Two NYC boys, from different backgrounds, brought together by basketball.
David Gurwitz & Oliver Taylor muse about all things sports and mentoring, in a heartwarming blog.
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Matt Smithmsmith@covnews.com Matt Smith After more than a decade apart, former Big East basketball player, and current Rockdale County Sheriff’s Deputy Oliver Taylor reunited with his mentor, David Gurwitz. The two have lived vastly different lives since Gurwitz first met Taylor in the lat In an empty gym at Memorial Middle School Thursday morning, a […]
By Sean Saint Jacques @SSaintj7 on May 23, 2016 Sean Saint Jacques tells the extraordinary story of former Seton Hall basketball star Oliver Taylor and the mentor that changed his life forever. This is the first part of a three part series. Part I: Meeting a Mentor and the journey to Seton Hall Oliver Taylor […]
By Sean Saint Jacques @SSaintj7 on May 24, 2016 This is part two of the Oliver Taylor story as told by Sean Saint Jacques. If you missed part one yesterday, you can read it right HERE. Gurwitz was not a fan of Carlesimo’s philosophy when it came to using Taylor on the floor during his […]
By Sean Saint Jacques @SSaintj7 on May 25, 2016 The conclusion of the Oliver Taylor story as told by Sean Saint Jacques. Oliver and David discuss what they are up to now and how they continue to grow every day. In suburbs of Atlanta, Taylor is a deputy sheriff and helps kids at Salem High […]
Steve Politi | NJ Advance Media for NJ Oliver Taylor (20) is carried off the floor after sinking the winning lay-up with one second left giving No. 21 Seton Hall a 70-69 victory over Pittsburgh in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden, Friday, March 8, 1991, New York. (AP […]
Oliver and David 00:40 Deputy Taylor if you’ll give me your background before meeting Mr Gurwitz. Just an inner city kid from Far Rockaway NY, in Queens! Just a kid with a dream and took a chance on something I loved. People felt that I was pretty good. I wound up playing on […]
Rabbi, Musician, David Gurwitz original article: www.danaroc.com David Gurwitz was an avid athlete growing up in the south Bronx in the 1950s and 1960s. He worked at a hotel in the Catskills where Wilt Chamberlain had once been a bellhop, and spent summers learning from Red Auerbach about talent recognition and development. David played basketball in […]