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Coleman, Chandler reach 1,000-point milestone

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Davin Chandler drives to the hoop over two Snow Hill High School defenders during a Jan. 27 home game. Chandler, a junior, scored his 1,000th career point this season on Feb. 20.

Basketball players Davin Chandler and Brycen Coleman set a personal best record by scoring 1,000 career point this season– and they both did it in just three years on the team.

“It feels great, and only doing it in three years is a great accomplishment,” said Coleman, a senior forward on the Stephen Decatur High School varsity squad.

Brycen Coleman scores during a Jan. 27 home game against Snow Hill. He was one of two students this season on the varsity basketball team to log 1,000 career points.

He said what stood out to him during the 2023-24 season was his team’s effort and “just how much we have grown during the season,” Coleman said.

“There are great teams out there, great coaches, that are trying to grow and improve during the season.”

This Seahawk basketball team won 20 games, played in the Bayside conference finals, and went to the state playoffs. The team ended up losing in the state semifinal game.

Coleman said one of the things the team did right this season was holding each other accountable. “Just doing it for each other and making sure the team was giving it their 100 percent, all the time, during practice and games,” he said.

Chandler, a junior guard, said hitting the 1,000-point milestone was “a dream come true.”

“It feels good, you know?” he said. “I have been working my whole life for it and it finally paid off. You must put the work in, you know, day and night, and working out early in the morning with my father.”

Chandler added that he will be back for his senior season to keep playing on the varsity team. He was also honored this year as both the offensive and defensive player of the year for the Bayside Conference.

Head varsity basketball coach Bryon “B.J” Johnson said he enjoyed coaching both boys.

“You know, it’s a blessing to have players that care for their school first,” Johnson said. “They are competitor’s, great competitors, and because of that, you win a lot of basketball games.”

Both Coleman and Chandler also were members of Decatur’s state championship football team.

“It is amazing and it’s crazy,” Coleman remarked of the team’s championship football run, “how much the community has enjoyed it.”

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