Video chat with St Charles College basketball specialist Craig Gilchrist

As we count down to one of the most anticipated basketball matches of the year – St Charles College versus Maritzburg College this Friday, 25 January 2019 – let’s hear it from Saints director of basketball Craig Gilchrist, who is also the national men’s coach and a legendary SA player in his heyday.

Craig certainly has the credentials to hold court on hoops.

Feature image: Craig coaching the SA men’s basketball team.

Craig, is so pleased to spend time with a luminary of South African basketball, an inspiration and influencer to our coaches and aspirant schoolboy basketballers alike.

Let’s start with what was initially question 5; it’s a topic uttermost in the mind of KZN10.comFriday’s official renaming of the revamped Saints basketball centre, culminating in the marquee local derby 6pm night match against Maritzburg College; can you outline the significance of the Friday?



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Craig, Saints’ premier basketball team, lets walk through the downs and ups of 2018.



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As Saints Basketball Specialist, how do you see the health of Saints Basketball as of end 2018 and into the 2019 year?



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St Charles College’s basketball opponents in first term 2019, which KZN schools do you feel are going to test Saints the most?



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The many Saints Basketball fans, what can they look forward to in 2019?



Thanks Craig, much appreciated. I can’t wait for Friday Nite’s Hoops Action. Let’s bang the first buzzer!


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