Just call them the Core Two. Center Stan Buczek and guard Jesse Longmire are the lone holdovers who saw playing time from John S. Burke Catholic’s 2011 Class B state championship team.
Of course, Buczek, a 6-foot-6 center, and Longmire, a versatile guard, are still getting it done. Buczek has been hot in the state playoffs, averaging 22 points and 10 rebounds in two games. Longmire comes off the bench and provides for the Eagles in so many different ways.
He can handle the ball, shoot and hits the key free throws down the stretch. What has impressed me even more about Longmire is his ability to rebound, mixing it up in the paint. The Core Two and the rest of the Eagles take on Long Island’s Amityville in the semifinals of the Class A state playoffs in Glens Falls at 9 a.m. Saturday.
We caught up with Buczek and Longmire: