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Radford aiming high at Beckley

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Led by junior point man Bryce Radford, the Beckley Flying Eagles find themselves back in state title contention. "Bryce is just like a coach on the floor. You know he's only a junior, but we almost look at him as almost being a senior because he has great basketball knowledge and experience" said head coach Ron Kidd.

Returning to Beckley last year after a brief stint at the prestigious Oak Hill Academy.  Radford says that experience has helped him in many ways. "Getting to be around some of those guys are in the NBA now and in the big time division one. Practicing with them, playing with them, that'll get you better every day and just bringing some of that experience here is good to share with these guys."

Emerging as a top five in the state Kidd says it's clear that Radford has been a difference maker. ''We know he was going to be vital and he was going to be a big part of the team as far as making us the team that we are right now. he runs our offense extremely well, so we knew we could be good with him coming back."

Now under the guidance of coaches Kidd and Dave Barksdale, Radford feels they're helping him take his game to the next level. "Playing for two legends, those are two people that when you step out on the court, you want to win for them. So that means the world to me and I know it means the world to everyone of these guys, so it's a great experience."

And Radford's only goal is to help hang yet another banner inside the Convention Center. "We got 17 of them. we're just trying to get more and more for this city. Not for us, but just for everybody. It brings the whole city together, so for us to do that, that's going to be great and i think we have the team to do it."

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