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1st Team
Trueheart (Canisius)
Panebianco (Jamestown)
Lewis (Nichols)
Bryant (East)
Welch (Cheektowaga)

2nd Team
Reed (Canisius)
Brown (Amherst)
Bergmann (Frontier)
Holness-Lightbody (St. Francis)
Castronova (Will. South)

3rd Team
Cieski (Cheektowaga)
Brooks (Silver Creek)
Jack (Will. North)
Cheatom (Park)
Morris (McKinley)

4th Team
Simpson (Timon)
Searles (Global Concepts)
Foster (MEC)
Davis (St. Joe's)
Owens (Tapestry)

5th Team
Lewis (Holland)
Nodine (Starpoint)
Nwora (Park)
Miner (Nichols)
Lott (Health Sciences)

CO-POY
Trueheart
Panebianco

COY
Husband (Canisius)

I am going to start out with Player of The Year.

I can see the favorite will be Zack Panebianco.
Zack is an extraordinary talent. Who certainly belongs in consideration for POY.

I am going to pick LaTerrance Reed of (Canisius) for my Player Of The Year.

JWH12, how do you figure Cieski deserves 3rd team? How about the frosh from Will South? He was the much better player this year when the two went head to head.

POY. Panebianco
COY: Bataglia from Park.

Nick Parucki needs consideration POY in ECIC II, WSE doesn't get a ton of publicity but nicks a great overall player.

The kid hairston from Cleveland hill isn't on at least 5th?

J.P Rehak from south

@Furious J.P. fan I couldn't of said it better myself. He played a key role in the run by south this year. Especially the candy that his mom brought for the herd really was a key contribution.

Pyo: bryant
1st team
Truehart
Welch
Brown
Panebianco
bryant
2nd team
Lewis
Reed
Castranova
Brooks
Nwora
3rd team
Minor
Foster
Cheatom
Cathart
Jack
4th team
Staton
Matt Dolan
Lewis (holland)
Cieski
Hairston
5th team
Lott
Bergman
Davis
Morris
Brown (east)

1st Team
Panebianco (POY)
Truehart
Chris Miner
Laterrance Reed
Percy Bryant

2nd Team
Billy Brooks
Cam Lewis
Dominick Welch
TC Brown
Devin Morris

3rd Team
Nwora
Foster
Castranova
Cheatom
Cieski

4th Team
Matt Dolan
Stephen Carlson
Clay Lewis
Kyle Bradley
Derek Simpson

5th Team
John Piper
Chris Woodard
Justin Jones
Dolan (freshman)
Tanner Schmidt (D1)

Coach of the year: Husband

I forgot about Matt Dolan. Wait, who is he again?

Wait, are South fans trying to get Matt Foster and Graham Dolan in as one player? Is that allowed? If so, I think Matt Dolan is a great choice and I'd like to nominate Myles Varner for consideration.

1st Team
Panebianco (POY)
Truehart
Welch
Bryant
Reed
2nd Team
Lewis
Brown
Jack
Molson
Nwora
3rd Team
Castronova
Cieski
Minor
Holness-Lightbody
Foster
4th Team
Nodine
Martin
Emer
Tolliver
Davis
5th Team
Parucki
Tait
Dolan
Morris
Lewis

POY Reed--threw it in against the very best
COY Kensey Maryvale- went the farthest with heart
6th Man--CC--only one --Tanner Schmidt D1!

1st
Zach P--a tough out
Staff T--best big on best team
Jordan N -- big guard big shot
Cam Lewis -- Nichols leader
Josh Huffman--not a good day for you when Huff is assigned to guard you. Ask EVERYONE on ANYBODY's list that they submit! He will lock you down. Defensive POY and solid ball control and offense. When he is on your team, you know you can win. Huff is a champ. period.

2nd
Percy Bryant
Chris Minor
Fred Foster
TC Brown
Dom Welch

3rd
Steve Carlson
D Morris
X Maye
Randy Golda
Bill Brooks

4th
D Cathcart
Sam Castronova
Dylan Lambert
Derrick Cheatom
Zack Ciesla

5th
Kyle Bradley
Greg Dolan
Jay Bergman
T Molson
K Holness-Lightbody

Sorry for any misspelling.
Obviously I did not see everyone play--just my own "knowledge" list.

Player of the Year:

Zack Panebianco - The stats are definitely there, another ECIC I division title, another Class AA sectional crown, almost single handily (again) beat undefeated Aquinas in regionals. He consistently came up big in the big games. Runner up: Stafford Trueheart - Canisius.

