Sent that article to my fourth grader. We were just talking yesterday about whether we should get knee pads for her whole team given how they love to dive on the floor for loose balls. I think I’m with Bronagh and they’re a good idea if that’s how you play. I also like the 83% from the line.
At St. Joseph High School in Trumbull, CT, the entire boys basketball team wore Kneepads. Their coach, Vito Montelli required it. His teams were tough. Always enjoyed seeing them play. 😊. A HC classmates of mine taught at the school until his retirement.
A couple of excerpt from the article in The NY Times.....
“TRUMBULL, Conn. — Over the last 50 years, Vito Montelli led the boys basketball team at St. Joseph High School to 878 victories, the most by a New England high school basketball coach. St. Joe’s, as its devoted alumni call it, also won 11 state titles. The Basketball Hall of Fame announced this month that Montelli would receive a Morgan Wootten Lifetime Achievement Award.”
“ Montelli pushed his teams to play a physical, intense style, and each year he passed out bulky kneepads the players had to wear in practices and games. In the 1980s, Montelli also borrowed a very famous full-court press. Rick Pitino was the coach at Providence, and since he was recruiting Watts, he also invited Montelli to practices.”
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