On Friday, Feb. 7, Jason Boone was induced into the Warwick Valley High School Boys Basketball Hall of Fame.
Boone, a graduate of the Class of 2003, was a two-year varsity player and starter (2001-03). He played under head coach Gary Vyskocil.
He also was the captain and leader of the 2001-02 OCIAA Class AA Division II Championship team. His teams qualified for the Section IX playoffs in both his junior and senior season, where the 2002-03 team advanced to the semi-finals of the Section IX Class AA tournament.
Boone also was a standout football player and multi-sport athlete for the Wildcats.
Boone finished his career with 725 points in 45 games, making him the school’s sixth all-time leader in career points scored. He received the prestigious Warwick Valley High School's C. Ashley Morgan Male Athlete of the Year Award during his senior year in 2003.
College - and beyond
He graduated from New York University where he played four years of college basketball. He set numerous individual and team records during his career. In his senior year at NYU, he was selected as a Division III All-American.
Boone then went onto have a 12-year professional basketball career as a player in Europe. He just recently retired after the 2019 season. He had the opportunity to travel to more than 30 countries, to live in five of those nations, to play in top European competitions and to win a 2010 European Championship.