The Elevate CNY Team gathered a list of local athletes to motivate you to hit the turf, field, or court this Black History Month. 


Cedric Oliver

Oliver was a three-time Division III All-American who helped build the foundation for three decades of basketball excellence at Hamilton College. Read more here


Ray Bryant

Bryant was a two-time National Association of Basketball Coaches All-American Selection! Read more here


DeAndre Preaster 

Preaster, a TR Proctor graduate, went on to Syracuse University. Read more here 

Carl Boykin

Boykin, heralded as "one of the greatest two-sport athletes to ever come out of Utica" by the Greater Utica Sports Hall of Fame - read more here

Will Smith

Smith, a USA Today All-American pick his senior year at Thomas R. Proctor High School. Smith went on to the NFL's New Orlean's Saints. Read more here

Kevin Green

Green, an accomplished baseball player from Utica, was drafted by the Florida Marlins; read more here


Dale Shackleford

Shackleford, a prolific basketball player, was recruited by more than 200 Division I colleges! Read more here

Dave Cash

Cash, is a three-time All-Star and Most Valuable Player for the Pittsburg Pirates. Read more about Cash here

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