No. 4 Naser Motley, maneuvers around a defender with handles on the ball.
No. 4 Naser Motley, maneuvers around a defender with handles on the ball.
Jason Leung

High school basketball rivalry transforms into team unity at Edmonds

Pierre and Motley pack a one-two punch for the Tritons

It’s a story of high school basketball rivals turned teammates as Josiah Pierre and Naser Motley have come together at Edmonds College. Once adversaries representing Mariner and Kamiak schools they now lead the Edmonds College Men’s Basketball team as they begin their journey in the Northwest Athletic Conference North Region.

Two years ago the basketball courts in Mukilteo School District witnessed competition between Motley, a standout senior from Mariner and Pierre, an impressive junior from Kamiak. Their individual achievements, including Motley earning first team All Area honors and Pierre receiving team All 4A recognition set the stage for a fierce rivalry. Now in a turn of events they wear the same jersey colors and share a common goal.

Pierre, a talented freshman wing standing at 6 foot 5 inches tall has made an impact at Edmonds College. With an average of 18.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game his scoring efficiency and defensive skills have been invaluable to the Tritons success. Meanwhile after taking a redshirt season year Motley has seamlessly transitioned into the role of point guard with his playmaking abilities and leadership on display.

Their partnership has already shown results as Edmonds College starts off their season with a record. As they prepare to enter the NWAC North Region, Pierre and Motley’s remarkable story of transitioning from high school rivals to college teammates truly embodies the essence of sportsmanship.

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As a photojournalist, my main goal is to capture visually engaging and impactful images that tell stories and inform the public. I am a skilled photographer with a deep passion for storytelling, and I understand the importance of staying up-to-date on current events and social issues. My responsibilities as a photojournalist include researching and covering news events, creating visual stories, and working closely with editors to produce high-quality content for both online and print publications. I am comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, and I thrive under pressure. I am a dedicated and driven professional who is committed to producing the best possible work and making a meaningful contribution to the field of photojournalism.

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