Southeast Pa. was the same dominant force it was this winter when the 2016-17 Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State boys basketball teams were released Friday.
Players of the Year were Reading senior Lonnie Walker (6A), Archbishop Wood senior Collin Gillespie (5A), Imhotep Charter senior Daron Russell (4A), Neumann-Goretti senior Quade Green (3A), Constitution senior Tamir Green (2A) and St. John Neumann senior Kevin Anderson (1A).
Walker, a McDonald’s All-American who guided the Red Knights to their first PIAA championship in front of a sellout crowd at Giant Center in Hershey, was joined on the first team by Archbishop Ryan’s Izaiah Brockington. Perkiomen Valley’s Justin Jaworski and Abington’s Eric Dixon made the 6A second team. Pennsbury’s Mark Flagg, Archbishop Ryan’s Matiss Kulackovskis and Father Judge’s Marc Rodriguez were on the third team.
Gillespie led the Vikings to a second straight PIAA championship in dominant fashion under 5A Coach of the Year John Mosco. Wood teammate Tyree Pickron, Penncrest’s Tyler Norwood and Strath Haven’s John Harrar made the 5A second team; Wood’s Matt Cerruti, Upper Merion’s Matt Faw and Chester’s Jamar Sudan were on the third team.
In 4A, Imhotep’s Russell was joined on the first team by teammate David Beatty and the Germantown Academy duo of Evan-Eric Longino and Kyle McCloskey, who led GA to a runner-up finish in the Pa. Independent Schools Athletic Association tournament. The 4A second team featured Episcopal Academy’s Conner Delaney, EA’s Nick Alikakos and Imhotep’s Donta Scott. Conwell-Egan Catholic junior Patrick Robinson, a 6-2 point guard who averaged 17.9 points-per-game for the Eagles, earned Class 4A third team honors.
Westtown, the champions of the PAISAA tournament, placed three players on the 3A first team: McDonald’s All-American Mohamed Bamba,
Brandon Randolph and Cameron Reddish. Player of the Year Quade Green was joined by N-G teammate Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree. The 3A second team features Delaware Valley Charter’s Antwuan Butler and Mahki Morris; third team features Germantown Friends’ Michael Buckmire and Shipley’s Sam Sessoms.
In 2A, Tamir Green was joined by Constitution teammate Maurice Waters and Math, Civics & Sciences’ Malik Archer on the first team. MC&S’ Tymair Johnson was on the third team.
In 1A, Girard College’s Mikeal Jones was the lone southeast Pa. player on the first team. Girard’s Daiquan Copeland was on the second team; Faith Christian’s Zeke Snowden was named to the third team.
The 2016-17 Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State boys basketball teams, including each player’s school, height, class and scoring average.
Izaiah Brockington, Archbishop Ryan, 6-4 sr, 18.6 ppg
Sam Iorio, Parkland, 6-6 sr, 25.0 ppg
DeShawn Millington, Carlisle, 6-1 sr, 19.1 ppg
Andrew Petcash, Pine-Richland, 6-4 sr, 21.0 ppg
Nick Smith, North Hills, 6-1 sr, 26.0 ppg
Lonnie Walker IV, Reading, 6-5 sr, 18.4 ppg
Austin Butler, Greater Latrobe, 6-4 sr, 29.2 ppg
Eric Dixon, Abington, 6-6 soph, 19.2 ppg
Justin Jaworski, Perkiomen Valley, 6-1 sr, 22.2 ppg
