Anytime Drew and Cam Selders are near a basketball, they’re competitive – even when they’re on the same team.
“We try to beat each other and stuff,” said Cam Selders. “Who’s the better brother?”
They’ve tried to answer that question for as long as they could dribble a basketball. Drew, a senior, and Cam, a junior, have played one-on-one against each other all their lives.
Now, they’re Morgantown’s leading scorers, helping the Mohigans to a 5-2 record to open the season.
They push each other – and laugh with each other – every time they step onto the court.
“When we come into the gym, it’s all business. We don’t mess around,” said Cam Selders. “At the end, when we know we’re going to win, we can mess around and stuff.”
So far this season, head coach Dave Tallman says the Selders have made their teammates better, too.
“It’s amazing. Drew is the little guard, and Cam is the bigger, younger brother, but they do have a special bond,” said Tallman. “They push each other, and they bring it. They love basketball. They’re gym rats. It’s nice to have a partner to go to the gym with.”
Added Drew Selders: “In the summer, we went to the gym pretty much every day, got shots up and pushed each other.”
Because they work so much together, these brothers always know where to find each other on the court.
“We grew up together, so we can give each other the ball and know what we’re going to do,” said Cam Selders.
In Tuesday’s win over Wheeling Park, Cam tied for the team lead with 16 points, Drew added nine points and teammate Lamar Haskins finished with a double-double.
Tallman can tell his team is growing together – almost like a family.
“The nucleus of this team is good. The work ethic is great,” said Tallman. “These guys love each other. They hang out off the court. I know it’s cliché, but they really do. They’re best friends, and they’re working at it.”