KFHS offers prep for hoops

Published 11:44pm Tuesday, June 10, 2014

King’s Fork High School will welcome 10 basketball teams from around the area to participate with the Bulldogs in the King’s Fork Summer League.

The league’s regular season will begin June 12 and run through July 10, with playoffs scheduled for July 15 and 17.

KF coach Josh Worrell said he hopes the league will provide all the teams involved with “some good competition night-in and night-out.”

He noted how the league gives coaches a special opportunity to get a glimpse at who will step up when the winter season comes about.

This has never been more of a priority for Nansemond River High School coach Ed Young. He said the 2014-15 Warriors team will easily be the youngest in his 11 years at the helm and perhaps the youngest in school history. King’s Fork lost its top 10 out of 13 players from last season.

“We’re really putting together a whole new team,” he said. “You’ve got a lot of kids we need to look at this summer, so we’ll probably play two big handfuls of kids.”

Young said the Nansemond River program is typically in a more dominant position and defending championships.

“It’ll be a different perspective,” he said. “Now we’re really going to have to go chase it.”

King’s Fork’s roster will be largely unchanged. Though Worrell said the Bulldogs played well last season, he hopes they will use the summer league to fine tune some things and get the team back to the high level it has played at previously.

“I look forward to seeing what some of these guys are capable of doing,” he said.

Each night will feature at least six games and as many as eight. The entry fee for all ages is $2 per night.

For a complete schedule for the season, visit tinyurl.com/oabp47y.

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