“He’s kind of what our defense needed,” Sheldon said. “I think he’s the best rookie in the league. He’s one of the better big men we’ve seen all around. He’ll be one of the best big men in the league.”
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Salem native Sean Stellato excelled on the football field and basketball court at Marist College, and now the agent represents NFL players such as New England Patriots Kyle Love and Kyle Arrington . Stellato will be inducted into the Massachusetts chapter of the National Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame on March 9 at the Venezia restaurant in Dorchester. . . . .
Lynn Classical product Jasper Grassa poured in a career-high 30 points Wednesday night as the Bentley men’s basketball team (9-15) toppled Northeast-10 co-leader and host Franklin Pierce (18-6), 66-60, in Rindge, N.H.. . .
Football official certification classes will begin at 7 p.m. on March 19 at the Irish-American Club in Malden. Successful candidates will be certified to officiate high school, prep school and youth football. Call course instructor Mike Roccia at 617-543-5979 for more information.
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