Posted On: 02/3/20 10:15 AM

There’s been a lot of changes in the Kempsville basketball organization over the past few years, something that I have been following closely as an alumni of both the school and the basketball program. The two time former Head Coach Taft Hickman stepped down in the middle of last season, and after an extensive interview process they landed on former Booker T. Washington coach Darren Sanderlin to take the job.

Saunderlin took over a Chiefs’ team that had it’s ups and downs, but also had a young group of players who have gelled together over the past few years, led by junior wing Dominic Stanford. The 6’4” wing had blossomed over his sophomore campaign and over the summer, and Saunderlin says he believes that if he continues to work he’s got a chance to be a very good player moving forward.

“He’s a pleasure to coach,” Sanderlin said. “He really wants to get better and he’s really trying to understand the intricate parts of the game. He has a high skill level and is an impressive athlete, but as a junior he still has a maturation process to go through. As he continues to mature, he’s going to

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