (WDHN) — The modern NBA has become a league dominated by super teams featuring big threes, the LeBron led Miami Heat epitomized that back in 2012.
The Geneva County Bulldogs have their own big three and they plan to carry Hartford all the way to a state championship.
They are on a tear of late, winning 12 of their last 13 games. Boosting their record to 15-3 overall.
Heading into this week, the Bulldogs were riding an 11 game winning streak that had stretched all the way back to late November.
A huge part of their success is the contributions from their big three. Those guys are Emmanuel Henderson, J’Quan Broxson and Colby Fuller.
Each have been starting for three years and have become pretty close.
“The brotherhood we have is a great connection, everybody we love playing the game and love coming together and competing,” said junior guard, Emmanuel Henderson
Bulldogs head coach, Josh Thompson, has seen the three grow as players but with their experience comes their biggest attribute, their leadership.
“They all three are very good leaders and they do it in different ways. Emmanuel is very vocal, Colby is very vocal and then J’Quan he leads by example,” Thompson said.
But on the court, the trio dominates the game. Geneva County averages 62 points scored per game, Broxson, Henderson and Fuller together average 42 of those points.
Emmanuel Henderson is putting up a stat line of 20 points, eight rebounds and four steals a game.
Broxson is the next top scorer putting up 15 points as well as eight rebounds. Then Colby Fuller is right behind him averaging 12 points and eight rebounds as well.
And it is a team effort to get them each involved.
“If one person is scoring more than the other person we just try to work the other person in, it doesn’t matter. We don’t try to go for ourselves, we try to work as a team,” said senior forward, Colby Fuller.
The Bulldogs are capable of scoring from every where on the court, all starters are able to knock down the three ball. But, their favorite way to put up points, is to shake the rim and dunk.
According to coach Thompson, five guys on the team can dunk but which one is the best?
“Who is the best dunker? Eman!” said junior forward, J’Quan Broxson.
Emmanuel Henderson or better known as Eman throughout Hartford has been wreaking havoc on rims this season.
As the postseason nears, the long winning streak, the nice dunks, they all are thrown to the wayside. The Bulldogs want to bring home a state championship to Hartford.