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25th Season Stories – Bartolotta

You might recognize them as some of the best basketball players to come through Colorado. But do you know what Abby (Waner) Bartolotta and Jimmy Bartolotta remember most about their youth basketball days? Check out their message below.

It’s safe to say the two of them have had standout careers on and off the court. Take a look at their accomplishments and what they are doing today:

Abby’s Basketball Resume

  • 2001 8th grade Gold Crown Championship
  • 3-time State Championship winner @ ThunderRidge High School (2003 – 2005)
  • Gatorade National HS Player of the Year
  • McDonalds All-American
  • Scholarship to play basketball at Duke University
  • 3-time gold medalist USA Basketball
  • WNBA draft pick by the New York Liberty

Abby’s life after basketball included a few years as an ESPN Broadcaster, followed by a few years coaching Women’s Basketball at the University of Denver. She is currently chasing around her 1-year old daughter and working in commercial real estate.

Jimmy’s Basketball Resume

  • 2001 8th grade Gold Crown Championship
  • State Championship Winner @ Heritage High School (2005)
  • Attended and played basketball at MIT
  • 2009 National Player of the Year
  • Once beat Abby in a shooting contest...

After college, Jimmy traveled overseas to play professionally. He now works in technology as the owner of a digital software agency and also leads the engineering department at Blinker, a Denver startup.

Thank you, Abby and Jimmy, for your continued support of Gold Crown Basketball!

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