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Ardrey Kell Varsity Men's Basketball

Regular Season Winter 2017
Winter 2017 x Regular Season

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2015 Western Regional Champions!

FLASHBACK: Luke Stankavage winning shot vs. West Meck!

David Kasanganay's Buzzer Beater! (posted 3/4/18)

Flashback: Kameron Flynn with game winner at Hough!

Flashback: Luke Stankavach sends Myers Park game to OT!


The AK men's basketball team flew under the radar all year to a 23-6 record. Let by seniors David Kasanganay and Harper Hendricks, the Knights made a magical run to the Sweet Sixteen. It was the Knight's fifth time making the Sweet Sixteen and the first time the Knights did not advance to the Elite Eight when making it this far.  

The Knights won the conference tournament in an epic game on a buzzer beater by David Kasanganay. The shot set off a frenzy in the Kastle in which the students stormed the court and celebrated the championship.

AK won 20 games for the 6th time in school history, and the fourth time in six years (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2018). The Knights will return 11 players next year.


Knights 13-4 heading to short break (posted 1/13/18)

AK is 13-4 after playing over Christmas and into January.  The Knights won the Hickory Tavern/Chick-fil-a Blakeney shoot out before Christmas by defeating Covenant Day and Metrolina Christian. 
The Knights then won the Ashbrook Holiday Hoopfest by defeating East Meck, Vance, and Hopewell. 
AK will be back in action on Friday night at home vs. Providence.  

Knights stand at 7-1 and 3-0 in league play (posted 12/13/17)

The AK Knights are currently 7-1 and 3-0 in the league. The Knights will play a key conference game at Harding on Friday night. 

Knights win OT Thriller vs. Myers Park (posted 11/19/17)

The AK men's basketball team won Friday night against Myers Park in dramatic fashion. Sophomore Luke Stankavage knocked down a 3 at the buzzer to tie the game and take it to OT.  The Knights then outscored the Mustangs 13-3 in OT. Stankavage had 19 points to lead the Knights, followed by David Kasanganay with 17 and Christian Pickens had 10 points and 10 rebounds. The Knights are 2-0 on the young season.

Knights win opener at Marvin Ridge (posted 11/16/17

AK opened the season with a win at Marvin Ridge on Tuesday night. David Kasanganay had a career high 29 points.  Christian Pickens picked up a double double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Harper Hendricks and Luke Stankavage each chipped in with 11 points. The knight play Myers Park at home on Friday.


David Kasanganay headed to Navy

Kasanganay Headed to Navy! (posted September 25, 2017)

David Kasangany will be headed to the Naval Academy next season. The senior co-captain committed to the Midshipman over the weekend on his official visit. "I could not be more proud of David. He has worked really hard and now will be rewarded by achieving his dream of playing D1 basketball," said Coach Craft. 
David will be the 20th college basketball player from Ardrey Kell. 

2017 Senior Graduates!

Seniors Graduate at Bojangles Coliseum

100%--all four seniors will play college basketball! (Posted 4/26/17

The senior class for AK basketball will all play at the next level. We are proud to announce these signings:

Wes Morgan (North Florida)
Jeremy Littlejohn (Roanoke College)
Jerod Carrier (Augusta)
Anthony Turnbow (College of New Rochelle)

We are proud that these young men have worked hard and made good grades and willl be able to play in college.  With these four additions, AK will have 18 college basketball players in their history.

    AK Knights College Basketball Players (20 and counting!)

    Kevin Davis Presbyterian/Lenoir-Rhyne
    Miguel Cardona-UNC JV
    Kendal Smith-UNC JV                                   
    Alex Watkins-Lenoir-Rhyne                         
    Justin Cheek-High Point                                 
    Cameron McQueen-Wofford                       
    TJ Cox-Covenant                                           
    Tate Small-Queens
    Markel Pollard-Belmont Abbey                       
    Steven Santa Ana-Elon
    Devin Cooper-Radford                                   
    Josh Freund-Randolph/Roanoke
    Rhyle Scott-Randolph                                     
    Seth Davis-Lenoir-Rhyne
    Luke Lawson-Army                                         
    Wes Morgan-North Florida/Lees McRae
    Jared Carrier-Augusta                                   
    Jeremy Littlejohn-Roanoke
    Anthony Turnbow-C. of New Rochelle           
    David Kasanganay-Navy


    "The Shot Heard 'Round North Carolina." Steven Santa Ana

    "The Shot Heard 'Round North Carolina." Steven Santa Ana's winning shot in the regional finals in 2015.

    Co-captains David Kasanganay and Harper Hendricks



    2016-2017 hi-lite video

    Decade Hi lite film

    Check out the "Decade hi lite film" below.  Coach Craft wants to thank everyone for their contributions during the first decade of AK basketball!

    Decade hi lite video

    Watch the 2014-2015 Highlight video below!

    You can watch all the highlights of the 2014-2015 season including the state championship game in the Dean Dome. Just click play below!

    2014-2015 Highlight Video

    School Information

    Address: 10220 Ardrey Kell Road
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    Directions to AKHS

    Phone: 980-343-0860
    Fax: 980-343-0862

    Team Information

    Mike Craft

    Mike Craft

    Head Coach

    Coaching Staff

    Chris Wilcox (Assistant coach)
    Miguel Cardona (Assistant coach) 
    Justin Cheek (Assistant coach




    Knights Win Sectional Title in 2014!

    Visit the Hickory Tavern

    Thank you to Brad Smith for all his support over the years!

    Visit Chick fil a at Blakeney

    Thank you to Barry McAllaster and Chick fil a at Blakeney!

    A Special Thank You!

    AK basketball would like to thank Eric Smith for all his support over the years!

    Watch the 2013-2014 Highlight Video here!

    Watch the 2012-2013 highlight video here!