Maddy Siegrist, Joe Toussaint, Michael Green III and Alan Griffin are all Catholic high school graduates from the archdiocese who enjoyed strong seasons on the college basketball court.
Click here to read their stories from this week’s Catholic New York.
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Archbishop Stepinac High School graduate Alan Griffin announced over the weekend that he will transfer to Syracuse University to play basketball for the 2020-2021 season.
Griffin averaged 8.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game for the University of Illinois, which was ranked 21st in the final Associated Press poll for 2019-2020 season.
Griffin will have two years of eligibility remaining at Syracuse. It’s uncertain whether he’ll play in 2020-2021 or if he’ll be required to sit out a season in accordance with NCAA rules.
A story recapping Griffin’s season and three other basketball players from the archdiocese will be published in this week’s Catholic New York.
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Mount St. Michael Academy graduate Michael Green III won Northeast Conference men’s basketball rookie of the week honors for a second consecutive week.
The Bryant University freshman averaged 16.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in three games last week.
Green leads all NEC freshman and is eighth overall with 3.3 assists per game this season.
CYO New York and Iona College are teaming up for their final CYO Night of the season on Friday, Feb. 21 when the Gaels host Rider in New Rochelle at 7 p.m.
Click here to RSVP your free tickets to the game.
Our Lady of Lourdes High School graduate James Anozie scored 14 points, including the 1,000th of his collegiate career, in leading Keene State to an 83-77 victory over Plymouth State in a Little East Conference men’s basketball game.
The junior center, who grabbed three rebounds and one blocked shot, became the 37th player in program history to reach 1,000 points.
In high school, Anozie scored over 1,500 varsity points, was a two-time Dutchess County Player of the Year and led Lourdes to a state final.
Fordham University will be hosting a CYO New York day on Saturday, Feb. 8 when the men’s basketball team meets Richmond in the Bronx.
CYO groups and teams will be recognized throughout the game.
Call (718) 817-4759 to request $2 tickets as a member of CYO New York.
Cardinal Hayes High School graduate Joe Toussaint was named the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Freshman of the Week for the first time this season Jan. 6.
The freshman at the University of Iowa scored a career-high 18 points and added four assists and two steals in his team’s 89-86 loss to No. 21 Penn State. He scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half in what was his third start of the season.
Toussaint is averaging 7.0 points and 1.7 rebounds through 14 games. He has a team-high 20 steals and is third on the team with 36 assists.
Iowa (10-4) plays at Nebraska Jan. 7 and hosts Maryland Jan. 10.