Craig Raucher Staten Island
“I am a living, breathing and playing testimonial to the idea that if you find the right surgeons, the right hospitals and add a very high level of determination, you can play basketball competitively after your knees are replaced.” …..CraigRaucher Continue Reading
Staten Island Basket Ball League
We have been approached by the nationally recognized Dave & Busters Corporation as a sponsor for the Staten Island Basketball League as they were opening their first location at the newly renovated Staten Island Mall. That sponsorship became effective on September Continue Reading

February 2, 2018

The Run

Recently a call came into the league office from the Staten Island District Attorney’s office. The assistant DA asked for Craig Raucher and not knowing what to think I of course answered the call. The ADA wanted to play ball Continue Reading

February 1, 2018

The Court

Here it is look at it. You have seen it years before in a thousand different cities. When you walk through the doors of the venerable school on to the time worn basketball court you are transported back decades. It Continue Reading

February 1, 2018

The Zone

If you play the game you know what the zone is. It is a physical and emotional place you strive of to be in. It validates you as a player. It is the result of thousands of games played over Continue Reading
Located right outside of Public School 8 where the League plays. We started as unlimited numbers of urban kids have always begun by playing in the park. Some call it the court or the yard or the school. Outdoors. New Continue Reading

January 30, 2018

The Hook

What draws people to this game and this group? Why do players come twice a week for weeks and months and years in a row? Why do old timers turn up to play? What is the hook? The hook in Continue Reading
I am a 62-year-old man with a long and rich basketball history. I am the founder and Commissioner of the Staten Island Basketball League and have played organized and college basketball for 52 years. I’ve had many knee surgeries over Continue Reading