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Meet the crew who's been on the sidelines since the beginning (KFSN)

In sports stats can tell a story and since 2005 bringing that story has been on the shoulders of a core group who sit courtside at Selland Arena every March.

Troy Wagner and Ramiro Chavez are at the core of what makes the Central Section High School Basketball Championships at Selland Arena run so smooth, providing updated stats for the media covering the games.

"The kids always like to see there name on the box score on the paper and to have a stat sheet with their name on it just like they do in college is a big deal," said tournament statistician Troy Wagner.

Since the Championships began in 2005, Selland Arena has been center stage for some of the area's biggest stars.

"The tournament has grown there has been a lot of talent that's come up and the most thing I remember from here was watching the Lopez brothers play and Quincy Pondexter and all those good players," said tournament statistician Ramiro Chavez.

While those players are currently in the NBA, the chance to play in a big arena is once in a lifetime for most.

"The best part about this is, 97 percent of these student athletes are not going to play in this kind of an arena. So why are we not giving that 97 percent an opportunity to have an experience of a lifetime," said Bob Kayajanian.

An experience that annually is nothing but net.

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