Want to replay the Mac Knight Hoops virtual banquet? We got you covered.

When COVID-19 derailed their plans for a traditional banquet, the boys basketball program took the celebration online and made it even more memorable

Kennedy Weatherby

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Kennedy Weatherby

Junior forward Rob Wade spent a lot of time this season above the rim, which is one reason he was named the team's most valuable player. Photo by Kennedy Weatherby.

Kennedy Weatherby, staff reporter

The boys basketball team may not have achieved everything it set out to do during the 2019-20 season, but that did not stop the program from celebrating all that it did accomplish, and the enthusiasm for those individual and collective successes over the past two days was palpable and contagious. In a world that has been rendered without sporting contests played before large gatherings of people, the two-day basketball banquet was a stark reminder of what we have been missing and the joy that players, coaches, parents and fans will feel when the games finally do resume.

MacJournalism’s own Kennedy Weatherby put together this season-summary video, and it includes some of our original still and motion photography along with interviews of the players conducted by Kennedy. We think she did a great job, and we think the booster club did a great job of soldiering on with a virtual banquet when their regular banquet had to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions that have cancelled virtually any event where people have gather to witness it in a large group.

On Tuesday, the first day of the banquet, the program announced individual awards which he have compiled below.

On Wednesday, the second day of the banquet, the program released two season-review viewing experiences. One is Weatherby’s video, and the other is the slide show we have embedded below. Basically this post, is a one-stop shop for you to relive the boys basketball program’s virtual banquet whenever you wish to. Enjoy.

2019-2020 McCallum Knights Season Recap Slide Show

 

 

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Thank you to all of the Varsity, JV, and Freshman players and coaches on a great season!

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Fighting Knight Award: Dylan Torres

 

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Congrats to senior Dylan Torres who tonight received the Fighting Knight Award to kick off tonight’s online awards ceremony, phase one of the boys basketball program’s two-night virtual banquet. The program announced awards this evening and will continue their celebration tomorrow night with the release of a season-in-review video and slide show. Still photo by Dave Winter. #Repost @macknighthoops with @repostsaveapp ・・・ The 2nd annual Fighting Knight award goes to Dylan Torres. Dylan embodies everything this award was meant to represent. Dylan overcame multiple obstacles to continue contributing to the McCallum basketball program. His consistent willingness to do anything to help the program didn’t go unnoticed amongst Coaches and Teammates. Due to his great work inside the McCallum Classrooms Dylan also received academic recognition from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches – Academic All State and from the Texas High School Coaches Association – 2nd Academic All State #macseniorwall2020

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Hustle Award: Edward Johnson

 

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Junior Edward Johnson has received the 2019-2020 Hustle Award, the boys basketball team announced tonight as part of an online awards announcement that kicked off a two-night Knight celebration of the 2019-2020 boys basketball season. Still photo by Kennedy Weatherby. #Repost @macknighthoops with @repostsaveapp ・・・ 2019-2020 Hustle Award goes to Edward Johnson (aka Scary Terry) Edward did a little bit of everything for the team. On top being a great defender and rebounder Edward showed flashes of being very capable slasher and midrange threat this past season. ‪In December Ed played two of his better games of the year, against St Michaels he had 13points 8rebounds 3assist 3steals 1block 1deflection and against Weiss he had 12points 8rebounds 4blocks 2 deflections. Edward received All District Honorable Mention from the coaches of District 25-5A‬. For the year Edward averaged 6 points 5 rebounds 1 block 1.5 steals and 2 deflections pre game.

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Newcomer of the Year Award: John Wade

 

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Junior John Wade has been named the 2019-20 Varsity Newcomer of the Year, the boys basketball team announced during its online awards ceremony celebrating the 2019-20 season. The virtual banquet continues tomorrow night with a season-review video and slide show. Still photo by Kennedy Weatherby. #Repost @macknighthoops with @repostsaveapp ・・・ 2019-2020 Varsity Newcomer of the Year is John Wade. Throughout the course of the season John contributed time and time again to the teams success. There were spurts during the season were he was called on to either start or play big minutes. During a crucial point in District play John played two of his better games on the year. Against Crockett he had 14 points 2 rebounds 3 assist 2 steals and against Navarro he had 11 points 2 rebounds 2 steals, while going a combined 7 for 11 from 3pt range (64%). For the year John averaged 3points 2rebounds 1assist per game.

