Do you know what some of the best players in the Capital Region have in common?

Did you watch Section II basketball this season and wonder how some of these players got so good?

Chances are, they are working out with Steve Dagostino.

Dagostino spent five years playing professionally in Europe after a stellar career at St. Rose that saw him garner NE-10 Conference MVP two times. He was also named a Division II First-Team All-American twice.

He’s a Guilderland High School product, and he’s back working with some of the top teams and players in the area.

Dags Basketball Academy is growing rapidly and he’s working with several former Capital Region standouts, including ex-UAlbany point guard Mike Black, to bring a unique perspective to the game and all its intricacies.

Follow him on Twitter @DagsBasketball and check out this YouTube video to see it in action.

Let him tell what he's doing:

First half of the interview: Hear him talk about what he’s doing, who he’s working with, and giving back to the community he grew up in.

In the second half, listen to him speak about how he set up his program, the benefits it can give players, and how to find out more information.

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