Bryant Ciccio, a Senior guard and four year starter for the Attleboro boys high school basketball program, needs just 18 more points to reach the rare feat of scoring 1,000 career points in tonight’s home game against Oliver Ames. In doing so he would become only the 8th boys player in school history to achieve this milestone.
The Attleboro boys enter the game with a record of 12-3 overall and 10-2 in the Hockomoock league, considered the most competitive in Massachusetts. They find themselves still in the hunt for a league title, much of which can be attributed to Ciccio’s leadership and scoring ability. But Ciccio is more than a prolific scorer on the court; he has personified what it means for young players to participate in the AYBA.
If there is a way to epitomize Attleboro Basketball, Bryant Ciccio would be at the top of that list. His first experience with team basketball came as a first grader in the AYBA rec leagues, where coaches and players first recognized his ability. From there, he has become a fixture in almost every facet of Attleboro Youth Basketball programs. Beginning in the fourth grade, he led one of Attleboro’s most successful Metrowest Travel basketball teams in history, which consisted of current Senior teammates Tim Callahan, Qualeem Charles, Nick McMahon, Jason Weir, and Lorenzo Wilson. He played rec basketball every year through the 8th grade, and played each summer as a camper in Mark Houle’s High Five basketball camp.
Even after Ciccio “graduated” from the AYBA when he entered high school, he continued to give back to young Attleboro hoopsters. He has worked nearly every local summer camp and clinic as a coach or camp counselor since his Freshman year, and is a fixture on AYBA weekends as a ref and scorekeeper. Ciccio has also shown his off-court leadership skills by his active participation in the first Attleboro unified basketball teams over the past couple of years.
“Attleboro has been fortunate to have so many players that give back to the young athletes that will follow them, and Bryant Ciccio defines that leadership in so many ways.” said Attleboro High School Boys Varsity Head Coach Mark Houle. “It’s been a privilege to coach him, but his work ethic and passion for the game from an early age are the reasons his name will be sewn on the 1,000 point banner throughout history.”
Ciccio, who has committed to play college basketball for Emmanuel College in Boston next year, needs just 18 points to reach the milestone. He currently averages 18.3 points per game. Entering his senior year, Bryant needed only 270 points to pass the 1,000 point mark. More importantly, he has helped lead Attleboro teams to more than 56 wins over the past three and a half seasons, including 18 wins last year during his Junior campaign.
Bryant and his teammates need and deserve your support tonight as they take on Oliver Ames in another key conference battle. Please plan to show your appreciation for all of their commitment to the next generation of young players, to cheer them on to another league victory, and to hopefully celebrate Bryant Ciccio passing an outstanding personal milestone that is well deserved. We encourage everyone to attend tonight’s home game, with the Varsity kick off at 6:30 P.M.