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Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week: Azarya Foger

The Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse would like to recognize 14-year-old Azarya Foger as this week’s Sportstar of the Week. The eighth grader at Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva (RPRY) is perennial YMSSA All Star and one of the stars of the RPRY eighth grade basketball team. When we asked about Foger, a member of the RPRY family told the JLNJ, “He was on the team throughout middle school always acting with derech eretz on and off the court, at home games and away games.” Azaryah’s former coach, Josh Ostrin echoed the sentiments “Azaryah is a really good kid, a hard worker and a great teammate. I coached him for two years; he is a very worthy Sportstar of the Week.”

Azarya, congratulations on another great season. Who are your role models and why?

My role models are my grandparents for always caring about others before themselves and always trying to help people whenever they can.

What is your favorite sport?

My favorite sport is basketball.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment?

My greatest sports accomplishment is having back to back 30+ point games in wins against JFS and ASHAR. I couldn’t have done it without my amazing teammates and coaches.

Who is your favorite athlete and why?

My favorite athlete is Kyrie Irving because he is an incredibly talented player and a great teammate.

What is your pregame routine, if you have one?

My pregame routine is just stretching and shooting around.

What is your earliest sport memory?

My earliest sports memory is playing Highland Park rec basketball in second grade.

What is your favorite sports memory?

My favorite sports memory was our game against Kushner. Everyone on the team played well and when they made a comeback in the fourth I had eight straight points to seal the win and keep us in the playoff race. I finished with 27 points.

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

When I’m not playing sports I just like to hang out with friends and play NBA 2K.

What is the best thing about being a Sportstar?

The best thing about being a Sportstar is getting to represent my school and my amazing teammates.

The Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week will receive a $15 gift at the Teaneck Doghouse. Please send nominees for an upcoming Jewish Link of New Jersey and Teaneck Doghouse Sportstar of the Week to [email protected].

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