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Justin has many years of high level playing experience on the AAU, High School, Prep School and College levels. A graduate of Pine Plains High School, Justin was a 3 year captain and a standout player on the basketball team. They won 3 Section IX Titles, a Mid-Hudson Athletic League Title and a state runner up finish during his senior season. As a senior he averaged 20 Points, 6.9 Rebounds, 6 Assists and 3.3 steals per game. During his senior season he collected many accolades including Mid-Hudson Athletic League MVP, Section IX MVP, New York State First Team, Dutchess County Coaches Association MVP, Poughkeepsie Journal Player of the Year and more.
After his career at Pine Plains ended, Justin took his basketball abilities to the Trinity Pawling School for a postgraduate year. During his one season he was named to the Third Team for NEPSAC Class A and the Pride had a record of 18-5 advancing to the NEPSAC Class A Semifinals.
Justin has spent his college basketball career at SUNY Cortland serving as a team captain for the last two seasons. During his time at Cortland he has been recognized as one of the best players in the State University of New York Athletic Conference. He has made the all-conference team twice, including a first team selection for the 2016-2017 season. During the 2017-2018 season, he was recognized on the D3hoops.com National Team of the Week, for the week in which he averaged 19.7 Points, 9.7 Rebounds and 5.7 Assists. During his time at SUNY Cortland he has also excelled in the classroom being named to the Dean’s List on multiple occasions.
Zach is a 2013 graduate of Stissing Mountain High School and was a four-year starter and a 3 time captain. Over his four year career, the team won three Section Nine titles, a 2013 MHAL Championship, and was state runner-up his senior season. In his senior season he was named to NYS All Tournament Team, Poughkeepsie Journal Class C All-Conference team, Dutchess County Basketball Association All-County Team, MHAL All Star team, USA Today Second- Team Nominee, and received the Daily Freeman Second-Team honors.
After his years of high school, he decided to go to prep school and attended Bridgton Academy in Maine who plays in AAA NEPSAC. Zach had a great year there where he was ranked the 7th best player in the state and was the 95th ranked player in the entire New England region. There, he also earned AAA NEPSAC Honorable mention alongside his brother Tyler. Upon Graduation he earned the Annie R., Horace A., & Martha B. Flint Improvement Award, which is awarded to the student who has demonstrated the strongest improvement in study habits, academic performance, and concern for the Academy.
During his time at Bridgton, Zach earned a full scholarship to Division II LIU Post where he played there for a semester and decided to transfer to SUNY Cortland. At Cortland, Zach has been a 2 year starter and has earned 3rd team All-SUNYAC this past season and is on pace to score 1000 points in just 3 seasons there.