The high-scoring and hard-defending Dynamic Duo of Robert Haney and Sekoe White have committed to play for the Indy Hawks for the 2013-14 basketball season. Both recently led the New Mexico Zia to the 2013 USADB Championship and the 2013 Deaflympics USA Men’s Team to the Bronze medal in Bulgaria.
Haney now enters his third stint with the Hawks, having played with them in 2001-02 and 2007-2010. In his latter years, he led them to three consecutive USADB championship games, capturing the first two. From 2007 to 2009, he was named the USADB’s Most Valuable Player given his dominating performances those seasons beginning with the DC East Zone, whom he led to the 2007 USADB championship before beginning his run with the Hawks.
White, the reigning USADB Most Valuable Player, will be the team’s Restricted Free Agent (RFA) while he continues his duties at the Mississippi School for the Deaf where he doubles as the Boys Basketball coach for the Bulldogs. White, after an illustrious career at Gallaudet University, led the North Virginia (NVCD) to the USADB Championship in 2010 before playing for the New Mexico team. This recent summer, he led the USA team in scoring.
Both combo guards have veteran savviness and leadership that will help the Hawks look to rebound from last season’s 4th place finish at the Philadelphia Nationals. Veterans Brian Bippus, Edlin Dorn and Keith Westhoelter along with Kyle Bingham, the 6’1 guard who made a huge splash last season in his rookie year, are expected to return.