SW SAM: Tamburro

Name: Joe Tamburro

Sports: Basketball and Baseball


Joe has an overall high school GPA of 3.3 and is a 2-year varsity captain for basketball. He was also named All-Conference for basketball for the 2014-15 season.


How Joe prepares for a game: Honestly, I sleep – especially on road games. I fall asleep all the time on the bus ride to the games. Also, I listen to music. My favorite artist is J Cole.

What Joe was most excited about this season: Getting to play one more season with some of my friends who’ve I have played with since fifth grade. We wanted to change the culture around South Windsor basketball and were excited to get to work.

Joe’s most memorable moment as a high school athlete: Scoring 42 points and the game winner against East Hartford in January would definitely be up there, along with beating Windsor on senior night and having our fans rush the court.

What Joe hoped to accomplish this season: After going 5-15 last year, we hoped to get at least eight wins and make our conference and state tournaments. We did accomplish our goals – going 12-8 and winning our first game in the conference tournament. I also hoped to make the All-Conference team, which I was able to do.

Joe’s favorite pro or college athlete: I’d have to say Steph Curry.

Joe’s college plans: I am going to attend Emmanuel College in Boston, play basketball, and major in Business Management.

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