Around Town: News from your neighbors

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St. Raymond Hall of Fame inductee Peter Mulligan (l) with varsity head coach Jorge Lopez.
Photo courtesy of St. Raymond High School for Boys

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Hello readers and welcome to another edition of Around Town.

St. Raymond Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Varsity basketball head coach Jorge Lopez proudly inducted Peter Mulligan, Class of 2000 alumnus, into the St. Raymond High School for Boys Hall of Fame on Sunday, January 6 during the school’s Homecoming celebration.

During his time at St. Raymond, Peter was named NYS Mr. Basketball (2000), High School Player of the Year (2000) and led his alma mater to both a number eight national ranking in USA Today’s High School national poll and third CHSAA NYC Championship title.

After high school, Peter played at the University of Maryland Baltimore from 2000 to 2002 and transferred to Manhattan College where he played from 2003 to 2005.

During his college career, he earned many more accolades including being named the Northeast Conference’s Rookie of the Year.

Following college, Peter continued with a prolific professional career from 2006 to 2011 abroad playing in countries such as Portugal, the Czech Republic, France, Amsterdam, Finland, Hungary and Mexico.

At his retirement from the professional level, Peter returned to the states and pursued a career in education.

He currently teaches health and serves as a JV basektball coach at Urban Dover Team Charter School in Brooklyn.

Prior to the game, Peter addressed the St. Raymond varsity team in the locker room.

“Leave it all out on the court,” he said to the players. “Play smart and with your hearts.”

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