Posted at: 12/06/2012 5:35 PM
Updated at: 12/06/2012 7:52 PM
By: Robin De Wind
They will be the team to watch at home and possibly across the country. The Bishop Kearney Basketball team is poised to be a national powerhouse.
It's one step at at time for the Bishop Kearney Kings who say they just want to win sectionals, but don't be fooled, this team stacked with NCAA prospects have plans to make some noise this season.
Bishop Kearney will be a team local basketball lovers will want to stop and see this season. But they will only have four chances. The Kings play only four of their 18 games on their home court.
Jon Boon, Bishop Kearney Boys Basketball Coach, said, “Some of it was getting invited to tournaments.”
The teams travels across New York State and to New Jersey, Ohio and Massachusetts this season, playing against nationally ranked players. But with a lineup that includes 6'9” sophomore Thomas Bryant, junior center Godspower Ogide and 6'10” senior forward Chinonso Obokoh, a Syracuse recruit, why not try to compete on a higher level.
Boon said, “It's kinda been the goal to see where we stack up against some of the better teams.”
With a front court that can match up against just any team, it's no surprise the role players are just as good.
Antwoine Anderson, senior, said, “It's good to have 6' 10”, 6' 9” its hard to choose which one to pass to. If this was any other team you might get turnovers but it's nice to pass to these guys you know they're going to catch it.”
The Kings bumped up from Class C to Class AA and embrace the new challenge to show the nation what they can do.
Anderson said, 'Every time we play we want people to know we're not just playing for Bishop Kearney but for Rochester.”
The Kings have waited to start their season. Their first game is this Friday at Niagara Falls. They play home next Saturday against Albany Academy.