No. 4 Top Sports Story: Creighton’s jersey retired

12/29/2013 7:00 AM |
GARRET MEADE PHOTO  |  Ryan Creighton was presented a framed No. 34 Greenport jersey by varsity coach Al Edwards (left) and superintendent ichael Comanda Wednesday night.

GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Ryan Creighton presented with a framed No. 34 Greenport jersey by varsity coach Al Edwards (left) and superintendent Michael Comanda.

The greatest Greenport basketball player in school history saw his jersey rise to the rafters earlier this year.

Ryan Creighton, who played for the Porters from 2005 to 2009 — becoming Long Island’s all-time leading scorer and New York State’s second-leading scorer with 2,799 points — had his No. 34 jersey retired in a moving ceremony before a Greenport varsity game.

Creighton became the second Greenport player to have his jersey retired, joining Al Edwards, who coached Creighton there. Creighton would go on to become the junior varsity coach at Greenport for the start of this winter season.

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