Posted On: 08/15/19 3:54 PM

Over the last three seasons, Wellington has played in the state tournament.

The Wolverines fell to Osceola in the Class 9A state title in March, lost to Oak Ridge the year prior and lost in the state semifinals in 2016-17 to Osceola. In fact, over the last five seasons, Wellington has posted a 137-19 record, winning a state title 57-56 over Hagerty in 2015.

Now in Class 7A, 2020 6'1", 165-pound guard De'ante Perez says he thinks this Wellington squad will shock a lot of people this year.

Perez averaged 6.5 PPG in 14 appearances with the varsity squad.

"Last season, many people didn’t think we would go as far as we did. We had a lot of haters and people who didn’t believe in us but we took that as motivation and locked in," Perez told Prep Hoops. "A lot of people are doubting us this season because we lost a lot of seniors but don’t sleep on us this year. We are coming."

He says he really grew as a scorer over the last year.

"Coach [Matt] Colin made me a better person off and on the court. Also, my assistant coach John [St. Juste]

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