HS athletes report for first day of winter hoops practice

Practices started Wednesday at many Long Island schools, including in Brentwood, where the Indians were the No. 1 team in the state last season before the pandemic canceled the season.

News 12 Staff

Feb 4, 2021, 3:24 AM

Updated 1,164 days ago

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After waiting nearly a year to hit the court, Long Island high school basketball teams finally held their first practices Wednesday. Some went smoothly, while others ran into some issues.
Syosset High School had to wait just a bit longer to open up practice thanks to Monday's snow. But they finally started getting set for their first game next week.
But along with winning, safety is priority number one -- temperature checks, masks and social distancing are helping Braves players feel safe.
Over in Bay Shore, it was an exciting day for many reasons. Not just become it was the first practice of the season, but the first official session for coaching legend and former Amityville Warrior Jack Agostino.
Meanwhile in Brentwood, the Indians were the No. 1 team in New York before the pandemic halted their season. They were thrilled to get back to work -- but not everyone could.
"We had four kids not fully cleared to play. If there's anything on the form that's not filled out complete, maybe an old asthma that they have since moved forward from but it's still in the system, that could be a hiccup.," says Brentwood coach Anthony Jimenez.


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