Cop of the Week honors goes to Detective Saluhudin "Sal" Clark (#9) hailing from the 32nd Precinct. Given the nickname "New York Undercover" based on Malik Yoba's character as Detective J.C. Williams in the former FOX TV police drama of the same title, Clark was the offensive difference-maker for the 102nd Precinct squad scoring 15 out of his 16 points in the second half and showed to be a steady force for the Queens South representatives as they pulled away from Brooklyn South to advance to the Cops & Kids Basketball citywide tournament semifinals with a 77-57 win. As a 6'4" guard/forward, Clark played high school basketball at Our Saviour Lutheran School in The Bronx, NY before attending Hostos Community College in The Bronx, NY and graduating with a college degree at SUNY Old Westbury in 2004.
Player of the Week honors goes to Nathaniel McGuire (#12). Nicknamed "The Hustler' on the court, McGuire only scored 2 points in the game, but was the ultimate facilitator with his speed and pace allowing his Queens South teammates to score from the perimeter. Presently a junior at Richmond Hill High School in Richmond Hill, NY, McGuire is a 4-team, 3-sport athlete playing Jr. Varsity Boys' Basketball, Varsity Boys' Basketball, Varsity Co-Ed Golf, and Varsity Boys' Handball.
In addition, tonight was "Fan Appreciation Night" at Edward Byrne Center and as a result, prizes such as portable bluetooth speakers and headphones, were raffled off to spectators in the gymnasium during halftime. Whether they were teens from Queens or supportive fans who made the trek from Brooklyn to cheer on their squad, all the fans who attended this citywide tournament quarterfinal match-up went home happy due to charitable generosity of PO Lamont Anderson
reported by Jamal LaForce, PAL Sports Coordinator