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WINNINGEST ACTIVE COACHES
Jeff Weiss - 606 - LWA
Wally Bachman - 443 - Jericho
Steve Liebertz - 408 - Great Neck South
CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THE MOVE
The 2020 NYSPHSAA State Basketball Championships have returned to Glens Falls.
It's as it should be!
HALL OF FAME CALLS TWO FROM LI!
The New York State Basketball Hall Of Fame will welcome two of our all-time great coaches at this season's induction ceremony. Coach Carl Johnson from the legendary Brigehampton Killer Bees program, who coached the team to four state championships and played for them in another three, and Chris Agostino - part of the incredible Agostino coaching family that boasts four varsity coaches and a list of championships and great players as long as your arm. He took Harborfields to three straight Section 11 titles, two Long Island Championships, and a New York State Championship and he continues to add to his legacy as the Athletic Director at Elmont. The ceremony will be next spring in Glens Falls. See you there!
The 2020 New York State Federation Tournament Of Champions will be held at Fordham University this season! Also as it should be! Big audiences for the big event!
BCANY SUMMER HOOPS FESTIVAL
An All-Star Team competition between teams from every part of New York State, Suffolk County claimed its first title ever this year, defeating Hudson Valley in the final. Brentwood's Bryce Harris had 24 points and BBP's Pierce Prendergast 15 in the title game. A Long Island team won it in 2011.
LONG ISLAND TAKING OVER BIG 10
Two LuHi kids - Andre Curbelo and Zed Key, have committed to Big 10 schools for next season. Curbelo to Illinois and Key to Ohio State. They join fellow LuHi player Devonte Green, who is in his senior year at Indiana.
Courtney Booth/Sachem East
Tyrone Pannell/Central Islip
Eamon McGowan/South Side
Alex Bauer/Long Beach
O'CONNELL TO ST. JOHN'S
Chaminade's Thomas O'Connell, who just wrapped up a great lacrosse career at the University of Maryland, is returning to his first love and will be playing basketball for St. John's University this season as a grad student. His younger brother Michael just won his second straight Alzheimer's All-Star Classic MVP trophy.
THE SWEET SIXTEEN
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It's year two of our great new high school basketball showcase - once again the can't miss basketball event of the holidays! For just $5 a day or $8 for two days, see 4 outstanding games each day between top teams from all over the Metropolitan area, and all games will be played at the beautiful St. Anthony's High School Gym in South Huntington. Last year, we din't have a game that was decided by more than 9 points!
Here is the line-up of teams so far:
Bishop Hendricken HS
11 time Rhode Island State Champions
Defending Long Island Class AA Champions and New York Public School State Finalists
Brooklyn Law & Tech
2018 PSAL Class A Champions
Two time CHSAA State Champions, four time finalists, and Long Island CHSAA Regular Season Champions or Co-Champions for the past four years.
Defending Staten Island PSAL Class AA Champions
Holy Trinity HS
Defending Long Island Catholic School Champions, two time CHSAA State Champions and three time finalists.
Mount Vernon HS
Defending Sec 1 and 11 time New York State Champions
Two time Federation State Champions
St. Anthony's HS
Two time Federation Champions and 3 time CHSAA State Champions
Thurgood Marshall Academy
Defending PSAL Class AA Manhattan Borough Champions
Seven time Connecticut State Champions
TO RETURNING SCORERS
Zaire Baines/Portledge 34.2
Ty-Shon Pannell/Central Islip 26.7
Malik Edmead/Deer Park 25.1
Josh Fenner/John Glenn 24.7
Ahkee Anderson/Center Moriches 23.0
Xavier Allen/Mattituck 22.3
Teddy Mangiarotti/Locust Valley 22.3
Sultan Mirza/East Meadow 22.1
Dionte Jordan/Wyandanch 21.6
Mike Sixsmith/Holy Trinity 21.3
Brett Karkus/Hewlett 20.6
Colin Cassara/Newfield 20.0
LUHI NATIONALLY RANKED
USA Today put LuHi 9th nationally in their preseason rankings. STORY
Coming off their first New York State Federation Class AA Title ever and 8th overall, colleges continue to gobble up LuHi players. Jalen Celestine became their third high major signing, committing to Cal-Berkeley.
The 11th Annual Thanksgiving Rumble is November 23rd and 24th this year at SUSA Sports in Hauppauge! Great competition and a great family event for grades 3 through 9! REGISTER