Back in 1983 St. Peter’s from Staten Island pull off one of the improbable moments in CHSAA History by beating heavenly favor Molly High School led by Kenny Smith.
However Smith left the game early with an injury and never returned. However history was made and St Peter’s was the only team in Staten Island to ever win a city championship.
Greg Pedro a 6-foot-3 guard score 22 points and blocked the last shot in St. Peter’s 51-49 victory in the 1983 CHSAA city championship game. Pedro was named MVP of the CHSAA Intersectional playoffs. In the semi-finals St Peter’s upset Bishop Loughlin led by Mark Jackson and James Major. Pedro scored 1,406 career points earned the 1983 Jaques Award as Staten Island’s top player.
Pedro went on to play two seasons at Michigan State. He saw limited minutes at Michigan State and playing behind Kevin Willis and Scott Skiles. He transferred to Fordham and redshirt in his junior year.
In Pedro’s, junior season he averaged 13 points per game. In his senior campaign he was name team captain and play a key role in the lineup.
Pedro graduated with as a science major and earned his degree from Fordham. He became a successful prosthodontist for over 20 years and currently coaching at the Monroe Sports Center. In 2022, Pedro was inducted into the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame.