High School Tradition
All in the family: Peavy trio makes it a special time at Dekaney
Originally appeared on Vype.com.
It was always his dream to get the opportunity to coach his sons. David Peavy – who is in his third year at Dekaney High School – enters his second season of getting to do just that. DJ is a senior, while Micah enters his sophomore campaign.
“It’s really unbelievable,” David said. “It’s something I been wanting to do since I started coaching.”
In 2014, DJ was a freshman at Steele High School in San Antonio and was the starting point guard. Sitting in the stands watching was David.
David had stepped back from coaching for the year and was serving as the athletic director of Akins High School in Austin.
Following his freshman season, DJ approached his dad about coaching him in high school.
The duo headed east to Houston and landed at Dekaney High School. This gave them the father- son, coach-player combo they had dreamed of.
“Playing for my dad can be hard at times but at the end of the day I know he wants the best for me,” DJ said. “And both of us are trying to do the same thing – win.”
Since the 2015-2016 season, David and DJ have been together on the court. Last year Micah moved up to the high school level and joined the group.
“Being able to have my dad and brother as my biggest supporters and my biggest critics makes me even better,” DJ said. “That is the best part to me.”
Last season for Dekaney, DJ averaged 14.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. DJ only trailed University of Texas football commit Malcolm Epps in points per game and was fourth on the team in rebounds.
DJ recently committed to Mercer to continue his basketball career.
“Whenever I went on my visit to Mercer I felt it was a perfect fit,” DJ said. “Love the style of play, opportunity to play right away and a chance to win.”
With this being DJ’s senior year, David said he is happy with where he is at heading into it.
“I don’t know what it is going to be like when we start getting a little closer to the end,” David said. “Everything just feels good. I feel comfortable with his development as a player and as a young man to this point.
I’m excited for him in his senior year that he has a chance to do something special here at Dekaney.”
Despite this being his last year and already committed to play college basketball, DJ said he still sees things he needs to improve on.
“I have to improve being a better vocal leader,” DJ said. “The past two years we had people who were, and now I have to step up and be that guy for the team.”
When asked about his ultimate goal for his senior year, the answer just took three words.
“To win state,” DJ said.
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