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July 1, 2014

McGuire gets 1st look at Demon basketball

DUNCAN — For the first time since his hiring last week, Duncan basketball coach David McGuire got a hands-on look at his team.

At a camp at Oklahoma Baptist University, McGuire said his players showed him a high-quality work ethic and a desire to win right away. He said their commitment to the basketball program will be key in having future success.

“I saw a lot of good things,” McGuire said. “That’s very exciting for me. I feel like if you have hard work, a great attitude and the willingness to be coached, than in the end you will be successful in some capacity.”

Duncan went 2-20 last year and failed to advance out of the district playoffs.

After having success at Wilson, McGuire wants to turn that around. In order to do that he needs the players to want to be on the court.

So far they are motivated, even though results last year were tough to handle.

“That’s a true testament of their character right there,” McGuire said. “That despite the obstacles they’ve had in the last year, they just want to get better and better. They’ll do whatever it takes to get to a successful point.”

McGuire isn’t the only new face the athletes will be following.

Duncan has hired new football, Craig Benson, and wrestling, Brandon Benson, coaches during the offseason. It will also be hiring a new boys soccer coach after Marcus Williams resigned.

McGuire said he hopes he can instill a level of excitement around the program.

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