David Kachelries, Emmaus, 6-0 sr, 23.8 ppg
Tyrese Martin, William Allen, 6-6 sr, 20.7 ppg
Stanley Scott, Williamsport, 6-3 sr, 20.0 ppg
Jalen Vaughns, Pocono Mountain West, 6-5 sr, 23.1 ppg
Mark Flagg, Pennsbury, 6-8 sr, 18.3 ppg
Drew Friberg, State College, 6-6 jr, 17.3 ppg
Phil Jurkovec, Pine-Richland, 6-5 jr, 16.0 ppg
Matiss Kulackovskis, Archbishop Ryan, 6-7 sr, 17.7 ppg
Marc Rodriguez, Father Judge, 6-2 sr, 19.7 ppg
Chris Whitaker, Harrisburg, 6-3 sr, 19.8 ppg
Talek Williams, William Allen, 6-3 sr, 17.8 ppg
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Lonnie Walker IV, Reading
COACH OF THE YEAR: Rick Perez, Reading
Eli Brooks, Spring Grove, 6-1 sr, 29.7 ppg
Robby Carmody, Mars, 6-4 jr, 26.2 ppg
Armoni Foster, Meadville, 6-2 sr, 26.2 ppg
Taylor Funk, Manheim Central, 6-9 sr, 24.3 ppg
Collin Gillespie, Archbishop Wood, 6-2 sr, 22.7 ppg
Jarrod Simmons, Moon, 6-8 sr, 19.1 ppg
Jackson Danzig, Abington Heights, 6-5 jr, 12.4 ppg
John Harrar, Strath Haven, 6-9 sr, 19.5 ppg
Antonio Ionadi, Hampton, 6-2 sr, 21.8 ppg
Tyler Norwood, Penncrest, 6-0 jr, 23.0 ppg
Tyree Pickron, Archbishop Wood, 6-3 jr, 13.5 ppg
Daeqwon Plowden, Mastery Charter North, 6-5 sr, 16.0 ppg
Antonio Rizzuto, Northeastern York, 6-2 jr, 19.0 ppg
Cade Alioth, Mechanicsburg, 6-5 sr, 18.5 ppg
Matt Cerruti, Archbishop Wood, 6-5 sr, 12.0 ppg
Matt Faw, Upper Merion, 6-7 sr, 18.0 ppg
Dylan Hastings, Solanco, 6-9 sr, 18.8 ppg
Fred Mulbah, Northeastern York, 5-9 jr, 16.7 ppg
Jamar Sudan, Chester, 6-6 sr, 15.7 ppg
George Tinsley, Abington Heights, 6-5 soph, 13.2 ppg
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Collin Gillespie, Archbishop Wood
COACH OF THE YEAR: John Mosco, Archbishop Wood
David Beatty, Imhotep Charter, 6-3 sr, 12.5 ppg
Josh Creach, Beaver Falls, 6-7 sr, 23.0 ppg
Evan-Eric Longino, Germantown Academy, 6-5 sr, 23.7 ppg
Kyle McCloskey, Germantown Academy, 6-5 sr, 20.5 ppg
David Morris, Erie Strong Vincent, 6-1 sr, 23.5 ppg
Daron Russell, Imhotep Charter, 5-11 sr, 18.0 ppg
Nick Alikakos, Episcopal Academy, 6-7 sr, 17.0 ppg
Paddy Casey, Scranton Prep, 6-0 sr, 15.1 ppg
Conner Delaney, Episcopal Academy, 6-0 sr, 18.8 ppg
Amos Luptak, Quaker Valley, 5-11 sr, 12.0 ppg
Nisheem McNeal-Wright, Universal Audenried, 6-2 sr, 25.0 ppg
Will Myers, Clearfield, 6-3 sr, 17.1 ppg
Donta Scott, Imhotep Charter, 6-7 soph, 10.6 ppg
Logan Bailey, Scranton Prep, 6-3 sr, 13.3 ppg
Marcus Hooker, New Castle, 6-0 jr, 14.3 ppg
Patrick Robinson, Conwell-Egan, 6-2 jr, 17.9 ppg
Geno Stone, New Castle, 6-1 sr, 16.4 ppg
Coletrane Washington, Quaker Valley, 6-4 jr, 15.0 ppg
Darius Wise, Beaver Area, 5-10 sr, 25.0 ppg
Ryan Young, Bethlehem Catholic, 6-9 jr, 13.9 ppg
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Daron Russell, Imhotep Charter
COACH OF THE YEAR: Andre Noble, Imhotep Charter
Mohamed Bamba, Westtown, 6-11 sr, 14.0 ppg
Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, Neumann-Goretti, 6-8 sr, 16.6 ppg
Nelly Cummings, Lincoln Park Charter, 6-0 sr, 29.9 ppg
Quade Green, Neumann-Goretti, 6-0 sr, 22.8 ppg
Brandon Randolph, Westtown, 6-5 sr, 18.9 ppg
Cameron Reddish, Westtown, 6-7 jr, 16.2 ppg
