Middletown, NY – Justin Feldman, a 2016 graduate of Chester Academy, has been awarded the 2018 Paul Rickard Memorial Athletic Scholarship. Justin is a Sophomore on the men’s basketball team at SUNY Orange.
Justin was a standout basketball and football player at Chester Academy. As a football player, Justin played just about every position. As a Freshman he played special-teams, fullback and defensive end as a Sophomore, tight end and linebacker as a junior and tight end, defensive end and quarterback as a senior. In 2014, he was selected as a Times Herald Record all-star.
On the court, Justin was just as versatile. He started his career as a guard and ended it in the post. As a Senior, Justin averaged 14.7 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.8 steals for the Hambletonians.
Most importantly Justin is a winner. In his four years at Chester, he won six Section IX championships.
After graduation, Justin committed to play football at Utica College in upstate New York. Like many SUNY Orange students, after his Freshman season Justin decided to come back home. Since arriving on campus, he has been a staple for Coach Detz on the court. In his first year, he started for the Colts. In his second season, he has been named captain of the team and is currently averaging 14 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
“Justin’s “do whatever the team needs” attitude is exactly why we are thrilled Coach Detz decided to award the Paul Rickard Memorial Scholarship to Justin.” said Tom Rickard. “Justin exemplifies everything my father wanted in his players hardworking, tough, selfless and of course talented. “