Coach of the Year:

Anastasia - Olean - I don't think he should have won it last year. I thought it should have gone to Ben Drake at Jamestown. This year, he loses all 5 starters from a team that made it all the way to Glens Falls, gets moved up a class to A-2, shares a divisional title and wins the A-2 sectional championship. Runner up - Gabe Michael - Williamsville South.

1st Team:

Zack Panebianco - Jamestown
Stafford Trueheart - Canisius
Laterrence Reed - Canisius
Percy Bryant - East
Cam Lewis - Nichols

2nd Team:

Billy Brooks - Silver Creek
Dominik Welch - Cheektowaga
Devin Morris - McKinley
Chris Miner - Nichols
Sam Castronova - Williamsville South

3rd Team:

TC Brown - Amherst
Jordan Nwora - Park
Josh Huffman - Canisius
Tanner Schmit - Nichols
Fred Foster - MEC

4th Team:

John Piper - Fredonia
Stephen Carlson - Jamestown
Maceo Jack - Williamsville North
Derek Cheatom - Park
Zak Cieski - Cheektowaga

5th Team:

Kyle Bradley - Wilson
Davon Gant - I-Prep
Kordell Holness-Lightbody - St. Francis
JaQuoine Fogan - Tapestry
Justin Jones - Canisius

Honorable Mention:

Randy Golda - Park
Kyle Harris - Park
Takal Molson - St. Mary's
Derick Simpson - Timon
Quinton Lamar - Timon
Jaylin Rose - Hutch Tech
Matt Cieslik - City Honors
Jojo Staton - MEC
Damone Brown - East
Juwan Tolliver - McKinley
Xavier Maye - I-Prep
Terrence James - I-Prep
Brandon Roach - Olmsted
Zac Kinsey - Jamestown
Ben Larson - Jamestown
Dylan Lambert - Williamsville North
Nicholas Clough - Williamsville East
Cort Williams - Williamsville East
Kam Varner - Williamsville South
Graham Dolan - Williamsville South
Christian Nodine - Starpoint
Dorian Billups - Amherst
Mike Kelleher - Maryvale
Mikey Bermudez - Niagara Falls
Qeyion Williams - Niagara Falls
Chris Woodard - North Tonawanda
Dez Blackmon - Albion
Pat Moore - Fredonia
Cam Voss - Fredonia
Ben Eckstrom - Olean
Chucky Martin - Olean
Cody Johnson - Cassadaga Valley
Jared Fish - Salamanca
Bryce Morrison - Randolph

Sportsmanship of the Year Awards:

TC Brown
Fred Foster

(Yes, I'm being facetious)

All Freshmen Team:

Greg Dolan - Williamsville South
Marcellus Cooper - Nichols
Joe Jones - Park
Willard Anderson - East
Ray Blackwell - Maryvale

Takal Molson put up crazy numbers... So did Dante Campbell from Tech, and Jaylin Rose from tech is an awesome point guard, their coaching and supporting cast was atrocious I must say. And also the freshman Ray Blackwell from Maryvale should at LEAST make honorable mention. Kid has game

Greg Dolan from will south (freshman) should be at least 3rd team on all of these lists.. Anyone who watched south realized he was south' best player...

Does the number of games a team won affect the decision of putting an individual on the list

1st
Panebianco(POY)
Reed (Canisius)
Morris(McKinley)
Welch(Cheektowaga)
Bryant(East)

2nd
Brown(Amherst)
Nwora (Park)
Truehart(Canisus)
Molson (Mary's)
Staton(MEC)

None of the guys John Doe mentioned will even make all-league except Molson. But I am interested in hearing some of the "crazy numbers" this Dante Campbell put up at Tech, mainly because I never heard of him. Then again I wasn't sure Tech still had a team either but I guess someone has to be last in the yale cup.

3 point

1st team
Dominick Welch (Cheektowaga)
Zack Panebianco (Jamestown)
Stafford Trueheart (Canisius)
Percy Bryant (East)
Laterrence Reed (Canisius)

2nd Team
Cam Lewis (Nichols)
Billy Brooks (Silver Creek)
chris Miner (Nichols)
T.C. Brown (Amherst)
Jordan Nwora (Park)

3rd Team
Maceo Jack (Will North)
Sam Castronova (Will South)
Donel Cathcart (O'hara)
Derek Cheatom (Park)
Devin Morris (Mckinley)

4th team
Tokal Molson (St. Mary's)
Zack Ciezki (Cheektowaga)
Fred Foster (MEC)
Kyle Bradley (Wilson)Tanner Schmidt (Nichols)


5th Team
Bergmann (Frontier)
Derrick Simpson (Timon)
Holness-Lightbody (St.Francis)
Josh Huffman (Canisius)
Greg Dolan (Will South)

Notables
Carlson (Jamestown)
Paige (Lewiston-Porter)
Toliver (Mckinley)
Lambert (Will North)
Piper (Fredonia)
Q.Lamar (Timon)
W.Lamar (Timon)

Didn't see a lot of other Players who no doubt belong on the list.