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Defensive Player of the Year: Takai Satberry

 

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He may have been an offensive Knight-mare for opposing defensive backs during the football season, but on the hardwoods, senior Takai Satberry put in the work on D. Today, the boys basketball program announced that Satberry had been named the 2019-20 Defensive Player of the Year. Today’s award announcements will be followed tomorrow with a season-review video and slide show. All are part of a virtual banquet to replace the regular banquet canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions on social gatherings. Still photo by Annabel Winter. #Repost @macknighthoops with @repostsaveapp #macseniorwall2020 ・・・ 2019-2020 Defensive Player of the Year – Takai Satberry. The Anchor of the Defense, Takai controlled the paint whether it was grabbing boards, blocking shots or stepping up in the driving lane he was there! Over the course of two varsity seasons Takai grabbed 338 rebounds of which 213 came this past season. 17 games with 7 or more rebounds. Rebound highs on the year 16(Weiss) 14(Cedar Creek) 13(Round Rock) 12(Dripping Springs). Takai had 5 Double Doubles on the year. Takai was awarded 2nd Team All District by the coaches of district 25-5A. For the season Takai averaged 8 points 8 rebounds 2 blocks 1 steals per game.

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Offensive Player of the Year: Sam Werkenthin

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SAM HE IS: The boys basketball program announced tonight that senior shooting guard Sam Werkenthin has been named team's Offensive Player of the Year. If you are unclear as to why this is the correct assignment of this award, you might ask the folks at Liberty Hill. They were the opponent on Dec. 7, the night Sam sank 10 3-pointers to set the all-time Knight record for 3's in a game. The award was part of night one of a two-night virtual banquet for the Knights boys basketball program. Still photo by Dave Winter. #macseniorwall2020 #Repost @macknighthoops with @repostsaveapp ・・・ 2019-2020 Offensive Player of the Year- Sam Werkenthin. Sam garnered a rep amongst district coaches for his deadly shooting and the range he could pull from once he caught fire. Sam owns the school record for most 3pt field goals made in a single game(see video for actual footage☄️💥🔥). Over his 3 year varsity career Sam knocked down 162 3pt shots. 16 times this season Sam reached double figures in scoring with highs of 31(vs Liberty Hill) & 28 (vs Northeast). In those two games shot 56% from the field and 58% from 3pt range. Sam was voted as a member of the district 25-5A All District 2nd team by the districts coaches. For the season Sam averaged 12points 4rebounds 2assist 2steals per game!

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Most Valuable Player: Rob Wade

 

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Ladies and gentlemen: Your Mac boys basketball Most Valuable Player: junior Rob Wade. The hard-working, rim-rattling forward was a first-team All-District 25-5A selection. The MVP designation for Wade brought tonight’s online awards announcements to a close and set up tomorrow night’s season-review video and slide show. Still photo by Kennedy Weatherby. #Repost @macknighthoops with @repostsaveapp ・・・ 2019-2020 Most Valuable Player – Rob Wade. When he wasn’t breaking backboards, Rob was tormenting opponents on the court with his play. ‪A very versatile wing forward, Rob played all over the court this year as the team suffered some injuries. 24 times this year he recorded double figure scoring games with a season high of 25 vs Crockett. 22 times he recorded 5 or more rebounds with a season high of 12 vs Georgetown. Some of his best stat lines of the year: 20pt 4rebs 9ast vs Liberty Hill, 21pts 9rebs 6asts 4stls vs Lockhart, 14pts 6rebs 5ast vs LBJ, and 24pts 11rebs 7ast vs Northeast. Rob was voted has a meme bet of the 25-5A All District 1st team by the districts coaches. For the season Rob average 15pts 7rebs 3ast per game.

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