Posted On: 04/19/19 3:23 PM

The grassroots basketball season has gotten started and teams are starting to warm up for the spring evaluation weekend. Today we take a look at one of the newer teams in the state, The Lab, which is based out of the Medford area.

Here’s a transcript of a conversation we had with program director Sherman Hunter.

Why did you start your program? How long have you been around?

I started the LAB program based upon providing a vehicle for kids within our community to truly embrace all that life has to offer.  Our program is focused upon the development of our players as people, and community leaders over basketball.  Through basketball we teach our kids the importance of developing their self-confidence, a strong belief system, an appreciation of hard work and what good things life has to offer.

Our program has been in existence since November 2017.

What is the goal of your program for 2019?

To have 10 teams established, and playing within the Adidas Gauntlet for our teams.  More importantly I am motivated to have our program become more and more integrated within the community.  We want to make sure that we can help our players become more

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