Laying the foundation: 24-year-old basketball coaches finding their way at smallest of Section III schools (60 photos)

Mater Dei vs. Pulaski boys basketball

From left, 2018 Jordan-Elbridge graduates Aidan Carpenter and assistant coach Brandon Wick are the new boys basketball coaches are Mater Dei Academy this winter.Mark DiOrio | Contributing photographer

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Syracuse, N.Y. — Aidan Carpenter and Brandon Wick wanted a way to stay connected to basketball.

They had been teammates on the hardwood since the fifth grade, then at Jordan-Elbridge High School, before leaving for college. So after they came home from college, they started coaching in the Cayuga County Youth Organization.

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