Posted On: 06/22/21 8:14 PM

While the NYC school year is practically over, the Public School Athletic League, after being delayed months on end, is finally getting its basketball season started up. While athletes haven’t played interschool in over a year, these first couple of games absolutely prove that they have not missed a step! Here, we take a look at some Staten Islanders who have carved out a role for themselves in the PSAL.

Frank Barbato | Tottenville

Frank Barbato has always been a great three-point shooter. Last season, he actually made more three-point field goals than two-pointers, and colleges took notice, with Barbato being invited to attend, and then committing to CUNY’s John Jay. This season, Barbato has shown more confidence in his game. He’s both shooting more from deep and going to the hole more consistently, and it has been showing, with Barbato averaging over 25 points through four games.

Qadir Martin | Curtis

The freshman out of Curtis, Martin’s freshman season was probably the most hyped freshman season this year. His brother, Malik Martin, became the all-time leading scorer at Curtis by the time his senior year was over, won the Jacques Award for two consecutive seasons, and now plays at

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