Kent Basketball continues to reinforce its position as one the premiere prep programs in the northeastern United States, and among the best blends of on court excellence and academic preparation in the country.
Our focus is to attract, challenge and support young men of special character, superior physical talent and intellectual acuity and to nurture those traits in order to help them reach their full potential in all facets of their lives.
The Kent Boys Basketball program is designed to prepare young men to succeed at the college level—athletically, academically, and socially. The list of Kent Basketball alumni who have gone on to play at top-flight college programs, from high-major Division I to high-academic Division III, is long and decorated. College coaches from across the country continue to vigorously recruit members of our program, primarily because they are acutely aware of the athletic and academic preparation our young men receive at Kent.
Kent Basketball operates like a college program with an emphasis on individual skill development, film analysis and, most importantly, incorporating those individual talents into the team concept. At Kent, we will play the game hard and smart and will not be outworked or outsmarted by our opponent.
Coach Paul Lee
Head Coach Paul Lee is a graduate of Columbia University where he was the Captain of the 1986 Lion Basketball team. After a brief career on Wall Street, Lee entered the coaching profession and spent 30 years at the Division I level at such prestigious institutions as Columbia University in the Ivy League and Northwestern University in the Big Ten.
In his words, “our goal is to impart the knowledge and experience gained in those years to the student-athletes at Kent to best prepare them for the rigors that await them at the next level. Our focus is to attract, challenge and support young men of special character, superior physical talent, and intellectual acuity, and to nurture those traits in order to help them reach their full potential in all facets of their life.”
Now in his sixth season in the prep school ranks, Coach Lee continues to build his vision of what a successful program should represent. “Kent basketball operates with an emphasis on individual skill development, film analysis and, most importantly incorporating those individual talents into the team concept. At Kent, we play the game hard and smart, and will not be outworked or outschemed by our opponents.”
Coach Lee utilizes the contacts he made over a thirty-year collegiate career to increase and expand the visibility of those student-athletes who aspire to further their athletic and academic careers beyond their years at Kent.
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