This award is named in the honor of one of the first Spartan coaches. Player must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.
Braylen Blue & Cullen Rauls
7th Grade Black 2nd Place Mad City Classic!
8th Grade Boys Battle at the Lakes Prep Hoops Circuit Regional Champs
5th Grade Boys NBT Tournament Runner=Ups
The first female Spartan coach was former UW Volleyball player Lisa Hagen.
Candas Smith was the first female Spartan to be named Miss Basketball and be offered a Division 1 scholarship.
Ebony Nettles-Bey was the second Spartan player to be named Tournament MVP at the Miss Basketball Tournament in 2013, Samantha Logic was the first in 2008.
Antwan Richmond was the first Spartan player to dunk in a game as an 8th grader.
The first male coaches of the Madison Spartans were Dennis McClain and Peter Rubin in 1988.
In Memory of Ebony Nettles-BeyThe Madison Spartan Basketball family and the youth basketball community has lost one of it's brightest lights. I chose the word "light' instead of star, because there are many players with elite ability who are stars. Ebony was not only an elite player, she was a game changing "light." She elevated her teammates, brought out the best in her opponent's and earned their respect throughout the state. She was a true ambassador of the game. As her club coach, I had many years to witness this young woman's growth, from the outstanding 4th grade phenomenon, to the well-spoken, gratious and joyful young woman she became. She had just come off one of the best summers of any Spartan player and scholarship offers began to roll in. She was able to attain her life long dream of being offered a division one basketball scholarship from UW Milwaukee. We all know that her dream was altered by her diagnosis of cancer in 2013. Ebony, in her usual way, accepted her new challenge with drive and determination, vowing to return to the game she loved. Ebony, was a true original and we may never see another player like her. She will always be remembered by me, my family, team mates, her Madison Spartan family and the entire basketball community- Ebony we all saw your LightCoach Blue
5th Grade Girls Badgerland Tier II 2nd Place!
Spartan Throwback! Shaka Smart, Jamar Boyd, Anthony Dockery