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Council to lead Rizers in first ABA campaign
HARVIN COUNCIL IS FLANKED by Palmetto State Rizers co-owners, Devin and Nikia Knox-Lee, after having been named as head coach of the first-year American Basketball Association franchise.
-I (Camden, S.C.) sports editorWhen he purchased the rights to the Palmetto State Rizers’ American Basketball Association franchise, Kershaw County native Devin Lee made a point in trying to keep the operation local.As it turned out, he did not have to look far in searching for the first head coach of the franchise.With the first of two rounds of open tryouts looming, Lee and his wife and Rizers’ co-owner, Nikita Knox-Lee, announced the hiring of former Camden High and Jacksonville University basketball standout Harvin Council as their head coach.Council has been active in coaching AAU basketball teams featuring players from Kershaw County while also having mentored young student-athletes. He said he relishes the opportunity to test his skills on a bigger stage.“I know that it’s going to be a challenge. I’ve never coached at the professional level before but, I understand the game and know what it’s all about,” Council said.