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Visiting St. Francis College (SFC) in Brooklyn (and NYC)

This weekend, our host university of Saint Joseph’s was off to play a scrimmage at Boston College. This gave us the weekend off and so we had an excellent oppurtunity to visit New York City. From Philadelphia, that’s only a 2h bus drive.

But even then, we’re here to pick up as much basketball as we can, so we used our trip to visit St. Francis University in Brooklyn. One of the former topscorers of St. Francis, Jamaal Womack, is one of the assistants right now. St. Francis College is a rather small college (5000 students) right in the city center of Brooklyn.

Based upon our short visit, I think they have a very decent basketball program at St. Francis College! The university being rather small, gives immediately a feeling of being one big family on that campus.

Danny Jansson, Jamaal Womack and me

Danny Jansson, Jamaal Womack and me

St Francis College (SFC) in Brooklyn

St Francis College (SFC) in Brooklyn

Jamaal Womack on the topscorers list of SFC

Jamaal Womack on the topscorers list of SFC

Gym of SFC

Gym of SFC

Oh yes, once you’re in New York, as a basketball freak, you also want to visit the Madison Square Garden (legendary home of the New York Knicks), the NBA store and Nike Town (both on 5th Avenue):

Madison Square Garden shop

Madison Square Garden shop

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

Nike Town

Nike Town

NBA Store on 5th Avenue

NBA Store on 5th Avenue

And of course, we also visited to typical tourist stuff, like Times Main Square, WTC (Liberty Tower), Central Park, 5th Avenue, …. :

 

Streets of NY

Streets of NY

Billboerds

Billboards

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

Central Park

Central Park

Freedom Tower (new WTC)

Freedom Tower (new WTC)

Times Main Square

Times Main Square

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