Could a mainstreamed deaf basketball player
socre 37 points in the first half in a
high school basketball game and score zero
points in the second half?
It happened to Danny Fine, deaf member of the
1952 Straubenmiller Textile HS (NY)
basketball team. He was the team’s best
player. Apparently resentful teammates
agreed not to pass the ball to him
in the second half, and for some reason
the coach didn’t notice it!
Fine received basketball scholarship offers
from big time universities – NYU, BYU,
Colorado, etc – but, to his big regret
years later, turned them down.
He just wanted to play deaf club
basketball. And also he was hired by
a big New York insurance company
to work for them and to play on the
company basketball team.