Twenty-One, Taps, and H.O.R.S.E. were all regular parts of the free-time recreation buffet on Hill Court. But 3-on-3 was the lynch pin of all of those “pick-up” games and true bragging rights were at stake.
It was announced this week that they are adding 3-on-3 Basketball to the Olympics in 2020. Which prompted old, nostalgic minds who edit this website to think, who were the best 3-on-3 counselor or camper tandems of their eras at Saginaw.
So here are a few candidates of the 3-on-3 Best Ever designation:
Counselor 3-on-3 Teams:
1957- Eddie Abrams-Marty Miller-Hank Aberman
1962- Hank Aberman-Larry Abrams-Butch Thomas
1965- Hank Aberman-Stan Wexler-Pete Vantine
1966- Stan Wexler-Mike Bratman-Sandy Lipstein
1968- Stan Wexler-Harvey Forman-Jack Weiss
1969- Jack Weiss-Stan Wexler-Jack Wilen
1970- Jack Weiss-Ethan Lock-Cary Reines
Camper 3-on-3 Teams:
1968- Cary Reines-Steve Greene-Brian Redman
1969- Brian Redman-Jamie Wilen-Paul Sherr
1971- Alan Harris-Marc Rosen-Robbie Lipstein
You are encouraged to proffer your own. Just email your suggested trio and the year to:
Also, any comments or criticisms about of those listed above can be added through the “Reply” mechanism below.
Don’t miss this chance to relive some history and make your voice heard in this pressing debate.