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JLBC Athlete of the Week: Ari Katz

Ari Katz’s basketball career at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey got off to a rough start. Katz, the team’s sixth man, suffered a broken clavicle (in a non basketball related incident) after the first game of the season. In Ari’s absence, the sixth grade Jaguars suffered a double-digit loss to Moriah. Thanks to tremendous teamwork the squad went on a dramatic four game winning streak.

On  April 10th,  Ari received clearance to play again, and he came up big. RYNJ was playing a very talented RPRY team that managed to battle back from a twenty point deficit to tie the game at forty two with less than a minute to go. The RPRY team  had the ball and the RYNJ fans were at the edge of the seats. Point-guard and co-captain Eitan Warburg forced a RPRY turn over and was off and running. Warburg looked up court, saw Katz streaking to the basket and hit him with a perfect pass. Katz executed a beautiful head fake, getting the defender in the air and nailed the shot with under ten seconds to go.  Way to go Ari !!!!!!

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