Thursday, 06 December 2018 00:04

Hermon boys basketball believes strong nucleus, family ties can bring success

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HERMON - Hermon boys basketball dribbles and shoots with a certain swagger.


“I’m really excited for this season - think we’re going to come in and just take over again one game at a time.”

A gold ball repeat will look different - instead of a Keenan Marseille - the Jacob Godfrey dunk show.

It’ll have to be spearheaded by Isaac Varney - it’s quiet and less flashy star.

“As you get older you start to understand the importance of serving your team and expanding your leadership.”

Varney and his coach see eye to eye.

“Knowing that if you do good and if you play harder on teammate then in turn you’re going to make them better.”

So what pushes a team from good to great - what’s the difference between a gold ball - second place medal?

It may be family roots

“I’d say Roger likes to calm it down a little bit he slows it down for us and coach is more get to the point.”

The legendary Bangor coach has been assisting his son at Hermon for the last half decade or so.

“When we were opposite each other you know when it was Bangor Brewer games the week that we played we didn’t really speak a lot at Sunday dinner.”

Sunday dinners are now amicable - as the father son duo look to lead Hermon to its second straight gold ball.

“We have a lot of coffee and talk a lot of basketball and draw a lot of stuff and certainly being able to rely on 40 plus years of coaching experience is certainly to our benefit every night.”

Andrew Badillo

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Andrew Badillo joined the ABC 7 and FOX 22 sports team in August 2017.

Before ABC 7 and FOX 22, Andrew graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in broadcast journalism. At Quinnipiac, Andrew was a...