Joe Batt, Greenville, 6-2 jr, 19.8 ppg
Antwuan Butler, Delaware Valley Charter, 6-0 jr, 14.3 ppg
Timmy Edwards, Camp Hill Trinity, 6-4 sr, 18.6 ppg
Austin Gilbertson, Camp Hill Trinity, 6-3 sr, 15.4 ppg
Mahki Morris, Delaware Valley Charter, 6-3 sr, 18.5 ppg
Matt Popeck, Washington, 6-1 sr, 25.4 ppg
Brandon Stone, Southmoreland, 6-10 jr, 25.0 ppg
Michael Buckmire, Germantown Friends, 6-1 sr, 22.1 ppg
Ja’Mier Fletcher, Steel Valley, 6-6 jr, 19.0 ppg
Kenny Fukon, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic, 6-2 sr, 15.4 ppg
Etai Groff, Shady Side Academy, 6-3 sr, 22.0 ppg
Matt Holsinger, Central Cambria, 6-6 jr, 16.9 ppg
Melik Martin, York Catholic, 6-6 sr, 16.7 ppg
Sam Sessoms, Shipley School, 5-11 jr, 23.0 ppg
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Quade Green, Neumann-Goretti
COACH OF THE YEAR: Carl Arrigale, Neumann-Goretti
Malik Archer, Math, Civics & Sciences, 6-4 sr, 21.0 ppg
Brock Burleigh, North Penn-Mansfield, 6-5 sr, 21.2 ppg
Tamir Green, Constitution, 5-8 sr, 20.0 ppg
Chris Groetsch, Sewickley Academy, 5-10 sr, 14.3 ppg
Nate Ridgeway, Sewickley Academy, 6-5 soph, 17.3 ppg
Maurice Waters, Constitution, 6-6 sr, 16.0 ppg
Dan Callen, Clarion-Limestone, 6-7 sr, 18.9 ppg
Spencer DeMedal, Wilmington, 6-1 sr, 20.7 ppg
Mitchell King, Bishop Canevin, 6-0 sr, 19.0 ppg
Neal McDermott, Greensburg Central Catholic, 6-3 sr, 20.4 ppg
Mason Mraz, Laurel, 6-3 sr, 27.0 ppg
Justin Pryor, Sewickley Academy, 6-3 sr, 14.3 ppg
Joel Santana, Shenandoah Valley, 5-11 sr, 19.9 ppg
Jeff Fry, Muncy, 6-0 sr, 19.6 ppg
Jared Green, Coudersport, 6-0 jr, 16.8 ppg
Tymair Johnson, Math, Civics & Sciences, 5-11 sr, 9.2 ppg
Mike Joseph, Mahanoy Area, 5-11 sr, 22.1 ppg
Brandon Mohammed, Marian Catholic, 6-5 sr, 15.8 ppg
A.J. Myers, Chartiers-Houston, 6-1 sr, 24.3 ppg
Jesse Turkson, Julia Masterman, 6-4 sr, 21.4 ppg
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tamir Green, Constitution
COACH OF THE YEAR: Win Palmer, Sewickley Academy
Jaden Altomore, Monessen, 6-2 sr, 21.9 ppg
Kevin Anderson, St. John Neumann, 6-5 sr, 19.2 ppg
Maceo Austin, Kennedy Catholic, 6-4 soph, 19.2 ppg
Mikeal Jones, Girard College, 6-8 fr, 22.0 ppg
Drew Magestro, Kennedy Catholic, 6-2 sr, 20.0 ppg
Justice Rice, Monessen, 6-2 sr, 18.7 ppg
DeAireus Brown, York Country Day, 6-0 sr, 19.7 ppg
Daiquan Copeland, Girard College, 6-4 jr, 20.3 ppg
Nate DaCanal, Elk County Catholic, 6-2 sr, 15.3 ppg
Dylan Gordon, Southern Fulton, 6-5 sr, 20.0 ppg
Mikell McGee, Fannett-Metal, 5-9 sr, 25.8 ppg
Jordan Ray, York Country Day, 6-3 sr, 19.8 ppg
Kenny Robinson, Imani Christian, 6-1 sr, 25.0 ppg
Brady Fyfe, Shade, 6-3 soph, 23.0 ppg
Jalen Gorham, York Country Day, 6-5 soph, 15.7 ppg
Mohamed Konate, Kennedy Catholic, 6-4 sr, 10.1 ppg
Nick Porter, Saltsburg, 6-0 sr, 21.2 ppg
Ramfis Rodriguez, Lincoln Leadership, 6-3 sr, 21.0 ppg
Zeke Snowden, Faith Christian, 6-5 sr, 16.0 ppg
Marcin Wiszomirsky, Kennedy Catholic, 6-7 sr, 13.0 ppg
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kevin Anderson, St. John Neumann
COACH OF THE YEAR: Rick Mancino, Kennedy Catholic
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