Meet the New York State Unified Basketball CCHS Team

  • Markeith Mingo

    • Grade: 12
    • Position: Forward
    • Years on the team: 1

    Being on the Unified Basketball team makes Markeith feel included and at home. He says it's "like a family". Markeith feels that the best part about being on the Unified Basketball team is the team building exercises that they participate in during every practice. He's really looking forward to having a great time with his teammates this season. His favorite professional basketball athlete is Kyrie Irving because he’s "just incredibly fun to watch".

     

     

    Angelo Sanetick

    • Grade: 9
    • Position: Forward
    • Years on the team: 1

    Angello says that being on the Unified Basketball team makes him feel good because it is getting to help his team. His favorite memory so far has been winning the HEART helmet. When asked, Angello said that he is most looking forward to practicing with his team this season. Angello said that his favorite progessional Basketball player is Shaquille O'Neal.

     

     

    Johnathon Robinson, No. 14

    • Grade: 12
    • Position: Forward
    • Years on the team: 5

    Jonathan says that being on the Unified Basketball team makes him feel happy because gets to hang with all of his teamates on the court. When asked, he said that the best part of being part of the Unified Basketball team is that they went undefeated last year. He is really looking forward to going to Orlando and his favorite professional Basketball player is Lebron James.

      

    Destany Robinson, No. 10

    • Grade: 11
    • Position: Point Guard
    • Years on the team: 3

    Being on the Unified Basketball team maskes Destany feel awesome because she gets to play with her teammates. Her favorite memory so far from Unified Basketball has been hitting a three right before the halftime buzzer. She is most looking forward to playing basketball in Florida this spring. When asked, Destany stated that her favorite professional Basketball team is the Warriors and her favorite professional Basketball player is Steph Curry. 

     

    Amberlyn Sokol, No. 4

    • Grade: 12
    • Position: Point Guard
    • Years on the team: 4

    Amberlyn says that the best part about being on the Unified Basketball team is geting to make new friends and that being a part of this team makes her feel happy. She is most looing forward to having a great basketball season this year with all of her teammates.

     

     

    Matthew Scafetta, No. 50

    • Grade: 12
    • Position: Center
    • Years on the team: 5

    Being a part of the Unified Basketball team makes Matthew feel excited to play basketball and to get to be with his friends. His favorite memory has been the team winning their very first championship. Matthew loves being with his teammates and coaches and is really looking forward to getting to be back out on the court playing with his teammates. When asked, Matthew said that his favorite professional player is Michael Jordan.

      

    Laini Buchnowski, No. 13

    • Grade: 12
    • Position: Forward
    • Years on the team: 4

    Laini says that being on the Unified Basketball team makes her feel beyond proud. Being a part of a team like this is something like no other. Her favorite team memory was when Jarrison Philips came to visit at one of the games. She says that the best part of being on the team is all of the friends and memories she has been able to make. When looking ahead, she is most excited for the USA Games this season and says she is beyond excited to travel to Orlando, Florida with this team. Laini's favorite professional Basketball player is Kobe Bryant.

     

    Evan McCullor, No. 12

    • Grade: 12
    • Position: Forward
    • Years on the team: 1

    Being a part of the Unified Basketball team makes Evan feel proud to try something out that he never thought he would be doing. The past part, he says, about being on Unified Basketball is being able to get more involved with the community through different fundraiser and charity events. He is most looking forward to getting to work with the players and getting to know them better this season. Evan's favorite professional basketball player is Larry Bird.

     

    Liam Blake, No. 4

    • Grade: 12
    • Position: Forward
    • Years on the team: 1

    Liam says that being a student athlete makes him feel spunky and gives him the opportunity to be responsible within his community. His favorite memory from Unified Basketball has been seeing the athletes become excited about sports and the best part of Unified is being included to play basketball while creating memories and relationships with his teammates. He is looking forward to creating relationships with the other athletes and getting to watch everyone become adantageious in all sports/ When Liam was asked if he had a favorite professional Basketball team he said that the Lakers were his favorite team and that his favorite professional Basketball player is Kareem Abdul Jabbar.