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Brothers become opponents in the Salad City Classic

Unity Christian's Chandler twins square off against older brother and Hudsonville Friday night.
Posted at 11:23 PM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 11:06:45-05

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — Unity Christian sophomore Cameron Chandler shared the scouting report on the Hudsonville senior guard that wears number 14.

"Can't shoot, can't dribble," Cam said. "He's not very special."

Spoken like a true brother. Hudsonville's number 14 is Ryan Chandler, older brother of Cam and Cam's twin brother Drew.

Drew is ready for Ryan's go-to move if he gets matched up up on him when they square off Friday night as the twins' Crusaders host Ryan's Eagles in the Salad City Classic.

Drew says "I'd say the in and out, just get in front of that."

The twins made the varsity this season which made this match up possible, it's a big accomplishment one that big brother, Ryan, takes a lot of credit for.

"Most of it," Ryan said. "For sure."

The Chandler's older sister attended Unity Christian, but Ryan decided in the eighth grade that Hudsonville public was the route that he wanted to take.

Fast forward four years and this is a game that all the brothers are awaiting with great anticipation.

"I would says it is pretty exciting," Ryan said. "The whole family is excited about it. It doesn't happen that often."

"In the driveway it was pretty fun," Cam added. "I never thought that it would be actually in a real game, but now it is and it is pretty special."

The week started off tame at the Chandler house, but the talking has picked up.

"Last night he came in the room talking some trash," Cam said. "We had to pull out the boxing gloves and get some punches going."

As for who the family is rooting for, that seems to be somewhat of a mystery.

"I don't know who they will be cheering for," Drew said. "Hopefully us."

For the winner or winners, there will be no limitations on gloating..

"Forever!" Ryan said. "I'm done after this year. There is no next year for me so I'm going to hold onto this one forever."

"That is going to be tough for him," Cam added. "There is going to be words all the time, if his friends come over, they are going to know."

"We age going to talk about it every week," Drew said. "Every time we see his friends, 'we did this, we won.'"

Hudsonville and Unity Christian will play about 20 minutes after the conclusion of the girls game, which starts at 6 p.m., Friday night.