Camp basketball’s first-ever home game set for Nov. 5

Published 2:47 pm Friday, November 3, 2023

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The inaugural season of the men’s basketball program at Camp Community College opened Wednesday, Nov. 1, with the Hurricanes earning a 66-62 road victory over host Richard Bland College in Petersburg.

A CCC news release noted the home opener for the Hurricanes will be Sunday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. against Penn State Wilkes-Barre. All Camp home games will be held at the gym at Lakeland High School in Suffolk. Admission is $5.

Franklin Chatman is the head coach for Camp. He played college basketball at Virginia State University, has 20 years of experience with coaching and player development, and more than 120 college victories at American National University, Stratford University, and Newport News Shipbuilding’s The Apprentice School.

He has also coached at Nansemond River High School, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy and for a 16-U Nike Elite traveling team. He has worked with more than 20 athletes who have played a professional sport, including Dorian Finney-Smith, Mike Scott and Kent Bazemore, all of whom played in the NBA.

“We are excited about this first, historic home game on Nov. 5,” said Jeff Zeigler, CCC director of institutional advancement. “We hope the community will support us in our first game.”