Chester County Basketball Player Brings His Skills to the Court
A former college basketball player is bringing his skills to courts across Southern Chester County, thanks to his training company HYIQ. 26-year-old Jackson Hyland grew up competing with his brothers, fueling his love for the game.
Hyland’s successful venture into the sport landed him the position of a three-year starter and eventual team captain for the Blue Demons at Kennett High School, scoring more than 1,200 points, writes Richard L. Gaw for the Chester County Press.
His college career proved to also be quite a success, scoring more than 1,400 at West Chester University under coach Damien Blair. He was also honored twice as the men’s basketball player of the year, writes Gaw.
After Hyland’s abundant college career, he went professional in Plymouth, England in 2019. When he moved back to Chester County in 2020, he noticed a dearth of former college basketball players sharing their skills. That’s when HYIQ Basketball was born.
This training company has attracted over 300 players. It involves teaching and training players of all genders from kindergarten through college.
“When I came back home, I began to think, ‘How can I give back, and develop something that I wish I had as a younger player?’” he said.
“‘How can I put kids in a different position who love the game just as much as I do and put them in a place where they can learn more about how to become successful not just in basketball, but successful in life?’”
The training company has since turned into a three-on-three training league and just wrapped up a ten-week season.
Read more about this Chester County-based basketball organization in the Chester County Press.
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