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1975 – Quentin Amati

1975 Eastern Athletic Association of the Deaf, Inc. (EAAD) – Hall of Fame

1985 American Athletic Association of the Deaf, Inc. (AAAD) – Hall of Fame

NYC Golden Tornadoes Athletic Club, NYC Pelicans, Bridgeport,
Buffalo, Long Island, NYC Union League (1956-1969)
1974 – Frank Drone

Quentin starred for St. Mary´s School for the Deaf basketball team and he is one of the few greatest players that ever participated in
the EAAD and AAAD annuals.   A 5–10 forward was quick,
reliable and clever as well as a strong rebounder and steadfast sharpshooter.   He led his teams to the EAAD finals nine times in twelve tries, winning five including four straight years with NYC Union League club, and was selected to the region team All-stars nine times.   His first appearance in the 1956 EAAD tournament, he scored 75 points in three games, led his famed Golden Tornadoes beat the mighty New Kensignton of Pittsburgh by scoring 31 points and was voted the most valuable player.   Then at the AAAD finale, it was the most unforgettable and exciting finish in its history when Quentin made the last–second impossible jump shot that sailed beautifully through the hoop without even touching the rim, enabling the Golden Tornadoes to a 91–90 win over the powerhouse Nutt brother–led Little Rock and gave GTAC their first AAAD
cage crown in 12 years of completion and his 35–point magnificent performance earned him the most valuable player award.
Eight years later he and his Union League team won the national basketball championship.   He amassed a career total of 485 EAAD points for an average of 18 points a game and 287 points in five AAAD annuals.

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