Joe Knows

April, 2014

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Home court, health critical to Nets’ playoff success

The Brooklyn Nets summer gamble has paid off. Comment.
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New college hoops agreement has Barclays in postion to best MSG

The Barclays Center took a significant step towards surpassing Madison Square Garden as New York City’s premier destination for college basketball with the announcement of its deals with the Atlantic Coast and Atlantic-10 conferences. Comment.

March, 2014

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All-American Cuevas overcame personal tragedies

Being named a McDonald’s All-American is a validation for Bianca Cuevas — proof that she has moved beyond her personal tragedies and answered her critics. Comments (1).
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Brooklyn stars snubbed in Miss Basketball selection

The process for picking Miss Basketball in New York needs to change because neither of the top two players in the state won this year. And one of them wasn’t even put in the running. Comment.
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Coach Morton can’t dodge blame for Lincoln loss

Dwayne “Tiny” Morton appears to have coached his last game at Abraham Lincoln, but he isn’t leaving like the champion he has been throughout his career. Morton never got control of the overconfidence that grew around his overwhelmingly talented roster that include the city’s best player in Isaiah Whitehead. Comment.
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South Shore must seize unique championship opportunity

South Shore’s current trip to the final is unlike any of the three previous times it earned the right to play for the Public School Athletic League’s Class AA girls basketball city title. This situation puts it in its best position yet to finally claim the elusive crown. Comment.

February, 2014

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Brooklyn high school hoops will make this a special March

March should belong to Brooklyn’s basketball teams. Comment.
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Hardy’s success a lesson that all is never lost

Heather Hardy’s inspirational story grows with each victory. Comment.
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Loyal Hayes signs in fitting style

Poly Prep defensive tackle Jay Hayes avoided the ice, rain, and cold that accompanied National Signing Day in Brooklyn when he officially signed to play for Notre Dame last Wednesday. Comment.
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Players’ lack of composure mars rivalry game

My original plan was to write a column encouraging hoops fans to experience the boys’ basketball rivalry between Christ the King and Bishop Loughlin. That plan changed after the display the teams put on last Friday night. You might want to proceed with caution. Comment.

January, 2014

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Fast start to college career preview of greatness to come for Baird

Former Medgar Evers track star Kadecia Baird had a better start to her college career than she had in her homecoming race at the Armory last Saturday. Comment.
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Leadership role fits Grand Street’s Cora

Arelis Cora is proving she’s got Division I talent. Comment.
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Barclays Center should replace Garden as PSAL basketball title games host

Madison Square Garden has become synonymous with New York City high school basketball champions, because it has hosted the Public School Athletic League boys’ and girls’ title games for the past 23 years. Comment.
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No holiday cheer for two of Brooklyn’s top hoops stars

The New Year certainly wasn’t a happy one for two of Brooklyn’s best basketball players trying to return from injuries. Comment.
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Lincoln, Nazareth put hoops world on notice

Abraham Lincoln and Nazareth put the city and the rest of the nation on notice before Christmas. Comment.

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