From the Coaches

The 2017-18 boys basketball season was a tale of two seasons. As he does every year, coach Givens loaded the front portion of his schedule with several difficult games, with the purpose of challenging the boys early and often. With a very young team, he and his staff most certainly had their work cut out for them. They started the season with 5 straight losses, but in each loss there was evidence of resilience and determination that can't be measured by wins and losses. They finished the season with a 9-14 overall record, 5-3 in conference play, and qualified for the Friends League playoffs for the 14th straight season. The second half of the season was extremely different from the first, because in each of those games, the boys had grown as players as well as individuals who had obtained the knowledge on how to face adversity, take moral victories from each loss, and simply compete at a high level. They had grown up right before the coaching staff's eyes in just a few short months. With the core of the team returning for next season, the sky is the limit!!! The coaching staff would like to thank everyone for it's continued support of ANC basketball!! Onward and Upward!!

ANC Basketball Alumni in Professional Leagues:

Rakeem Christmas (ANC '11) Indiana Pacers (2015- )

Samme Givens (ANC '08) Maccabi Raanana - Israel National League (2015- )
s.Oliver Baskets - Germany ProA (2014-2015)
ALM Evreux Basket - France LNB Pro B (2013-2014)
Aris Leeuwarden - Dutch Basketball League (2012-2013) - Named DBL
Statistical Player of the Year

Warren Gillis (ANC '10)
Glasgow Rocks - British Basketball League (2015 - )

ANC Basketball Alumni in the NCAA

Class of 2014
Darryl Bryant - Cheyney University
Payton Johnson - Selma University

Class of 2012
Dinjiyl Walker - University of Oklahoma
Marcus Gilbert - Fairfield University
Daniel Pittman - Kutztown University

Class of 2011
Rakeem Christmas - Syracuse University
Malcolm Gilbert - University of Pittsburgh, Fairfield University
Jon Riles - University of Tampa, Bloomsburg University
Class of 2010
Warren Gillis - Coastal Carolina University

Class of 2009
Kenny Ross - West Virginia University, Adelphi University, Babson College

Class of 2008
Samme Givens - Drexel University
Larry Loughery - University of Pennsylvania
Clay Penecale - The Catholic University of America

Class of 2007
Khalif Foster - Robert Morris University, West Chester University


Boys Teams | Basketball

The ANC Boys Basketball team consistently represents the excellence of ANC Athletics, and their games draw crowds of spectators from the surrounding community. For up-to-date information and game cancellations, call our Sports Hotline: 267-502-4801.

Friends School League Schedule and Results

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Scores and Recaps 

1/16/19 varsity Solebury - 33 vs. ANC - 60

1/8/19 George - 42 vs. ANC - 63

12/19/18 varsity ANC 62 vs. Hun 39

12/19/18 JV ANC 67 vs. Hun 34

12/18/18 Friends Select - 51 vs. ANC - 77

12/13/18 JV ANC 37 vs Conwell Egan 33

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