POY....Panebianco
COY....Olean's!!! How do you lose a starting line up and come back with a good season and nearly make it out of class A. Honorable mention...Battaglia for making the Park pieces fit, Dorsey who always gets the max out of his McKinley squad and Rath who lost the whole starting lineup at St. Mary's and made it to class B championship game.

CM, yes Molson will make it. But if you seen the games I seen you would know, those 2 Tech kids and that freshman can play. Campbell scores with the best of them, Rose plays his heart out and is a true point, and that freshman will be one of the best in buffalo in the next few years.

Coach of the Year- Kyle Husband- first state championship team in canisius history one year after the upset by nichols
Player of the Year- LT Reed or Stafford Trueheart- best two players on the best team in WNY this season. Reed outplayed Panebianco in their head to head match up and Trueheart is the best big in WNY.

POY- LT Reed

1st Team
Stafford Trueheart (CHS)
Bryant (East)
Panebianco (JHS)
Lewis (Nichols)
Dom Welch (Cheek)

2nd Team
Huffman (CHS)
Nwora (Park)
Miner (Nichols)
Morris (Mack)
Brooks (Silver Creek)

3rd Team
Brown (amherst)
Castranova (WSouth)
Foster (MEC)
Cathcart
Cheatom

4th team
Jones (CHS)
Molson
Ciezki
Dolan (frosh)
Jack (north)

5th team
lightbody
simpson
adam weir
anthony kellerman
patrick weir


Hoops - You're incorrect. Canisius has won a Catholic State Championship before. One in 2001 where they lost to Traditional in the Class C Federation final. Maybe you meant to say, "First State Championship in Class A in school history." I believe they won another in the 90s with Darren Fenn and once again, lost to Traditional in the Federation tournament as a Class C school.

Hoops -

You said "Reed outplayed Panebianco in their head to head match up".

Panebianco scored a game-high 26 points in that game. It was Jamestown's first game of the season, Canisius had already won the Keenan Tournament. I definitely didn't think Panebianco was outplayed. Jamestown was, 55-46.

Posted by: Hoops | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 06:04 PM

POY- bryant

1st team
Reed
Truehart
Panebianco (JHS)
Lewis (Nichols)
Tc brown

2nd Team
Welch
Nwora (Park)
Miner (Nichols)
Morris (Mack)
Brooks (Silver Creek)

3rd Team
Huffman
Castranova (WSouth)
Foster (MEC)
Cathcart
Cheatom

4th team
Dolan (fresh)
Molson 
Ciezki
Piper
jack

5th team
Lightbody
Lewis
Hairston
Matt Cieski
staton


State Champs 2003..Was that facetious comment really necessary?

No, it wasn't necessary but I wrote it anyway. This is a blog where individuals can openly discuss their opinions with each other as long as it's civil. If my comment is inappropriate then the operator of the blog has the right to remove it.

Those two are good basketball players and are only Juniors and destined for I hope better seasons next year, but they have shown terrible sportsmanship again and again.

Best team in upstate New York?? Hands down AQUINAS of Rochester!!! Athletic, Smart, Deep and well coached.

I'm a depew native and boy oh boy. That Ray Blackwell kid can go! He's 5'3 or 5'4 FRESHMAN but doesn't play like it. He was moved up and started vs depew first game , and did pretty good. 2nd game had a team high and almost pulled a upset vs Cheektowaga Central. This kid can go and would show up against any other freshman guard on these lists! He at Least deserves Honorable Mention don't do disrespect his game by not even mentioning him. The kid could GO, And has an high IQ for the game! This kid we be something!!

I've been a spectator of the kid also. The kid does some things you wouldn't expect. He also led his 10th seed team on a 8 game winning streak and also to the B1 Chamiponship. Which nobody expected once again. The unfortunately loss to Albion , which he had 14pts . This kid can Play!

