Former NDP athlete signs with South Dakota college

Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale former athlete, Gennaro Silvestro has signed to play basketball at Mount Marty College in Yankton, S.D.

Silvestro averaged 18.5 points per game during his senior year with NDP. According to a Mount Marty press release, he was named team MVP at Notre Dame and also played with Team Zona, coached by Tim Howard, in the summers.

He plans on majoring in pre-professional with hopes of attending physical therapy school, according to the release.

Joining Silvestro in the recruiting class is Drew Cheskie (Ellsworth, Montana), Treasure Hollister (Guernsey, Wyoming) and Tanner Sumption (Rapid City, South Dakota).

Head Coach Andrew Baker is happy to announce the four signings.

“All four of these players will add to our freshmen class in different, yet positive ways.  Cheskie and Sumption will add some size where Drew is very big and strong and can score on the block.  Tanner is skilled for his size as he can pass it very well, shoot, and finish around the rim,” Coach Baker stated in the release. “Treasure is a scoring point guard who will need to get stronger but has a nice upside.  Lastly, Gennaro is a nice athlete with good size and a college ready body who can really shoot it.  I am excited for all of these young men to join our program.”

All four of these student athletes are recipients of an MMC academic scholarship as well as a basketball scholarship, according to the release.

For more information on Mount Marty College’s basketball program please visit or contact head men’s coach, Andrew Baker at

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