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Basketball a family affair for Kok brothers at South Christian

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Keegan Kok is a 6-foot-6 senior swingman for South Christian, while younger brother Connor is a sophomore logging major minutes for the same team, and older brother Cody helps coach the freshman squad. (MLive.com)
By Don VanderVeen | Advance Newspapers
on December 21, 2016 10:57 AM

CUTLERVILLE – Basketball has always been a family affair at South Christian High School, and even more so this year for the Kok brothers.

South Christian senior Keegan Kok is a 6-foot-6 guard-forward for the Sailors’ basketball team.

His younger brother, Conner, is a sophomore playing major minutes on the same team.

“Keegan is a great communicator and brings lots of emotion to our team,” South Christian coach Jeff Meengs said. “The brothers enjoy playing together and seeing each other do well.”

Keegan’s and Conner’s older brother, Cody, helps coach the freshman team at South Christian.

It may not always show up in the box score, but Keegan Kok brings a lot of intangible aspects to the floor that makes South Christian a better basketball team.

“Keegan is very long with quick feet, so he can guard perimeter players quite well,” Meengs said. “Keegan is often guarding the other teams’ best perimeter player.”

Both Keegan and Conner also have the ability to put up numbers offensively.

Conner Kok scored 10 points in a 65-49 victory over Unity Christian as the Sailors evened their record at 2-2 heading into the holiday break.

“Keegan and Conner have both worked hard in the offseason to improve their offensive skill sets, and it really helps us in games,” Meengs said.

South Christian returns to action on Jan. 3, when the Sailors host Calvin Christian.

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