TEAM Roster

The Herkimer Originals TEAM in the HCCC Gymnasium (Oct/2021)

Meet the amazing players of the Herkimer Originals (Herkimer OGs) ABA Basketball TEAM.


This will be Matt’s 3rd year as an ABA player! Matt is the second alum that attended Herkimer CCC ! In 2009 at Herkimer Community College, his team made it to Nationals in the NJCCA! Matt played for the Oneonta Octane for 2 years! Matt’s best game was against the Worcester 76ers where he netted 41pts and 8 threes for the Octane! Matt’s ABA experience will help the OGs in all aspects of the game! With his 3 point shooting ability and range, Matt will be a hard player to guard. Not only can he shoot from anywhere; he can be very crafty around the rim!

Player: Matt Baldwin
Number: #4
Height: 6′ 2”
Weight: 200 lbs.

Age: 30

Position:
Guard
Hometown: Gloversville, NY
ABA Experience: 2 years
High school attended: Gloversville High School, Graduated 2009
College attended: HCCC 2009; Utica College 2011-13 Graduated

Awards:

Gloversville High School: 2008-09’ 2-time Foothills Council MVP junior/senior year; 2009 Foothills Council Champions; Channel 13 All Star; 3rd Team All-State Guard

Herkimer CCC: 2009 Regional champs, national finalist; Utica College: d3hoops player of the week award

ABA Career: Oneonta Octane (2 years) – 28.9ppg, 3pg% 44%, 90.2% FT , 3.7apg, 4.5rpg


Jvon is a first year ABA player! Jvon’s speed and quickness is one of the best the OGs have seen. Besides Jvon being a great scorer, his defense is one of the best we’ve seen. He will lock up every teams best player and not give them an inch of space! Jvon is now a 2 sport semi-professional athlete. He plays semi-professional football as well as basketball now! With his tenacious defense, scoring abilities and playmaker skills, the OGs are happy to welcome Jvon to the team!

Player: Jvon Evans
Number: #21
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 190 lbs.

Age: 25

Position:
Guard
Hometown: Utica, NY
ABA Experience: Rookie
High school attended: Thomas R. Proctor High School, Graduated 2014

Awards: 3 Year Starter; Section Championship (2012,2014)(MVP 2014)


David has some ABA experience, but this will be his first full season! He is one of the most versatile players to come out of this area at 6’8, being able to play any position at any time. His court awareness and ability to score is one of the best we’ve seen. He will help the OG’s in every aspect of the game this year. He’s been playing professional basketball all over the world since 2011. His experience he brings to the OG’s will help every player on the team! At 6’8 not only can he cause havoc around the rim, but he can shoot from just about anywhere!

Player: David Golembiowski
Number: #42
Height: 6′ 8″
Weight: 250 lbs.

Age: 32

Position:
Forward/Center
Hometown: Barneveld, NY
ABA Experience: Rookie
High school attended: Holland Patent Graduated 2007
College attended: SUNYIT Graduated 2011; 4 years – 112-11; 108-11 NCAA

Awards:

Holland Patent HS: 2006-07 – Section 3 Class B-1 Boys Basketball Champions; All-Mohawk Valley Team

SUNYIT: 3-Time NEAC Player of the Year; 2nd Team All-American; All-time leader in career points, rebounds, blocks, and 3-pointers

Career Profile: BG Bonn Meckenheim (German 1st Regionalliga) 2011-2013; BBG Herford (German 1st Regionalliga) 2013-2014; Telekom Baskets Bonn (German 1st Regionalliga) 2015; BG Dorsten (German 1st Regionalliga) 2015-2017, 2-Time First Team All-League Selection; BG Hagen (German 1st Regionalliga) 2017-2018, 1st Regionalliga Honorable Mention


Justin is a first year ABA player! Justin is fresh out of Utica College and brings a lot of energy to the OGs team! His ability to get to the rim is one of the best we’ve seen. Not only can he finish well at the rim, if you give him any space his mid-range game is almost untouchable! Justin is the youngest player to sign with the Herkimer OGs!

Player: Justin Mayers
Number: #8
Height: 6′ 1”
Weight: 207 lbs.

Age: 23

Position:
Guard
Hometown: Westchester, NY
ABA Experience: Rookie
High school attended: Hastings High School, Graduated 2015
College attended: Onondaga Community College 2014-15, Graduated


Nate is a first year ABA player! Nate is going to be a powerhouse down low for the Originals with his 6’4 frame! Nate is a workhorse in the paint and isn’t afraid to take on anyone! With his strength and size it’ll be hard for opposing players to get to the basket and score!

Player: Nate Palmer
Number: #15
Height: 6’ 4”
Weight: 240 lbs.

Age: 25

Position:
Forward
Hometown: Holland Patent, NY
ABA Experience: Rookie
High school attended: Holland patent, Graduated 2013
College attended: Onondaga community college – Graduated 2015


Cody is a first year ABA player! Cody is one of the most athletic players the OGs have. He has a great 3 point shot and his corner 3 can be deadly! When it comes to the word Team, Cody is the definition of it. Cody’s a player that will give you his all every time he steps on the court! He brings a lot of energy and dedication to the OGs!

Player: Cody Passalacqua
Number: #2
Height: 6’ 2”
Weight: 190 lbs.

Age: 30

Position:
Guard
Hometown: Whitesboro, NY
ABA Experience: Rookie
High school attended: Whitesboro High School, Graduated 2009
College attended: Utica College – Graduated 2011


Ryan is a first year ABA player! Ryan is one of the best shooters to ever come out of the Utica area! He is Oriskany’s all-time leading scorer in school history still to this day! With his sharp-shooting skills from the 3-point line, he is going to be a very effective player in the ABA. Not only is he one of the best 3-point shooters in the area, his ability to get to the rim and finish makes him incredibly hard to defend!

Player: Ryan Schmadel
Number: #32
Height: 6’ 3”
Weight: 220 lbs.

Age: 23

Position:
Guard
Hometown: Oriskany, NY
ABA Experience: Rookie
High school attended: Oriskany High School, Graduated 2016
College attended: SUNY Cortland – Graduated 2020

Awards: 2016 state champion Oriskany High, Captain for SUNY Cortland, Oriskany High School All-Time leading scorer


Joe is a first year ABA player! His tenacious defense and energy is something that all OGs players look up to. Joe is a player that doesn’t back down from anyone that steps in front of him. Joe is a versatile player that can play any position at anytime. His speed and strength to slash to the rim is going to be very hard to stop for any team!

Player: Joseph Sullivan
Number: #5
Height: 6’ 5”
Weight: 215 lbs.

Age: 25

Position:
Guard / Forward
Hometown: Utica, NY
ABA Experience: Rookie
High school attended: Utica Notre-Dame, graduated 2015
College attended: SUNY Oswego – Graduated 2020

Awards: Sweet 16 finalist 2019, First team All-Conference player at Oswego


Matt is a first year ABA player! Matt is a fierce big man down low at 6’10. He will be one of the hardest big men in the league to stop in the paint. His footwork and post moves are at top tier as he continues to work hard in practices every week to be one of the top big men in the ABA league this year.

Player: Matt Welch
Number: #52
Height: 6’ 10”
Weight: 295 lbs.

Age: 27

Position:
Forward / Center
Hometown: New York Mills, NY
ABA Experience: Rookie

High school attended: New York Mills, Graduated 2012

College attended: University of The Cumberlands. Graduated 2016