Seven seniors from the Queens-based AAU program head to Division I and II schools
By JOSEPH STASZEWSKI
Last Updated: 7:40 AM, November 23, 2009
Posted: 11:36 PM, November 22, 2009
Kelly Robinson still remembers being 9 years old and walking into PS 133 in Bellerose for the first time to practice with Dom Cecala’s AAU team. The now Francis Lewis senior guard came down to play on the recommendation of a family friend in search of teams with girls her own age and skill level.
“I just remember that I didn’t talk to anybody,” Robinson said. “I just went to the side and practiced.”
Cecala saw more than just quiet youth.
“That kid opened up my eyes like you could never believe,” he said. “At 9 years old that kid saw the floor better than most kids I saw out there. … She put so much effort into how