Former St. Anthony basketball players gathered collectively to get hold of awards offered by way of the girls and boys club of Hudson County.
The Brian C. Doherty group carrier Award turned into presented to the gamers at Liberty residence past this month. Doherty become the first coordinator of the club's basketball program in 1987 and paved the way for hundreds of young gamers, many of whom went on to play ball in faculty.
This 12 months's recipients, all former club members, have been:
— Rashon Burno, who received 4 consecutive state newbie Athletic Union championships with the club and performed on the national championship team for St. Anthony in 1996. Bruno is the assistant coach for the Arizona State basketball group beneath former Friar excellent Bobby Hurley.— Carlos Cueto, who changed into named essentially the most constructive participant at the countrywide AAU match in 1990 and performed on St. Anthony's state championship groups in 1991 and 1993.— Ned Felton, who played for the club's Biddy Basketball state championship group in 1989, the country wide AAU championship crew in 1990, and St. Anthony's state championship teams in 1993 and 1995.— Anthony Perry, who won 4 consecutive state titles with the membership's AAU group, played on the St. Anthony's state and country wide championship crew, and later moved on to play basketball for Georgetown institution.— Tennyson Whitted, who played for the club's 1994 Biddy Basketball state championship team, become a degree safeguard for St. Anthony, and changed into inducted into the Ramapo college Basketball corridor of repute. Whitted is at the moment a brand new Jersey State Trooper.— The club's 1991 national title-profitable AAU crew.
Gary Greenberg, executive director of the club, observed the men honored are the "ultimate instance" of "a success function fashions in society."
They had been chosen, he mentioned, as a result of they signify the values, the late Doherty, as a train, instilled in them.
This changed into the first yr pupil athletes have been honored on the ceremony and Greenberg pointed out he become stuffed with feelings to see so a lot of his former club members come together to have a good time the things they have got achieved over the last two decades. He brought the country wide profitable group celebrates its twenty fifth anniversary of the victory this yr.
"All i will say is, it become doubtless one of the vital special evenings I've ever event," he mentioned.