By Matt Smith
If he had to, Conrad Chambers could score 20 points a night and be the focal point on Chester’s basketball team.
Had Tyrell Sturdivant and Mahir Johnson not transferred to Chester or failed to make a significant impact on the scoreboard, Chambers could have been “the man.” After all, being the team leader, both on and off the court, was always part of his job description for the 2013-14 season, one that started with many questions and uncertainties for the Clippers.
As things turned out, Johnson and Sturdivant have been Chester’s best weapons on offense, and are everything that coach Larry Yarbray and his staff had hoped. But their performances have not overshadowed other Clippers who have contributed to the team’s spectacular 25-5 campaign.
Chambers sees a team functioning on the strength of its depth. Role players, such as sophomore guard Khaleeq Campbell, senior forward Brewster Ward, sophomore forward Marquis Collins and freshman forward Jamal Sudan, have pitched in timely baskets, lockdown defense and important minutes for the Clippers in the postseason.
The next wave of great Chester High basketball talent is already here.