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Albany Tech opens practice with a bang

October 1, 2007

Albany -- The brand-new Albany Tech basketball team was able to practice for the first time Monday, and held a midnight madness-type celebration at the Lockett Station gym in Albany.

Head coach Sylvester Patterson says, "They're running up the court, flying, dunking, shooting three-pointers, and we just want the crowd to get a chance to see what we got."

Former Crisp County standout Ken Williams reigned supreme in the dunk contest.

"When I get in the air, it seems like I'm flying," says Williams.

Patterson adds, "I mean, the guy can really get up."

Albany High school Alum Brian Chatmon won the 3-point competition, making his first eight shots in the championship round.

Chatmon says, "Those kids out there can really shoot the ball, and it was nice to know I can go out there and shoot with them."

"He even shot a couple left handed," says Patterson.  "He's a really good shooter."

The Titans are expecting a lot of highlight-reel plays this year.

"We're going to throw a lot of lob's," says Patterson. "If the guys can get up and down the court, we want them to dunk the ball. We want to please the crowd."  

The Titans will play their first game of the year Saturday, November 1st.

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