The measure of a playerís impact on the basketball floor does not start with his height, but more so by the length of the shadow he casts.
No better example of that truism is Otselic Valley senior point guard, David Cerasani. Any witness to a Vikings game can easily approximate how valuable a component the 5-foot-7-inch guard is to the teamís success.
Bottom line, Cerasani is a winner.
He piloted OV to a Section III, Class D championship in 2007, he led his team to a Central Counties League division title in 2008, and is the unquestioned leader on a Vikings team that is contending for a second straight league title. The Vikings are 49-12 over the last three seasons, and Cerasani is on pace to lead his team in scoring a third straight season.
Speaking of scoring, the OV dynamo passed some significant landmarks over the past two months. In early-December, he joined just a handful of Otselic Valley athletes cross the 1,000-point threshold. A week ago to the day, he went a step further moving on top of the all-time scoring list.