Excel Travel Basketball

For 11 years the Wilmington Excel Travel Team Program has developed young people of excellence through advanced basketball competition.  Players learn advanced skills and strategies, face tough competition and learn to play with a Christian perspective.   Playing on an Excel team is great preparation for high school basketball.  Excel players gain a sense of community and personal responsibility, while being encouraged to excel as leaders both on and off the court.

Former Excel Players Currently Playing at High School Level
11226184_883186028410059_2355814182520036522_nJackson Massey – Hoggard Varsity, 12th grade
Jamison Long – Topsail Varsity, 12th grade
Jaheim Marshall – New Hanover Varsity, 12th grade
Mikai Stanley – New Hanover Varsity, 12th grade
Skyler Davies – Coastal Christian Varsity, 12th grade
Chazz Banks – Coastal Christian Varsity, 12th grade
Juan Carr – Pender Co. Varsity, 12th grade
Watson Orr – Trask Varsity, 12th grade
Reece Edwards – Laney Varsity, 12th grade

7th Grade Team – Final Four at Nationals 2015

Former Excel Players Playing in College
Duane Moss, Campbell University
Jensen Edwards, High Point University
Rob Peterson, High Point University
Tre Bryant, Oklahoma City University
Kamron Greene, Cape Fear Community College

Former Excel Players Playing Professionally
Ridell Camidge, Australian State League


Read the Halo Excel Program Overview


  • 9U Boys (3rd gr.) – Alexis Hampton, Junior College Assistant Coach
  • 10U Boys (4th gr.) – Kevin Darden, current high school coach
  • 11U Boys (5th gr.) – Chuck Jefferson, high school and college coach
  • 12U Boys (6th gr.) – Keith Woodcock, experienced travel coach
  • 13U Boys White (7th gr.) – Greg Elder, former collegiate coach and player
  • 13U Boys Teal (7th gr.) – David Henry, former high school coach
  • 14U Boys (8th gr.) – Will Keistler, current high school coach and former college player
  • 14U Girls (8th gr.) – Greg Elder, former collegiate coach and player


Excel Tryouts
Sunday, Jan. 20th @ Cape Fear Academy1-2pm: 9U / 10U Boys
2-3pm: 11U / 12U Boys
3-4pm: 6th Grade / 7th Grade Girls
4-5pm: 8th Grade Girls / 13U Boys
5-6pm: 14U Boys

Pre-Season Team Meeting (all teams)
Feb. 17 , 6:30-8pm
@ Midtown YMCA (Temple Baptist Activity Center)

Official start of practices
Week of March 4

Season-ending Celebration (all teams)
June 6th , 6pm
@ Midtown YMCA (Temple Baptist Activity Center)


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