That said, Cherry will of course note that his players deserve all the credit.
One of those players who has been a big piece of the team's success is senior guard Jaymarree Norton.
"Jay has been a vital piece to building Mission Bay into one of the most respected programs in the city," Cherry said. "He’s really doesn’t get the credit he deserves playing next to one of the top players in the country. He is a lock-down defender and a scoring threat from all over the floor."
According to Cherry, the other players learn from Jay's hard work in the classroom and on the court. "He has continued to lead by example in how hard work pays off," Cherry added.
Beach & Bay Press recently caught up with Norton for an email interview, looking at his contributions to the program.
BBP: What got your interested in playing basketball in high school?
Norton: Playing basketball is what I grew up doing and loved since I was little.
BBP: What are you looking to accomplish both as a team and as an individual this season?
Norton: As far as team aspirations, I want us to achieve our maximum potential, grow, and to accomplish our goals at the end of the season. Individually, I want to be the best player and person I can be at the end of my high school career and go on to the best fit at the next level.
BBP: What do you enjoy doing outside of basketball?
Norton: I don’t have any other hobbies. When I am outside of practice, I usually go to the gym if I am not overwhelmed with too much school work.
BBP: What advice would you give any boy thinking of coming out for basketball next season at MBHS?
Norton: Advice I have for kids considering this school from a basketball perspective is that if you want to be great, and pushed day to day to be your best, this is the perfect place.