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South Kent has placed a renewed focus on its basketball program with additional resources to coaches and players. The program is now fielding three different teams – prep, varsity and junior varsity. The prep team is the school’s elite players–10-12 players of the highest caliber. The 30+ game schedule is played competing at the highest level of prep school basketball, against teams in the A division.
Where have our Cardinals flown?
In the last 10 years, South Kent has sent 6 alumni and 8 former students to the NBA, over 60 alumni to NCAA Division I universities and numerous alumni to professional leagues overseas for basketball.
Click here to see where South Kent student-athletes have continued their careers.
Playing hard and playing together is what South Kent Basketball is all about. We will create offense from our defense and look to score early and often. We will run the floor and always look to make the extra pass. We will play as a team and win as a team. The idea is to prepare these young men for the challenges of competing in Division I collegiate basketball. Keeping that in mind, we will run every aspect of our program as such and the members of the program are provided quality instruction with access to state-of-the-art facilities. Practices, individual instruction and the weight-training programs will be conducted at the highest levels. Athletes will be challenged daily and will improve at South Kent School. Our goal is to continue to produce quality students and quality athletes.
Head Coach Bill Barton
Coach Barton came to SKS from the University of Pittsburgh of the Atlantic Coast Conference and has been a Division I assistant or associate head coach for the past nine seasons. Prior to joining the NCAA ranks, Barton worked at Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, MA and the Tilton School in Tilton, NH. He has coached over 70 players who went on to become Division I college athletes, a number we know he will be adding to here at South Kent. During his prep school run, he also led Notre Dame Prep to back-to-back National Championships to conclude the 2006 and 2007 seasons and finished with a total record of 255-66 in Fitchburg.
To view or purchase professional photos of the Prep Basketball team visit our Smugmug page HERE.