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Posted November 20, 2015

2013 New England Basketball inductee Mo Cassara pictured with Legendary Worcester Academy coach Tom Blackburn and fellow inductee and Dallas Mavericks General Manager, Donn Nelson.

Cassara and Nelson were among the many WA Alums who played for Blackburn and were in attendance at the Worcester DCU Center.

June 22, 2013, Worcester, MA – Coach Mo Cassara and his 2003 Worcester Academy Team were inducted into The New England Basketball Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2013. The Worcester DCU center hosted this esteemed class that will be recognized as being among the best of New England Basketball. Thousands gathered in this celebration of basketball, New England history, and camaraderie.

The New England Basketball Hall of Fame casts a wide net over the accomplishments of the region’s renowned basketball participants, including players, coaches, administrators and officials at all levels.

The idea for the New England Basketball Hall of Fame sprang from the notion that among all the places basketball developed, from the concrete courts of New York City to the backyard hoops of Indiana, the initial seedbed for basketball was New England. A game that took root in middle Massachusetts is now played all over the world.

The Hall of Fame recognizes the people whose excellence has contributed to the rich legacy of New England Basketball. The categories that envelope all the people who make up this storied past are necessarily varied. The Division III female player, the Division I star, and the Basketball Hall of Fame Coach all weave colorful threads into the fascinating tapestry of New England Basketball.

Those who share a love of the game and whose memorable basketball accomplishments deserve special recognition gather every several years in a new spirit of goodwill and camaraderie to congratulate one another and to enjoy the profound satisfaction of being part of the distinguished heritage of New England Basketball. The entire list of inductees can be seen by following