Posted On: 07/18/19 1:06 PM

KFD's backyard basketball court was full of 2022's & 2023's this spring, leading up to Nike's Tournament Of Champions in Chicago.  KFD Swish hikes up the learning curve every year with home hoops against all-comers, male & female, and challenging road trips to high level tournaments, like Meltdown, Summer Jam, and Nike.

Kaycee Groves 2022 (Faith HS) Looks Over Her BIG #23 assignment - Photo by Lee Cummins

Such preparation proved out against teams from New England, Iowa, Maryland, and the DC area. Four wins and a single loss, to Kentucky Premier, which won the overall Pierre division championship. Best mark in wins at Chicago, so far. The Black Hills squad's scrappy work ethic in-and-around the paint kept easy baskets to a minimum. What a great formula for success. Swish is in the top 15u division at Meltdown this weekend; gotta love it!

KFD Swish features an interesting mix from Rapid City (4), Sturgis (2), and one each from Philip, Faith, Hill City, and Spearfish. Three years of summer travel ball jelled their assorted skills into a cohesive unit, which can exhibit snappy passing, full tilt board work, and

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