Football Star Is Actually Quite Good In Hoops

Reporter Mike Sullivan discusses the basketball game of football star Gary Acquah, who plays for Mount Saint Michael's Academy in New York State ...

FLUSHING, NEW YORK -- Gary Acquah, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound forward from Mount Saint Michael's Academy in New York, produced a terrific effort yesterday at the Super Hoop Jamfest held at Holy Cross High School in Queens.

Acquah, also quite a good football player, scored 23 points, many of them on strong, inside moves. His ability to produce key baskets helped Mount Saint Michael's to a 56-35 victory over Holy Trinity High School of Hicksville, Long Island.

Acquah, who is being recruited by many top name programs in the Big East and the surrounding area, displayed strength and skill. He showed he can crumble the interior of a defense with his power moves while possessing a soft touch to finish a play.

He plays linebacker for his high school football team, according to the coaching staff. They stated that Gary will play major college football but can also help out a college basketball team, if necessary.

Mount Saint Michael's led 31-20 at the half as Acquah had 17 of his game-high 23 points in the first 20 minutes of play.

The first 19 minutes of each half was running time, allowing Paul Gilvary's tournament at Holy Cross to move smoothly along. The event featured five games, one each hour, starting at 4 p.m. eastern time.

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