Scout’s honor

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What a scout!

Congratulations to borough son Thomas Verveniotis of Boy Scout Troop 715 for receiving the 2018 New York Knicks Dave DeBusschere Award.

The excelling teen was so honored on April 6, mid-court at Madison Square Garden during a New York Knicks game.

The Dave DeBusschere Award goes to a junior high school basketball player between the ages of 11-14 who excels on the court and in the classroom, and who exemplifies the heroic characteristics of the late Dave DeBusschere.

DeBusschere was a member of the NBA champion Knicks of 1970 alongside Willis Reed, Bill Bradley, Dick Barnett and Walt Frazier.

“We are proud to see Thomas recognized for his achievements and for his commitment as a scout and student,” said Ethan Draddy, chief executive officer of the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America.

“Thomas is an exemplary Scout and role model to all of us.”

Thomas was nominated as an active athlete in the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church Sports League.

To honor his DeBusschere Award, the New York Knicks donated new basketball equipment to Thomas’s community athletic center and hosted a basketball clinic.

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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