Scholastic Roundup: 1 Point God was missing

August 5, 2022 Andy Furman
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Richard Kosik, the PSAL Advocate, watched New York City Point Gods on SHOWTIME last week with a keen eye.

“One glaring exclusion from the list of point guards,” he said, “was Sebastian Telfair who led Lincoln to three New York City PSAL Championships. And, I believe two state titles.”

Telfair was the leading scorer in New York State history until he was passed by a fellow Lincoln High Railsplitter – Lance Stephenson.

“He’s the only one of the Point Gods to go straight to the NBA as a lottery pick after high school, when he was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics,” Kosik said.

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The only explanation that makes sense, according to Kosik, is the production didn’t want to feature Telfair’s run-ins with the law and 2019-20 gun possession and his sentencing – which is currently being appealed and investigated by the arresting officers and subsequent investigation.

“Other than that,” he added, “it was a great trip down memory lane.”

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After 16 years, Angela Price has retired as Bishop Loughlin High’s Athletic Director. She plans to continue teaching Physical Education at the school and coach the varsity bowling team and junior varsity softball squad.

Xaverian High product Mike Longabardi has been named Assistant Coach of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks. Previously, he served on the staffs of the Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics. He won two NBA titles as an assistant – the Cavaliers in 2016 and the Celtics in 2008.

Brooklyn College’s Chanel Jemmott has been picked as one of two City of New York Athletic Conference nominees for NCAA Woman of the Year. Baruch’s Lauren Kraker was also selected for the distinguished honor.

A two-sport athlete, Jemmott played four seasons of softball for the Bulldogs and was a regular starter for the team.

In her final season with the women’s basketball team, the Leon M. Goldstein High School grad earned her third WBCA Honorable Mention All-American nod, her second-straight CUNYAC Player of the Year award, and was named the All-Met Writers Division III Player of the Year.

This past season she became BC’s all-time leading scorer (1,688 points) and all-time leading rebounder (1,144 rebounds). She helped the team to their third conference championship in her four seasons and first NCAA Tournament win in 2022.

The award ceremony will take place during the NCAA Convention in January.

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Carl Christian will serve as Interim Executive Director for the City University of New York Athletic Conference during the  2022-23 academic year. 

Six Medgar-Evers Cougars were honored for their outstanding efforts in the classroom during the Spring, 2022 semester, including men’s basketball’s Omar Bassiouni and Chris Edosomwan, men’s indoor and outdoor track and field’s Dutch-Jean Gael and Garron Thomas, women indoor track and field’s Kiara Melville and woman’s outdoor track and field’s Kalisa McKenzie.

The CUNYAC Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes across all 13 member institutions who participated in a fall varsity-level sport and own a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or-better on a 4.0 scale.

The Medgar-Evers Department of Athletics is now accepting applications for the position of Head Men’s Volleyball Coach.

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Brooklyn’s St. Joseph’s University women’s basketball team was recognized for their efforts in the classroom as the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced the 2021-22 Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll.

Head Coach Tom Flahive’s squad maintained a collective 3.190 grade-point-average for the 2021-22 academic year and was one of three Skyline Conference teams to be recognized. It was the first time the team received the honor as the WBCA gave special mention for the first time to every team that maintained the 3.0 threshold.

Brooklyn College’s women joined St. Joseph’s – the Bulldogs closed out the 2021-22 academic year with a 3.417 GPA – graduate forward Chanel Jemmott led the way with a 3.775 GPA while pursuing her master’s degree in Business Administration.

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St. Francis College’s men’s soccer program was recognized with the United Soccer Coaches College Team Academic Award. This is the third consecutive year the Terriers received the award.

United Soccer Coaches honors teams each year that post a “team grade-point-average of 3.0 or higher.” St. Francis is one of 220 collegiate men’s soccer teams to be recognized.

Happy belated birthday to former Lafayette High basketball coach Gil Fershtman – he celebrated number 88 last week. From 1961 through 1976 he amassed 204 wins in 279 games for a cool .731 winning percentage.

Andy Furman is a Fox Sports Radio national talk show host. Previously, he was a scholastic sports columnist for the Brooklyn Eagle. He may be reached at: [email protected] Twitter: @AndyFurmanFSR.

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