Jewish Journal

Orthodox Jewish boys basketball team wins Southern Section title

by Brad A. Greenberg

March 7, 2011 | 3:31 pm

By now, you should know that Jews can play basketball. Not just Jordan Farmar and the NBA’s Jewish legends, but also Four Gs and a Jew (5-0 in the Redondo rec league). Valley Torah boy’s basketball did one better and just won the Div. IV-AA Southern Section championship—the first Orthodox Jewish school to do so.

The Daily News has the story:

I don’t even know what to say right now,” forward Aaron Liberman said. “I am so happy. I don’t even know what is going on. I am just trying to soak it all in.”

Liberman, as he did in a semifinal victory against Rio Hondo Prep, turned into a beast in the fourth quarter, using his 6-foot-8 frame to take over. His three-point play started the backbreaking run and he finished with 15 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks.


“I think we gave hope and dreams to all the other Jewish schools that it can be done,” Aaron Liberman said.

I would have loved to see a little religion reporting sprinkled in there, but it’s a cool story, regardless of how it was reported. The Jewish Jordan would be proud.

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