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Al Carino Basketball Club announces new inductees for South Jersey Hall of Fame

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According to the Courier Post, the boys’ and girls’ divisions of the Al Carino Basketball Club of South Jersey has announced the 2009 inductees for the South Jersey Basketball Hall of Fame. Among the inductees are Shawnee’s Brian Earl, Camden’s Greg Barr, Bishop Eustace’s Rita Bernert Gloeker, Middle Township coach Tom Feraco and official Janice Aliberti. In addition to those inductees, Cherry Hill East’s own Nick Katsikis (’86) was inducted as part of the 2009 Hall of Fame Class.
Katsikis starred on East’s Varsity basketball team for four years from 1983-1986. Over the span of his Cougar career, Katsikis established himself as one of our all-time greatest basketball players. Katsikis teamed with Frank Williams and his brother Tom to compile a 69-15 record over his last three years at East.
Katsikis is the all-time school leader in rebounds (743), field goals (697) and steals (214). He trails Williams in total points scored (1,568 points). Katsikis is one of just five East players to score more than 400 points in a season twice (the others being Kurt Barbera, Frank Wiliams, Tom Katsikis and Brent Fisher) and one of seven to score 1,000 or more points in his career (others being Williams, Tom Katsikis, Marcus Bullock, Barbera, Brian Young and George Ramming).
While at East he was a two-time East MVP and won East’s Outstanding Scorer Award twice. Katsikis has already been inducted into the Cherry Hill East Boys Basketball Hall of Fame, alongside former teammates Frank Williams, Tom Katsikis and Marc Levy.
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  1. Jared Annarelli on March 5th, 2009 5:10 pm

    That’s funny that the first story I open was about my uncle’s best man at his wedding. Tom and Nick Katsikis are good family friends of mine. I’ll have to have my uncle let him know he is back in the spotlight at East.

  2. Louis Gribaudo on January 12th, 2011 7:47 pm

    I would like to nominate Gina Santone former girls basketball coach at Shawnee HS for induction into the Hall of Fame. She is a two time Burlington County Coach of the year, two time Courier Post Coach of the year, and in 2002 she was named the sports writers coach oif the year. She was also the Al Carino All Star Team Coach for the north/south all star game. Her teams achieved an overall 750% winning percentage while winning four division championships, two Burlingrton county & two group IV titles. In 1991 her team won the Courier Post Cup with a 27 – 1 record and was ranked #6 in the state. She developed many fine athletes some of who went on to play in the professional ranks. She is a Special Education teacher (her first love) who instilled confidence in her students and assigned them specific jobs in her basketball program.

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Al Carino Basketball Club announces new inductees for South Jersey Hall of Fame