March 30 in Bryant athletic history: 2018

Robinson, Canada, Chumley earn post-season notoriety

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because the look back at each day in Bryant athletic history has been so favorably received during the time when there was no sports during the COVID-19 shutdown, will continue posting past stories of Bryant athletics either posted on (from 2009 to the present) or published in the Bryant Times (from 1998 to 2008).

With very little varsity experience prior to the 2017-18 season, the Bryant Hornets basketball team came on strong from the start and surprised some with a 16-12 overall record, going 7-7 in 7A-Central Conference play, and earning a fourth seed for the Class 7A State Tournament.

They were led by sophomore guard Khalen Robinson and seniors Deron Canada and Sam Chumley who have each been noted with post-season honors.

Robinson, who averaged 15.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 4.1 deflections in his first year with the Hornets, was named all-State and all-State Tournament, along with all-conference.

Canada, a forward, averaged 13.8 points per game, 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists.

Chumley, a forward who played a lot of post defense at 6’4”, averaged 8.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and an assist per game.

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