#CapturedInQueens - Dorcas Carlo


One things Queens does better than every other borough in New York City, is basketball. Or at least we used to. In the late 90’s and early 2000’s, the hoops talent flooding Queens high schools was insane.

You had Queens kids like Lamar Odom from South Ozone Park, Chamique Holdsclaw from the Astoria Projects, Ron Artest from QB, and you also had Dorcas Carlo from Elmhurst.

Yup, Dorcas Yasmin Carlo. While Dorcas ultimately didn’t reach the pros like the other names previously mentioned, she was one of the best female ballers in Queens when she played. She had the same dribble and handle that was definitive of all the elite guards that came out of this borough.

Carlo was 4th in scoring in the the NYC PSAL League in 2004 and is STILL the All-Time Leading scorer at Robert F. Wagner Jr. High School.

Needless to say it was great finally getting to meet Dorcas yesterday. We spoke about Queens, basketball and the plight of our hometown NY Knicks.

Go to https://www.instagram.com to learn more about Dorcas in our #CapturedInQueens feature just out now.  

Photo & words by Adolfo Steve Vazquez