Uniondale opts to play 'high-risk' winter sports; basketball team ready to play for JoJo

The decision comes a month after the district decided it would not participate in the winter season.

News 12 Staff

Feb 2, 2021, 11:17 PM

Updated 1,265 days ago

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The Uniondale School District has decided it will hold all winter sports, a big decision for a community mourning a big loss.
The decision comes a month after the district decided it would not participate in the winter season.
It also comes less than a week after basketball player Jomani "JoJo" Wright was killed in a car accident. The boys basketball team and parents pressured the Board Of Education to let them play so they could dedicate their season to him.
At this point, the Black Knights' season will only be about month long, but they say it'll all be for the 15-year-old all-state player who lit up the gym and their lives.
"I think a return to normalcy is much-needed for them at this time," says Uniondale High School basketball coach Tom Diana. "I think it will help in the healing process."
This means that every Nassau County school district will participate in winter sports -- Uniondale was the last holdout.


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