Talk about timing.
Willie Worsley — along with Spring Valley colleague Terry Mulgrew — published an autobiography on Feb. 20 entitled “Our Reward Will Be in History.” It tells the incredible story or Worsley’s life in and around basketball — his days as a high school All-American at DeWitt Clinton; playing a decent center named Lew Alcindor; winning a National Championship against all-white Kentucky as a member of all-black Texas Western; all-black; and playing in the ABA for the New York Nets.
Worsley’s story is also strongly connected to nearly 50 years helping kids, including his days as a coach. Today’s story focuses on a unique aspect of his book and how it relates to Spring Valley recently ending a 19-year drought as Section 1 champs.
CLICK HERE to read Worsley’s story. Spring Valley returns to the court at 4:45 p.m. today when it meets Union-Endicott in the Class A state regional semifinals at Purchase College.