25 Teams In 25 Days: Wings Academy Wings

By Jaquam Bodden
Oct. 31, 2018

2017-18 Season at a glance: 16-8 overall record, reached second round of PSAL City Playoffs

Players to Watch: Tommy Thomas, Jose Cuello, Mahamadou Nimaga.

Last season Wings Season ended early in the second round with a blowout loss to Abraham Lincoln. If you have been following this program for over the past couple of years, you know Wings Losing in the second round is something that barely happens.

Wings Academy has proven throughout the whole preseason that they can play with anybody and they have a nucleus of guards and wings that can provide a lot of offense. Wings has a trio of players who might have the offense ran through them throughout the season. Junior guard Jose Cuello and senior guard Mahamadou Nimaga and senior wing Tommy Thomas. Cuello is one player who has shown many times throughout the preseason that he is improving his game especially when it comes to his outside shooting. Nimaga is due for a big senior year as the team's lead guard.

Tommy Thomas has emerged quickly from not mentioned at all to one of the best seniors in the city. It’s a sure thing that he can end up being the teams top scorer. Not only does Thomas can shoot from outside he can also attack the rim with ease. His offensive arsenal has given defenders tons of problems in the many times we have seen him play.

Outlook


Wings Academy may not have the size but they have shown that they have offensive firepower and toughness to compete with anybody. Wings is looking to take back the Bronx AA division as well as the Borough title which they lost for the first time last year to Eagle Academy. When it comes to winning the division and the borough championship it will definitely come down to them and Eagle Academy. As for a city playoff run They can definitely go farther than they did last season, but they have to handle business during the regular season so they can get a better seed.