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Elected in 1988 … graduated from Suffern H.S. in 1949 … a second-team All-County basketball player who averaged 9.8 points per game to help lead the Mounties to their fourth straight Rockland PSAL title in 1948 … also lettered in baseball as a pitcher and first baseman … at Cortland State, he led his team to 29 consecutive victories and established a school scoring record (since broken) of 16.6 points per game … Becraft went on to star in local amateur basketball leagues … in 1956, he averaged 40 points per game, and in 1957 he led County Welding to the league crown by averaging 29 points per game … that same year, he led a Rockland all-star unit against the New York Knicks; Becraft outscored the Knicks’ renowned Connie Simmons in that game … he once scored 56 points in a game.