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Front row: Paul Linder, Danny Abrams, Louie DeFrancesco, the late Jimmy Cain, George Rosenbaum, manager Mark Garber
Back row: coach Jimmie Amen, Lou Zinser, John Plass, Pete Greene, Rich Sandler, Tommy Connelly, Richie Ligouri, Howard Alexander.
According to Lou Zinser '65, "The Division Avenue basketball players who stand out the most from my era were Jimmie Cain '63, who had the best shot release, along with Ernie Villatore '61 and Gary Parker '62. I did not have the pleasure of playing with Ernie and Gary because I was younger.
"Being a soph on the 1962-63 team and lucky to start. I was in awe of my teammate Howie Alexander who a great player but was known as a chucker because of all the shots he took, " stated Zinser. "One day as I was dressing in the looker room, I noticed just before a game Cain and Tommy Connelly rubbing atomic balm in Howie's jock. Just before warm ups, he was rubbing and grabbing yelling 'Damn, my balls feel like they're on fire.'"
"Needless to say after he found out who did it, his shot selection was improved and which taught me a great lesson, look to your draws before putting them on. Thank God I didn't hog the ball."
Photo from 1963 yearbook