Player Testimonials

“My time at Highline meant having an opportunity to become a better player and most importantly a better person in general. Being at Highline you understand the concept of family as the words on the back of our shirts say “Together.”You learn to believe in something a lot bigger than just yourself. You are a part of a team that has a reputation to be a winner; losing is not taken easily. You learn life skills that you will be able to apply in the real world. You learn to truly understand what a student-athlete should be. You are required to perform at a high level on the basketball court and in the classroom. Highline taught me a lot and for that I will be forever thankful. Highline means a lot to my development as a man and a basketball player; that is why Highline is one of the best basketball programs in the NWAACC. I just want to say thanks to Coach Dawson, the coaching staff and my teammates that I’ve had for all your support. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of a great program like Highline.” Julian Fernandez 2010
“It was a great experience that really helped me grow not only on the court but off as well. The basketball and schooling provided me with the necessary tools to move on to the next level” Coby Gibler 2009
“Highline has taught me to trust in other people as well as built my confidence for life. I am glad I chose Highline because it made me a better person and player.” Kyle Perry 2010
“Highline has taken a major role in creating my character and work ethic, which are applicable to all aspects of my life. The coaching staff has always expected nothing but my very best, both in the classroom and on the court. The two years I spent at Highline were an excellent stepping stone to get to the next level and to prepare me for my future. To all the coaching staff, thank you for the time you devoted to our success, the motivation you gave, and a great two years.” Dan Young 2010
“My team at Highline meant a lot to me. It was like a brotherhood in which every member shared the same goals. From the head coach all the way down to the last player on the bench we had each other’s back no matter what. It was a great experience in which I learned a lot about life and how to better myself as a man.” Stedman Richardson 2009
“My experience at Highline has not only made me a better student athlete and made me mature into a young man, but it taught me that if you put your trust into people who care about you and your well being, with hard work, everything will take care of itself.” Brandon Brown 2009
“These past two years at Highline have molded me into a mature, responsible, intelligent man. This program forces you to make decisions and live with the consequences while guiding you in the right direction. I’ve established a family at Highline that will be there for the rest of my life.” Kelly Edwards 2009

“My time at Highline gave me a growing experience and was a stepping stone to further my life and education. I also made friends there that will last a lifetime.” Zach Bruce 2007

“First I thought Highline would just be an opportunity to play basketball after high school. It turned out to be that and a maturing experience. I was in a situation where the team came before anything and with the opportunity to be captain in my second year I really got to advance my leadership skills.” Josh Broussard 2008

“Highline meant the world to me. The experiences I had there will last a lifetime. I’m truly thankful to the school, coaching staff and my NWAACC Championship teammates.” Londen Carter 2007

“My time at Highline was fun. Highline helped me with my growth and maturity as a student-athlete as well as a person.” Lawrence Brooks 2005

“It was the best time of my life. The guys and the coaches are like family. I loved my time there and will never forget it.” Brandon Smith 2007

“My time at Highline not only shaped my basketball development but also developed me into a man. Highline shapes you into the type of player 4-year coaches want and the type of man society values.” Nate Jackson 2006

“Highline was a great experience for me on and off the court. I learned about teamwork, time management and most importantly self-discipline. I now know that being a student always comes before being an athlete. My two years at Highline not only were some of the best of my life but they changed my life forever. Thanks Coach Dawson for everything.” Derrick Webb 2007
“I liked how I was readily accepted by the players and coaches [as a transfer player] as part of the family. From day one I was greeted with respect from Coach Dawson and felt welcome to the program.” Kris Rainwater 2008

“It was a growing and learning experience for me. It was a small detour to where I wanted to end up. Now I am there.” Morris Anderson 2008

“I spent two and a half years at Highline and throughout that time I learned more about life issues than I even realized I did. Through being part of the basketball team I learned the true meaning of togetherness and teamwork. Meeting and interacting with all of the diverse people educated me on things I couldn’t learn from reading a textbook. The professors also helped bring out my potential and actually made me believe I had some. It was a completely rewarding experience that I would never take back but would love to do all over again.” James Thorn 2007