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SKSIBL A New Tradition That Lasted

  At South Kent School, our long standing traditions are crucial to maintaining a strong culture and enduring the school’s 100-year history. At the same time, as the world and educational landscape changes, new traditions must evolve. In 2022, in the wake of COVID, Fifth Form student Griffin Davis started a new tradition that further … Read more

The Rise of Elmarko Jackson ’23: All-American Man

By Raijon Dispensa ’24 & Tom Johnson Elmarko Jackson, South Kent’s first-ever McDonald’s All-American, continues to impress the basketball world at every stage of his career, showcasing his athleticism at the guard position and becoming a reliable leader at such a young age. Already an impact player at Kansas, Jackson’s success on the court is … Read more

February Cardinal of the Month

With the calendar turning to March, the South Kent School nominated Jackson Southerland as the second ever Cardinal of the Month. Throughout the Development Basketball season, Jackson has been a steady, reliable scorer, lighting it up from deep and exhibiting advanced maturity through quality decision making with the basketball. On Senior Day, Jackson captivated the … Read more

The History of South Kent Basketball

THE CARDINAL WAY: 50 YEARS HISTORY OF SOUTH KENT BASKETBALL South Kent School’s basketball program stands out as a symbol of athletic prowess and commitment to excellence.  Located in Brown Gym, and coached by basketball icon, Raphael Chillious, South Kent hoops is a leader on the national stage. South Kent Basketball was founded 1973 It … Read more

Basketball 2023-24 Senior Day

Congratulations to our Basketball 2023-24 Seniors! Luke Razi #2- Washington, D.C. Ollie Jones #3- Middletown, DE Jacob Hogarth #5- Brooklyn, NY Xander Booker #10- Durham, NC Ben Eisendrath #11- Los Angeles, CA Folabomi Fayemi #12- Chicago, IL Nate Guerengomba #13- Prosper, TX Parby Musongela #15- Democratic Republic of Congo Isaiah Chappell #20- Los Angeles, CA … Read more

Annual Student-Faculty Basketball Game Showdown

Thursday night was South Kent’s annual Student-Faculty Basketball Game, a hillside tradition.  The highly anticipated student-faculty basketball game brings together students and faculty for an evening of friendly competition, camaraderie, and spirited fun. As the sun sets on the Hillside, the basketball court becomes the stage for an epic showdown, with the school community coming … Read more

John DeGroat, Head Development Basketball Coach, Assistant Prep Basketball Coach

John DeGroat joined South Kent School as the Assistant Prep Basketball Coach and Head Development Team Coach in the fall 2022-2023 academic year. DeGroat received his Associate Degree at Northeastern Community College before earning his Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice from the University of Pittsburgh. Having competed professionally overseas for over 15 years, … Read more

Raphael Chillious, Head Coach, Director of Basketball & Chief Athletic Officer

Coach Raphael Chillious first term at South Kent School was from 2003-2008, during which time he was the architect of the School’s basketball program and the driving force behind its rise to national prominence.  Learn more about the History of South Kent Basketball. He led the early Prep Basketball teams to national rankings every year … Read more

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