Bigscore, Central's was the spot during the 70's for sneakers(I brought my first pair of Black suede cons with the hook and the star at Centrals for 15.00 dollars, Which we're mad cheap for those joints, But, Centrals had a sale on suede-cons, Because cats we're not up on them in 1974, My man/LOL), bigscore, I was more into Davaga's(What cats call nowdays, 'Modells', My man/LOL), Down the other end of the ave(Jamaica ave), During the 70's for sneakers and basketball gear, My man,
deezel65, Bigscore, Good lookin regarding the information on Beetle Washington(Who was nice with his, Do you cats remember Beetles Brother Kelly Washington, Who used to play for Rockland Community College in Upstate,New York during the mid 80's, Bigscore, I've seen True demo Kelly Washington at Rochdale in 1987(Pro-am tournament at Rochdale Co-ops on 137thst by the community center, We're cats like the Dow Twins used to have throwdowns during the early to mid 70's, My
Man/LOL), deezel65, Bigscore, Do you cats remember Cosell Brown(Who played in the backcourt with Beetle Washington at Hamilton HS during the late 70's to 1980), deezel65, I don't know if you are aware of this(Maybe you are, My man), But, Jocko(Former Director of the BRC/Brownsville Recreation center on Linden Blvd and Dumount ave), Passed away 2 weeks ago, My man(deezel65, Jock was mad nice on the basketball circuit as well as Jock
Being a pillar in the community too, My Man, deezel65, Jocko will be remembered and respected on the same plateau as legendary Brooklyn cats like Gil Reynolds(Vanguard), Rapper Perez(Brooklyn USA), Frank Mickens(Boys High), Who are no longer with us too, deezel65, Yeah, I heard about Frank James passing away 2 years ago, My man(Do you remember a few more Dunbar HS alumni cats like Michael Brown who played in the backcourt with Pearl at Syracuse in 1984, Then,
Money transferred to Clemson in 1985, And Herman Harried who played with Pearl at Syracuse from 1984-1988), deezel, Skip Wise was the best cat to come out of Baltimore too me, My man(I remember Skip Wise puttin much work for Clemson in 1974, When, Skip Wise was a freshman at Clemson playing with Tree Rollins, Infact, Skip Wise was the Freshman of the year in the ACC in 1975(Over Phil Ford at North Carolina, My man), deezel, Sid Green(Jefferson HS), Played with Frank
James and Richie Adams at UNLV too during the Early to mid 80's(Richie Adams was upnorth on Murder charges during the late 80's/early 90's, My man who was a CO at Rikers was building with Richie Adams during the early 90's inside Riker's, Before Richie Adams was sent upnorth, My man, deezel, My man James Ryans used to coach the Prime-Time crew at West 4th st, Harry James tournament at Endenwold Park in East Orange,New Jersey, CCNY Pro-am, Rochdale(Pro-am
Tournament in Jamaica,Queens), Brookville Park(Pro-Am in Brookville, Long Island), Etc, During the 80's and 90's and even today James Ryans is still coaching his Prime-Time crew at the Rucker(Featuring, Speedy Williams from the Bronx, Who used to play for Medgar Evers in Brooklyn during the 80's), deezel, Pete Edwards had an offer to play for UNLV in 1978(Pete was giving cats 30 a game at Edison HS in Queens in 1978, Which was un-heard of back then in New York, Because
Cats we're mad tough on the New York City HS basketball circuit during the 70's, My man, But, UNLV was going on probation(Because of Jerry Tarkainan giving money to a cat from Brooklyn by the name of Ernie Douse, Who used to play for Boys High during the late 60's/early 70's, Along with Jerry Tarkianian giving money to Reggie Theus in 1975 too, My man, So Pete Edwards went to New York Tech on Long Island and played with cats like Kelvin Hicks(Brooklyn Tech), Curt
Suptner(Who's son Curtis Suptner played for Villanova during the mid 2000's), Pike(Lloyd Deberry, Who playe for Eastern District HS in Brooklyn during the late 70's/early 80's), Mo Sanford(6'8 cat who played for Boys High during the mid to late 70's), Etc, deezel, Pete Edwards and Curt Suptner was a mad tough backcourt at West 4thst during the early to mid 80's, My man/LOL, deezel, Vern(Robo Cop)Moore put in much work for Jackson HS in Queens during the late 70's/early 80's,
Infact, Vern Moore gave Hamilton HS 36 points during the 1981 PSAL championship game at St.John's(Though, Hamilton, Demolished Jackson by 25, Vern Moore got his, My man/LOL), deezel, Vern Moore put in much work for Creighton University too(1981-1985), Creighton University was coached by Willis Reed, Infact, Beniot Benjamin played with Vern Moore at Creighton during early to mid 80's too, My man/LOL) deezel, Tony Hargraves with with Gary Springer(Franklin HS in
Harlem), Steve Burrt(Hughes HS in Manhattan), And Roy Grimes(Money went to a private school in Massachusetts that i cannot remember right about now, My man/LOL), Well, All of those cats played for Iona College(Recruited by Jim Valvano, Who stepped to become head coach at North Carolina State in 1980, At which time, Pat Kennedy became head coach for Iona College with Kenny Williamson(Eggman/LOL, Who used to coach at Riverside Church in harlem with Ernie Lorch
During the 70's), My man, Deezel, Bigscore Beetle Washington comes from the same projects(Gowanus Projects in Red Hook), As Jalil and Extacy from Whodini, Extacy comes from Wycoff Projects in Red Hook(Off the BQE/LOL), Infact, Kenny Carpenter(Legendary Dj from Brooklyn who used to mix at Bond International and Studio 54 in Manhattan during the early to mid 80's, From Red Hook Projects as well as Matty Rich too, My man/LOL).
Red Hook PJ's - My father grew up there from childhood, My Grandmother passed away there and i still have cousin's that live there!! Smith 9th street on the G or F train down that long ass escalator!!!
My other cousin "Black" (Troy blackmond) from Gowanus used to play for Westinghouse HS..
My Uncle Greg "Smitty" Smith (grew up in queens) used to coach at John Jay