Wolves Defensive Troubles Continue

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The Winston-Salem Wolves continued to struggle in transition defense again on Sunday in a loss to the Carolina Chosen Lions 109-102 in Winterville, NC. The Wolves led briefly in the first quarter behind early offensive energy but trailed by 10 at the half. The second half saw the Wolves battle back, cutting into the lead slightly by the end of the 3rd and closing the gap to a single point in the 4th, only to suffer from continued struggles getting defensive stops in transition at key moments.

Bright spots for the Wolves were improved free throw shooting and the return of Joshea Singleton into the lineup, but the 2021 Wolves continue to search for adjustments that will allow them to return to form from their 2019 ECBL Northern Conference championship run.

The Wolves return home on April 24 to face division rival Rowan County.

Wolves Fall to Hickory on the Road

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The Winston-Salem Wolves dropped their first ECBL road game of the season in a game which saw the team plagued by poor defense and lackluster offensive execution. Going into the contest, the Wolves coaching staff knew they would be shorthanded, with three of their available post players unavailable. Hickory was able to take advantage and execute more efficiently in transition to get the win.

Hickory built a lead in the first half before pulling away in the second and winning 147-116. The Wolves struggled to score for stretches during both halves and showed inconsistent defensive effort, despite glimmers of effectiveness. The lack of post play also hurt the Wolves, with Hickory outrebounding Winston-Salem 58-34, and despite being able to work the ball into the paint repeatedly in the first half, points inside were difficult to come by.

The leading scorer for the Wolves was Khadier Fulcher, guard, with 27 points, however the limited roster wasn’t enough to overcome the athleticism of Hickory.

The Wolves next look to bounce back on the road against the Carolina Chosen Lions in Winterville, NC on April 18 before returning home to face another division rival, Rowan County, on April 24 at home.

Box Score

Wolves Drop Home Opener to High Point

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The Winston-Salem Wolves tipped off their truncated 2021 ECBL season at home on April 10 against their newest division rival, the High Point Lycans, in front of limited media and family attendance.

The Wolves have made several roster changes since the 2020 season, including adding forward Ryan King and center Julius Brooks, in an attempt to shore up players who have moved on to foreign teams.

The Wolves enjoyed a significant rebounding advantage throughout the game, particularly on the offensive end, but while building a lead in both the first and second half, miscues at the free throw line plagued the team and allowed High Point opportunities to mount a comeback. The tale of the stats outside of the scoring tallies paints the picture: the Wolves outrebounded the Lycans 60-37 but only shot 48% from the charity stripe.

The second half saw an impressive offensive explosion from slashing wing Devin Hutchinson, who led all scorers for the game with 41 points and was critical to the High Point victory. Hutchinson struggled from outside the perimeter but was, at times, nearly unstoppable inside as the Wolves failed to adjust successfully and keep him from getting to the rim.

The Wolves led at the six minute mark in a back-and-forth affair before falling behind by 3 with 2 minutes remaining. Despite getting to the line, the Wolves’ free throw woes continued and they eventually fell to the road team, 108-97.

Winston-Salem Wolves Return To Action April 2021

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The Winston-Salem Wolves return to action April 2021! Preseason rosters will be announced late March, followed by team events in Atlanta and locally in Winston-Salem. The ECBL season for the Wolves tips off April 10, as well as additional non-league games.

During the summer, the Wolves will participate in the Triad Pro-Am, the Red Bull 3x, and the new Beast League. Stay tuned for more news in the near future!

Wolves Guard, ECBL All-Star Joshea Singleton Signs with BC Dviv of Albania

Joshea Singleton

Joshea Singleton, 6’4″ guard for the Wolves and ECBL All-Star, was instrumental in the Wolves’ 2019 run to the title game and now has moved to play this winter in VBET-A (Albania) for BC Dviv. Singleton can play multiple positions including PG, SG and SF and electrified Wolves fans with his high flying dunks and smart play. Singleton is settling in with BC Dviv, scoring 22 for his new sqaud in his most recent outing.

Joshea’s games can be watched online, streaming on YouTube live and on demand form Vivaro News.

Be sure to keep up with all of the current and former Winston-Salem Wolves in the Pros!

Wolves Name Marcus Ingram as Assistant GM

The Winston-Salem Wolves have named Marcus Ingram as Assistant General Manager for the upcoming season as the team prepares for potential games this year. Ingram will work directly with players, coaches and facilities in an organizational capacity both on and off the court.

Ingram played college basketball at Piedmont International University under head coach and former NBA star Josh Howard. Ingram also has coached as a college assistant at Carolina University and at the grassroots level.

Former Wolves Guard Brandis Raley-Ross Signs With TLU/Kalev

Brandis Raley-Ross, who played with the Winston-Salem Wolves during the 2019 season, has signed a new contract with Tallinna Ulikool/Kalev (Estonia) after playing last season in Hong Kong prior to the COVID-19 shutdown across the globe.

Raley-Ross played his college basketball for South Carolina, before starting a pro basketball career that is now in the 11th season, including stints in the NBA G-League.

Raley-Ross will join Emmanuel Wembi on the roster, who was an alternate for the Wolves Red Bull 3×3 tournament team in 2019. Be sure to keep up with all the former or current Wolves and their pro careers elsewhere on our ever-growing list of Winston-Salem Wolves players in the pros.

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Winston-Salem Wolves Bar Code Champion Tee

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• Reflective “C” logo on left sleeve
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