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Elected in 1989 … attended Haverstraw H.S., 1951 to 1954 … one of the best basketball players ever to come out of Haverstraw … made varsity as a freshman in the 1951-52 season … earned first-team All-County honors in his sophomore and junior campaigns … was Haverstraw’s leading scorer for three straight years … in football, he made The Journal-News All-County squad three times, 1952, 1953 and 1954 … in semipro basketball, he played with such teams as St. Peter’s, Bondell’s Jewelers, Pedersen’s Sparklers, Garnerville American Legion, the famed Letchworth Big Five, the Rockland County All-Stars, Vernon June Builders, and the Dumont (N.J.) Taggarets … he made first-team All-Rockland County in the Rockland County Basketball League three straight years: 1954, 1955 and 1956 … in the Rockland County Invitational Tournament, he was chosen to the All-Star team in 1954-55 … earned Most Valuable Player honors in the Letchworth Big Five Tournament and also was Most Valuable Player at one time for the Rockland County League All-Stars … in semipro football, he played as a back and linebacker for the Haverstraw Vets, and as a linebacker for the Westchester Crusaders.