I shot 450 photos at 22 high school basketball games this season

and1: this one is on my camera/ phone but shot by I think former Coach Redfield, and shows me in front of the exact basket where 30 years or so prior, in 1981, my junior year at Gunn I scored my one and only varsity field goal, in a Titan route of what was then called Bucsher Bruins. I was put in at high post, against a zone, and Alan Ng, breaking the press, tossed me the ball and I wheeled, past the man, maybe dribble as I advanced down the lane, went off the glass and in. I’ve done that hundreds or thousands of times in practice and exactly once for the record. I played for a 25-3 league championship and CCS-runner up team, with a high school All America and eventual Knicks NBA draftee Kent Lockhard, who got about 1,500 points and over 500 field goals to my onesy. On consecutive possessions, maybe three of them, the exact same play and I made two but missed two free throws as well, giving me 4 career points. Buchser, that is, where Steve Bartkowski, Joe Charboneau and Mark Langton all excelled.

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About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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