Posted: March 14, 2019

Levar Folk ’95

Basketball

Levar Folk enjoyed one of the most outstanding basketball careers any Crusader has ever experienced. In fact, legendary varsity coach Don Kent refers to Levar as the best point guard ever to play at McClancy.

Prior to his varsity career, Levar captained the junior varsity team to a 24-2 City Championship season, and was named MVP. As a junior, he immediately became a starter and led the varsity team to the CHSAA Final Four. During the season, Levar was named to All-Tournament teams on two separate occasions.

At the start of his senior year, Levar was named captain. He went on to average 20 points per game and 9 assists, as the team finished with a 20-5 record. He was named to the All Queens 1st Team by Newsday and the All Brooklyn-Queens 1st Team by the CHSAA. Levar also earned All City 2nd Team honors from The Daily News, New York Post and Newsday.

After graduating from McClancy, Levar went to Boston University on a full scholarship where he majored in Sociology and minored in Criminal Justice. On the basketball court, Levar stepped right in as a starter and earned All Conference Rookie honors. During his sophomore year he led B.U. to the N.C.A.A. National Tournament. By the time Levar finished his career, he had compiled many impressive statistics. He is B.U.’s all time steal leader, 10th in scoring and 3rd in assists. He is the only player at B.U. to ever record 1000 career points, 500 assists and 200 steals.

Presently, Levar works for the Administration for Children Services as a Child Protective Specialist. He lives in Starrett City, Brooklyn with his four-year-old son, Isiah.