Albany basketball team featuring player, coach from York County suspends activities


The University at Albany in New York’s state capital has temporarily suspended all men’s basketball activities after an individual associated with the team was part of a pool of tests that came back presumptively positive for COVID-19 during routine pooled surveillance testing.

The university says the action is being done “out of an abundance of caution” while it awaits the results of diagnostic testing to confirm the result. The individual is in isolation and the school says no other teams’ activities are affected at this time.

A determination on when men’s basketball can resume will be made pending additional test results.

The Albany team includes one player from York County (Northeastern High School graduate Antonio Rizzuto, a 6-3 junior guard) and one assistant coach from York County (York Catholic grad Jon Iati).

To date, the university’s pooled testing program has analyzed more than 18,500 saliva samples with a presumed positivity rate of about 0.5%.