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.

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
Blaire Barefoot, Lenoir Rhyne University

Former Excel Players Playing Professionally
Ridell Camidge, Australian State League


Read the Halo Excel Program Overview


  • 3rd Grade Boys – TBA
  • 4th Grade Boys –  Zack Herring, experienced travel coach
  • 5th Grade Boys Teal – Kevin Darden, current high school coach
  • 5th Grade Boys White – Barry Farrell, experienced rec coach
  • 6th Grade Boys – Chuck Jefferson, high school and college coach
  • 7th Grade Boys – Keith Woodcock, experienced travel coach
  • 8th Grade Boys White – Greg Elder, former collegiate coach and player
  • 8th Grade Boys Teal – David Henry, current high school coach
  • 8th Grade Girls – Greg Elder, former collegiate coach and player


Excel Tryouts
Sunday, Jan. 19th @ Edge Sports Center – 7207 Ogden Business Lane
1pm: 3rd Grade Boys
2pm: 4th Grade Boys
3pm: 5th Grade Boys
4pm: 6th Grade Boys
5pm: 7th Grade Boys
6pm: 8th Grade Boys

Sunday, Jan. 26th @ Edge Sports Center – 7207 Ogden Business Lane
3pm: 6th Grade Girls
4pm: 7th Grade Girls
5pm: 8th Grade Girls

Official start of practices
Week of March 9

Pre-Season Meeting
Sunday, March 8th
6:30pm @ Midtown YMCA – 709 George Anderson Dr.


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