Democrat Photo by Frank Rizzo
THE HOOP: Cody Bojo of Delaware Valley,
right, looks to shoot the ball against Evan
Kraack of Narrowsburg in a Class D quarterfinal
game last month. The Eagles were eliminated by
Narrowsburg in this game. Behind Bojo are Chad
Powell and Bruce Nober.
Is The Coaches Choice
By Frank Rizzo
April 7, 2000 -- Callicoon So you played for a team which finished
fifth in the league and barely made the playoffs.
And youre talking to your coachs daughter,
who asks you to guess whose name is engraved on the
Western Sullivan League (WSL) boys basketball most
valuable player plaque.
If youre Cody Bojo, the reaction would be one of
WSL coaches bestowed a rare honor on Delaware
Valleys Bojo, picking as MVP a member of a squad
which was not even in contention.
Not only was this unprecedented in recent history, it
spoke volumes about Bojos abilities.
Delaware Valley coach John Hubert had no doubts about his
6-foot-4 centers value.
I think he helped our team the most, said
Hubert. Without him I doubt we could have gone
Added Hubert, Codys very coachable and helped
a lot of the other guys along. Hes got a darn good
shot and is a very good rebounder.
Bojo improved every aspect of his game, according to
He kept us in games, and even the ones we lost,
Cody made em close, praised Hubert, who
singled out the February 24 game against Eldred, a 72-52
must win for the Eagles.
Bojo scored a season high 31 in that game, which clinched
a sectionals spot for DV, and in the 14 league games
tallied 297 points for a 21.2 average.
Said one of Bojos admirers, Jeff-Youngsville coach
Rick Ellison: As far as talent, Cody can take over
any game he wants to. Hes probably the most purely
talented player in our league.
He can shoot from the outside, and if you go guard
him outside he can drive past you, Ellison added.
Hes a good leaper and handles the ball
Tri-Valley coach Jason Semo noted, Cody probably
had the most potential to dominate in his position. He
was very versatile for his size.
With a Little Help
If he were to do an Oscar-type thank-you speech, Bojo
would give acknowledgements to the following:
His coach: Mr. Hubert brought me up in my sophomore
year when I didnt think I was ready to play, and
hes pushed me in practice.
His brother Richard, a 1996 graduate of Delaware Valley:
He taught me everything. I played against him at
Nick Shursky, a 1995 DVCS grad: Nick has helped me
on and off the court. Hes helping me get on a
weight training program for college.
And finally, of course, his supporting cast of teammates.
Bojo hopes to play at either Herkimer or Schenedectady
The senior also plays football and baseball for the
Eagles. He is the son of Sharon Bojo of Callicoon.