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Saturday, January 28, 2023
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The Jewish Link and The Humble Toast would like to recognize Sammy Spier as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The third grader at Ben Porat Yosef is one of the players on the Bergen Broncos third grade team. Sammy’s leadership on the court has proven integral to the current success of the team as it is preparing to enter into a deep playoff run and a quest for a championship. This past winter, Sammy’s point guard play on the court helped lead the Broncos to the NJBBL third grade army championship while playing as an all second grade team. Sammy’s mom told The Jewish Link that, “Sammy loves when his grandparents come to his games and feels very lucky that, thank God, they live close by and come to almost every game!”

Sammy, congrats on being recognized as this week’s Sportstar of the Week! Who is your role model and why?

My dad, because he spends a lot of time with me and taught me how to play sports.

What is your favorite sport?

Basketball, because I have loved playing since I was 2 years old.

What is your pregame routine?

I start with a layup and then go further and further until 3-point line.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

I scored 19 points against one of the best teams in New Jersey.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?

Obi Toppin, because he is a good dunker and eighth pick and I am 8 years old and he is #1.

What is your earliest sports memory?

Watching a college basketball game with my dad.

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not playing sports?

Playing NBA2k and Monopoly with my brothers.

What is your favorite sports memory?

Sitting court-side at the Maccabees Skyline championship game.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

Being able to be on sports teams with my friends and my cousin Eli.

The Humble Toast Star of the week will receive a $25 gift card to The Humble Toast. Please send nominees for an upcoming The Humble Toast Jewish Link Stars of the Week to [email protected]

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