Manhattan unveils very green basketball court

manhattancourtBy Nick Veronica

Manhattan College’s new basketball court will be about as green as a basketball court can get.

The school released images of Draddy Gymnasium’s new court design Monday. The only part of the floor that features a traditional hardwood color is inside the three-point arc.

“We want to own the color green,” Manhattan athletic director Noah D. LeFevre said in the release. “How facilities appear matter and I am happy with the way this important component turned out.”

All parts of the court that are out-of-bounds will be painted white, with the Jaspers’ website, Twitter handle, hashtag and school name written in green.

“[The court] will be another area in which we separate ourselves in college basketball,” coach Steve Masiello said. “It will now make Draddy Gymnasium one of the hardest places to play because of the Green Monster.”

Manhattan is 34-13 at home the last four years under Masiello.

The design, sanding and repainting work will be done by Prater Industries.

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