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SNY excited about Johan Santana, high school hoops

JohanSantana.bmpIf you were to assume that the people at SNY are juiced about Johan Santana joining the Mets, you would be correct.

What's good for the Mets is good for their TV station.

In the interim, SNY is excited about a more modest bit of news: the inaugural SNY Invitational, a high school basketball event that debuts Friday and Saturday at NYU and features four city basketball teams: Lincoln, Cardozo, Kennedy and Frederick Douglass.

Gary Cohen will handle the play by play alongside analyst John Celestand and with sideline reporter Kevin Burkhardt. The production team is headed by producer Gregg Picker and director Bill Webb, who work the station's Mets telecasts.

The event plans to add a Long Island team in '09.

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