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Chandler Starks Download PDF
NAME: Chandler Starks
SCHOOL: Anderson High School
SPORT(S): Basketball-Football
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Winning a state championship
BIRTHDATE: 12/29/2004
HEIGHT: 6'6"-240 lbs.
PARENTS: Keith & Leann
FUTURE GOAL: Make it to the NFL

Anderson High School senior Chandler Starks is a two-sport all-star in basketball and football.

His first three years of varsity basketball, Chandler played for Covington Catholic High School with whom he won a state championship. Last season for the 30-5 Colonels, he averaged a double-double for the season, 11 points-10 rebounds per game to go along with eight assists per game. The Colonels were district champs, regional champs and Kentucky state semifinalists.

Chandler, who is the son of former UC Bearcat and Ursuline girls' basketball coach Keith Starks, was a Northern Kentucky Div. I all-star, second-team all-Northern Kentucky (Enquirer) and was named by the coaches as Northern Kentucky's Defensive Player of the Year.

This season for the ECC tri-champion Anderson Raptors (22-4), he scored 26 points with 11 rebounds vs. Walnut Hills, 23 points with 14 rebounds vs. Milford, 20 points with 10 rebounds vs. Turpin and 19 points with 10 rebounds vs. Loveland. He led the ECC in rebounding, averaging 10.7 per game and assists per game (6.2). In total, he has scored more than 1,000 points in his high school career. He was named ECC Defensive Player of the Year and SWO District Player of the Year by Ohio Sportswriters.

This past season, after not playing football since middle school, Chandler returned to the gridiron with the Raptors and immediately left his mark. On defensive, he racked up 73 tackles (30 of them solo tackles), plus 2.5 sacks and an interception. He had 15.5 tackles for loss. He was named first-team all-ECC, first-team all-city Div. II (Enquirer) and second team all-Southwest Ohio District in Division II. The Raptors were regional runners-up.

A good student with 200+ hours of community service, Chandler has chosen to continue his academic and athletic career at the University of West Virginia. His favorite athlete is LeBron James, favorite entertainer is Kevin Hart, favorite book is 1984, favorite movie is Transformers and most-like-to-meet is Jay-Z.

COACH'S QUOTE – "Competitiveness, passion, and Intensity define Chandler's game. He is a high-level scorer and rebounder but what seems to set him apart is his understanding of the game, and his ability to make others around him better!"
— Frank Brandy, Varsity Basketball Coach

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