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Rizers to call Camden home
ABA franchise opens inaugural campaign on Friday
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When North Central High graduate Devin Lee and his wife and Lugoff-Elgin graduate, Nikia Knox-Lee, purchased the Palmetto State Rizers, they said it was important that they try and give the American Basketball Association franchise a presence in their home county.The Lees did more than just that. They made Camden home for the first-year team’s home games.Aside from Friday’s season opener with the East Point (Ga.) Jaguars, to be played inside the Camden High gym, the Rizers’ remaining nine home games will be played at E. Clarkson Rhame City Arena on Broad Street in Camden.Former Camden High School and Jacksonville University standout Harvin Council was named as the team’s head coach in the summer. The decision to play the Rizers’ home games in Camden was made earlier this month.Since the basketball court as Rhame City Arena has yet to be laid down, it necessitated the move for the franchise’s first game to be played at Camden High.