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Imhotep Panthers Ready to Growl in New Orleans

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

This is the second in a 16-day installment of previews featuring the 16 teams participating in the Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Basketball Classic January 6 through January 8 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner as well as at Country Day and Archbishop Rummel High Schools. NewOrleans.Com/Sports is an official sponsor of the event.

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With excellent players comes lofty goals and expectations. Both are welcome to IMHOTEP Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Panthers won the 2A state championship in Pennsylvania in 2009 and reached the state semifinals in 2010. With a host of Division one star players returning this season, the sky is the limit for IMHOTEP.

Andre Noble is the only coach the Panthers have ever had. The young school is its 13th year of operation and its 10th in boys basketball. Noble built the program from scratch and the itch for opponents has grown annually as IMHOTEP has become a state power bordering on national stardom. Noble is humbled by the success.

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