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Don Kent '62 Inducted into New York State Basketball Hall of Fame

Monday, March 21, 2011   (2 Comments)
Posted by: Michael Graziano
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Health scares couldn’t derail Kent’s journey to hoop Hall


Last Updated: 11:53 AM, March 20, 2011

Posted: 1:55 AM, March 20, 2011

This morning at the Glens Falls Civic Center, Monsignor McClancy coach Don Kent will be inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame, joining the likes of Archbishop Molloy’s Jack Curran, former St. John’s Prep coach Jimmy Gatto and St. Francis Prep’s Tim Leary.

Less than a year ago, Kent wasn’t sure he would live to see the day.

Kent, 66, was diagnosed with kidney cancer, and when doctors also found a growth on his right kidney, he feared he would have to live the rest of his life on dialysis — or worse.

"I was looking at cancer in the left kidney, the right kidney and the prostate,” he said. "I went to the library two nights in a row and I had to close the books, I got so terrified. You try to read as much as you can and gather as much facts and statistics. It’s scary. There were moments that I cried. I want to live, and I’m sure those words come out of every cancer patient’s mouth.”

Last June 22, Kent had his left kidney with the cancerous, grapefruit-sized growth removed, and following a CT scan, heard the greatest six words of his life.

"Mr. Kent, there is no cancer.”

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John Chojnowski says...
Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I am proud of you see you in April .i spoke to your brother .tell him to take to peter Lugers . The manger's brother 75 prep grad
Joseph Mosca says...
Posted Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Congrats, Don. Good job. Joe Mosca