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Coach Smith Of The CBC Talks Basketball

Posted Tuesday, June 24, 2008 by CBC
Coach Smith Of The CBC Talks Basketball
Tuesday, 24 June 200822:16
Experience counts when coaching young athletes on the fundamentals of the game and developing their skills to play at the next level.  Coach Ken Smith of the Connecticut Basketball Club (CBC) has that experience and more as he continues his AAU summer for the CBC.  Speaking with Coach Smith I got a better idea of what his team and himself is all about.

Coach Smith is in his 2nd year coaching with the CBC but has been coaching AAU for 19 years.  He also is the 20 year coach of the Windsor High boy’s basketball team in
Windsor, Connecticut.  His Windsor High team is constantly ranked in the top 5 in the state of Connecticut and last year was ranked number 1!
  The CBC, so far this summer, has seen action in the Bob Givens Tournament, which they reached the elite eight, the Rumble in the Bronx saw them get to the semi’s and their BABC Tourney play saw them finish in 3rd place.  July will be a busy month for the team as well participating in such tournaments as the Players Ball, AAU Nationals and the Reebok Classic.  Coach Smith is very confident that his team will perform very well and make a run for the titles in each of those tournaments. Coach Smith is very proud of his team’s performance so far this summer.  Highlighting players like 6’10 center Darryl McCoy, Doug Soutar, Steve Samuels and Dominic Langston.  All of whom have really stepped up their game and have been performing brilliantly this summer.  Steady play from DeShawn Hamlet and Victor Anderson has also paced the team. McCoy is doing exceptionally well this summer and is being courted by school like Kentucky and Miami.  Langston had a break-out game in the GBOA East Regional against the Juice All-Stars, compiling 33 points in a hard fought 2-point loss during the qualifying round of the tournament.  Commenting on their GBOA experience, coach Smith said “the GBOA event was very well run, with a nice venue set-up and great atmosphere.  The individuals’ working the event did an outstanding job and has been one of the best tournaments we’ve played in this summer.” 
Depending on how the wild card picks turn out in July, we hope to see the CBC in August at the Challenge of Champions in Chicago.

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