Fan produces Duke-themed basement with Coach K Court reproduction
Kalan Hooks, ESPNJan 10, 2024, 04:41 PM ET When John Sanders was a kid, his daddy painted a Chicago sports-themed wall in their basement to show his dedication toward the Chicago Bulls and Cubs.Now, Sanders is keeping the sports-themed basement a custom by constructing his own replica of the court at Cameron Indoor Arena, the home of the Duke Blue Devils.The basement appears to be in Tennessee #StayCrazie https://t.co/GjdJtgpUZ2!.?.!— Duke
Guys’s Basketball(@DukeMBB) January 9, 2024 Sanders, a teacher and assistant basketball coach at Trousdale County High School, built the court over the vacation break. He said the project took him 20-30 hours to complete.Those 20-30 hours included Sanders making certain the lines on the court were refined– he freehanded the curved lines but said the rest included a lot of taping
.”I was working on it in between games and after that usually when the kids go to sleep because it was kind of difficult to paint when you have toddlers running around,”Sanders told ESPN.Editor’s Picks The soon-to-be
37-year-old ended up being a Duke basketball fan when he watched the 1994 NCAA Championship, where the Blue Devils played the Arkansas Razorbacks.”As I grew up and determined more about the game [basketball],
I fell in love with the team [Duke] and obviously, Coach K and the method he ran the program [and] coached,” Sanders said.Sanders has a building company on the side that he runs in his leisure time and sees potential in building more courts in the future. “Things like this is enjoyable to do due to the fact that I get to be creative with it and put a little of your discuss it, “he said.