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Top CSAL Basketball Teams of the Past 15 Years



We are still a while away from this years season, but I figured I would get a discussion going over the top CSAL basketball teams over the past 15 years. I know there will be some arguments over 1 & 2.

Here you go:

1.St. George 1997 – Key Players – Brad Cook, Kyle Ripple, Blake Cash
82-0 during its 3-year run in the csal league. It was an event if a team was able to be within 10 points in the second half. This is easily the deepest team in CSAL history. Their second line of players could have won the league as well. They competed it some tournaments with the grade ahead for more competition. This team started the run by Coach Mike Palermo of great St. George teams.

2. St. Thomas More 1996 – Key Players – Dale Almond, Adam Foy, Jeff Tuminello
31-0 in 8th grade. Almond is possibly the best sharp shooter in the past 15 years in CSAL. This team had size, strength, and the will to win. Like the St. George 96 team, they also competed in tournaments with the grade ahead because their age group was not enough competition for them. The STM gym was rocking anytime this team was playing.

3.St. George 1998 – Key Players – Michael Palermo, John Freeman, Samuel D’agastino
73 –3 from 6th through 8th grade. This team was not nearly as physically imposing as the above 2, but it knew how to win. They were a very cohesive unit that loved to play defense. Losing only 1 game in each of its 3 seasons, they defeated opponents that were bigger, stronger and faster. In this teams 8th grade season, they defeated rival St. Thomas More 4 times including the elite 8 championship.

4.St. Thomas More 2002 – Key Players – Zack Kinsley, Jacob Zumo
Led by Coach Derek Fife, this team did not play around. 2002 was one of the toughest years in CSAL competition in recent history, and this team rose to the top. Like a lot of St. Thomas More teams, their players were suspiciously bigger than other schools. They mastered the famed St. Thomas More flex offense. It was impossible to defend this team with man to man defense.

5. Our Lady of Mercy 2004 – Key Players – Kevin Miller, John Darnall

Sharp shooter John Darnall and above the rim player Kevin Miller played a 2-man game that was tough to defend. Kevin Miller wowed crowds with a few dunks that year. Besides these 2 players, they also had a few other shooters that gave teams headaches.

6.Sacred Heart 2000 – Key Players – Phillip Ray
There is a definite gap between the number 5 and 6 teams. This team won the CSAL elite 8 championship despite trailing at the half to a scrappy St. George team. They relied on athleticism to run teams off the court much like other Sacred Heart teams do as well.







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BLanoix
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We were 52-2 in 2 years at Ascension Catholic. Was in 7th and 8th grade in 95-6. Our 2 loses came to St. Thomas More. 1 each year. St. George was suppose to be so good that year. Not sure who else they had but 1 of the players was Trey Pediger(spelling may be wrong). We beat them by 30 in their gym.



P.S. Not saying we were the best or even in the TOP 5 best. Just remembering the old days.

P.P.S How could I become a coach or help a coach out in CSAL? I live by St. Jude. Could I possibly become a helper coach?



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2. St. Thomas More 1996 – Key Players – Dale Almond, Adam Foy, Jeff Tuminello
31-0 in 8th grade. Almond is possibly the best sharp shooter in the past 15 years in CSAL. This team had size, strength, and the will to win. Like the St. George 96 team, they also competed in tournaments with the grade ahead because their age group was not enough competition for them. The STM gym was rocking anytime this team was playing



This was the team that beat us twice. I graduated the same year as these guys.






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bear, CSAL football preview. Hop to it. I think Mercy can make noise this year.





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Maximus




How bad did we beat your school in those 2 years? LOL. Ask your boy V about that one.



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Dale Almond


One of the best shooters I have ever seen. Went to a bunch of camps with him. This kid could shoot. His dad is a class act also. Very nice guy.






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i know lab took them by over 100 before





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i know lab took them by over 100 before


LOL.






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nuts


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hey delete that school name in your other post for me bruh


Done






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STM '96 > SGS '97





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STM '96 > SGS '97


Here it comes. Beef did you ever see the 97 st. george team play? They would have beaten the STM team by 5 to 10 points






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They would have beaten the STM team by 5 to 10 points


5 and 10 is huge differences when it comes to basketball.







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Eagle pride, bitch.





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STM from 1998-2000
84-6 We won 9 straight CSAL Tournaments..


Was that the team with Luke Zumo?






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yeah. zumo wasn't quite the shooter of allmond though. That guy literally just did not miss. And he was so disciplined a ball player, that he wouldn't shoot unless it was a good shot.

the allmond stat like would always look about like this in HS:

18 pts. 6-7 from the field, 4-5 3 pts, 2-2 FT






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At lowest we are 4th on that list,no matter how you look at it.


At highest your team is 5th in my opinion. Your team doesnt even come close to the top 3.



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Luke Zumo



Great basketball player. He was younger than me though. I got to watch him in a tourney my little bro and them played in. This kid was a great BASKETBALL player. He worked out with the same guy I used to work out with. Ricky Blanton






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