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ZG Report Media Night: Fenom Fire

02/22/2018, 7:00pm EST
By ZG Report

Fire Recap

Fenom Fire

 

February 9, 2018 – Fenom Fitness in Harrison New York.  It’s ZG Media Day for Fenom Fire. Coach Marty Durkin is coming into his second year coaching the fire. Before you could find coach Durkin on the sidelines at IONA prep but now he has decided that his new love for teaching the game comes from developing players at a younger age into better basketball students.  A student of the game himself coach Durkin studies the philosophies of the greats such as Dean Smith former UNC coach and Jay Wright current coach of number 3 Villanova. His biggest goal this season is to develop his kids as basketball players with emphasis on skill and confidence.

 

Most of the roster has come on to Fenom Fire under Coach Durkin in the last two years.  Lindsey M. is one of the parents.  “The weekends have become all about our kids,” She explained. Seeing her child improve and grow is something that led her to stay with Fenom Fire year to year, as well as trusting the foundation that Coach Durkin is laying  with the team.  We interviewed the players to discuss why they play the game of basketball, their favorite part of playing with Fenom Fire, who they enjoy watching and their favorite memories from playing in Zero Gravity.

Meet the Team:

 

William:

2 years with Fenom Fire

 

Position- SG

 

Favorite NBA team- Warriors

 

Favorite NBA player- Stephen Curry

 

Why he plays- Competition

 

Favorite ZG memory- Won Final game of the tournament.

 

Gavin:

2 years with Fenom Fire

 

Position- SG

 

Favorite NBA team- Knicks

 

Favorite NBA player- Patrick Ewing

 

Why he plays- Enjoys playing with coach and teammates

 

Favorite ZG memory- Won first game against a rival opponent

 

 

 

 

Rajin:

2 years with Fenom Fire

 

Position- SG

 

Favorite NBA team- Warriors

 

Favorite NBA player- Michael Jordan

 

Why he plays- loves everything about the game

 

Favorite ZG memory- Won against rival opponents by 1 point

 

Michael-

3 years with Fenom Fire

 

Position- SF/PF

 

Favorite NBA team- Celtics

 

Favorite NBA player- Kyrie Irving

 

Why he plays- enjoys playing in games

 

Favorite ZG memory- got a And 1 with 10 seconds to go.

 

Callahan:

2 years with Fenom Fire

 

Position- C

 

Favorite NBA team- Knicks

 

Favorite NBA player- Michael Jordan

 

Why he plays-Loves everything about basketball

 

Favorite ZG memory- Playing against opponents and winning by 1 point

 

Luke:

2 years with Fenom Fire

 

Position- C

 

Favorite NBA team- Cavaliers

 

Favorite NBA player- LeBron James

 

Why he plays-Loves everything about the game

 

Favorite ZG memory-Won the championship game by 1 point

 

Ben:

2 years with Fenom Fire

 

Position- PG

 

Favorite NBA team- Warriors

 

Favorite NBA player- Steph Curry

 

Why he plays- Playing with teammates

 

Favorite ZG memory- Won first game by 1 point

 

Baylor:

2 years with Fenom Fire

 

Position- PG/SG

 

Favorite NBA team- Rockets

 

Favorite NBA player-James Harden

 

Why he plays- Enjoys playing with teammates and coach

 

Favorite ZG memory-  Winning their first championship

 

Tyis:

2 years with Fenom Fire

 

Position- SG/SF

 

Favorite NBA team- Knicks

 

Favorite NBA player- Chris Paul

 

Why he plays- Playing for his coach

 

Favorite ZG memory- Winning against rival opponents in first game

 

Sam:

2 years with Fenom Fire

 

Position- SG

 

Favorite NBA team- Celtics

 

Favorite NBA player- Kyrie Irving

 

Why he plays-Loves playing with his coach

 

Favorite ZG memory- Beat rival team in first tournament

 

Luke :

2 years with Fenom Fire

 

Position- SF

 

Favorite NBA team- Celtics

 

Favorite NBA player- Kyrie Irving

 

Why he plays- for his teammates and coach

 

Favorite ZG memory- Beating rival opponents in opening ga

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