WATERBURY, CT, 23 SEPTEMBER 2011-092311JS06--Future NBA player for the New Jeresy Nets and former Torrington High School standout Jordan Williams pulls down a rebound during the Ryan Gomes All-Stars basketball game with the New York City Street Ballers Friday at Crosby High School in Waterbury. The event was held as a fund raiser for Hoops for Heart Health, the Ryan Gomes Foundation charity that donates heart defibrillators to schools and gymnasiums around the country. The second will support a college fund for the child of Timothy "T.J." Mathis was shot and killed in New Haven earlier this month. Mathis was a former Hamden High basketball star who later played at Morgan State University and Mercyhurst College. The 25-year-old had become a close friend to Gomes through their shared love of basketball. The two were teammates in summer league tournaments, and often played together right here at the North End Rec Center.
Jim Shannon Republican-American