July 19, 2009
Hector Cueto was an amazing talent who showed up in Indianapolis the fall of 2005 unannounced and became the energizing factor that enabled the 2006 GIDC Hawks to make a repeat appearance in the 2006 USADB Championship game in St. Louis, Missouri. Cueto was a 6 foot center who averaged 16 and 8 rebounds in his first season with the Hawks during the 2005-06 season. The next year 2006-07, he was moved to swingman where he propelled the Hawks to a 35-5 season record behind his 22 ppg average – unfortunatedly, the Hawks were upset in the USADB semi-finals 91-72 by eventual 2007 champions, DC East Zone. Cueto was also named the 2007 CAAD Most Valuable Player. In his two seasons with the Hawks, Cueto was an electrificying player who was very popular with opponents, fans and his teammates.
July 10, 2009
The 2009 Deaflympics will occur in two months at Taipei, Taiwan. and on the Track and Field roster is Onye Davis – disc thrower. In his spare time, Onye has also been a standout for the Indy Hawks
During his rookie season with the Hawks last winter – this Gallaudet University graduate played a prominent role during its 27-9 season. He played several important positions in the backcourt and frontcourt.
In the 2009 USADB Championship game in Southern California, Onye came off the bench to spark the Hawks, making several crucial baskets and free-throws in overtime to help the Hawks capture their second consecutive championship.
Here is the link showing him preparing for the 2009 Deaflympics:
July 8, 2009
Legendary point guard Shawn Stringfellow led the GIDC Basketball team to their first consecutive appearances in the USADB Championship games in 2005 and 2006. The 5’10 guard was heavily instrumental in taking GIDC to never-before heights and set the way for future Hawks successes. Stringfellow personally has quarterbacked the old Chicago Club to nine USADB crowns and although the Hawks didn’t win in the 2005 and 2006 finals – Stringfellow’s experience, poise and constant grace under fire set the precedence for future Indianapolis teams.