Negative comments have been SOME of the reasons that led to SOME of the unsportsmanlike actions on the court unfortunately and SO ME of them would have affected ANY high school athlete on the court

Howard Washington headed to the prep championships with his Montverde team, with such teams as Oak hill, wheeler, and Thomas Bryant led Huntington prep. Championship game in Madison Square Garden. It's a whole other level then what we see around here, glad that he and Canisius hs had success this year


1st team
POY: Zack Panebianco (Jamestown)best big game player in WNY
Stafford Trueheart (Canisius)-Best player on best team; 2nd best player in WNY
Cam Lewis (Nichols)
Percy Bryant (East)
Dominick Welch (Cheektowaga)

2nd Team
Devin Morris (Mckinley)
Billy Brooks (Silver Creek)
Maceo Jack (Will North)
T.C. Brown (Amherst)
Derek Cheatom (Park)

3rd Team
Laterrence Reed (Canisius)
Sam Castronova (Will South)
Jordan Nwora (Park)
Chris Miner (Nichols)
Stephen Carlson (Jamestown)

4th team
Takal Molson (St. Mary's)
Zack Ciezki (Cheektowaga)
Fred Foster (MEC)
Greg Dolan (Will South)
Cristian Nodine (Starpoint)

5th Team

Derrick Simpson (Timon)
Holness-Lightbody (St.Francis)
Marcel Davis (St Joes)
Chris Woodward (NT)
Piper (Fredonia)

Notables
Graham Dolan - Williamsville South
Matt Foster- Williamsville South
Josh Huffman (Canisius)
Lambert (Will North)
Donel Cathcart (O'hara)
Kyle Bradley (Wilson)
Tanner Schmidt (Nichols)
Matt Cieslik - City Honors
Jojo Staton - MEC
Nicholas Clough - Williamsville East

COY-Anastasia - Olean; loses five starters and gets back to A final

First things first before I get into who I think deserves a spot on the All CenterCourt teams I must admit I haven't seen all the players on my list play but I have seen majority of them play through out this years season and I have followed the ones I havent had a chance to see play through CenterCourts Blog.

First Team
Zach Panebianco (Jamestown)
Laterrance Reed (Canisius)
Chris Minor (Nichols)
Stafford Trueheart (Canisius)
Devin Morris (McKinley)

Second Team
Dominick Welch (Cheektowaga)
T.C Brown (Amherst)
Percy Bryant (Buffalo East)
Bill Brooks (Silver Creek)
Jordan Nwora (Park)

Third Team
Kordell Holness-Lightbody (St. Francis)
Derrick Cheatom (Park)
Fred Foster (MEC)
Matt Cieslik (City Honors)
Fred Searles (Global Concepts)

Fourth Team
Jay Bergman (Frontier)
Kyle Bradley (Wilson)
Nicholas Clough (Will East)
Zak Ciezki (Cheektowaga)
John Piper (Fredonia)

Fifth Team
Cam Lewis (Nicholas)
Juwan Tolliver (McKinley)
Tristian Boling (Tonwanada)
Clay Lewis (Holland)
Donel Cathcart (O'hara)

Honorable Mentions
Aaron Woods (Buffalo Arts) Nick Parucki (Seneca East) Damon Glenn (Maritime) Kyle Davis (Da Vinci)
DeJaun Owens (Tapestry) Brandon Roach (Olmsted)
Michael Simpson (Emerson) Jared Fish (Salamanca)
Joe Braniecki (JFK) Xavier Maye (I-Prep) JoJo Staton (MEC) Cort Williams (Will East) Colin Gemerek (Depew) Jaylin Rose (Hutch Tech) Greg Dolan (Will South) Graham Dolan (Will South) Sam Castronova (Will South) Matt Foster (Will South) Damone Brown (Buffalo East) Dylan Granger (Pine Valley) Maceo Jack (Will North)Anthony Sullivan (CleveHill) Jermaine Hairston (CleveHill) Wil Cordero (Seneca West) Darian Lowe (Amherst) Derek Simpson (Timon) Randy Golda (Park) Chris Woodard (North Tonawanda) Ben Eckstrom (Olean) Ray Blackwell (Maryvale) Josh Huffman (Canisius) Tanner Schmidt (Nichols)

ALL DEFENSE TEAM
JOSH HUFFMAN- Locked Down players on these lists.
DOMINICK WELCH- What's the shot block record??
BILLY BROOKS- What's the shot block record??
JUWAN TOLIVER- What's height got to do with heart??
KAM VARNER- Made the bigger competitors at his position earn everything they got.

Highlight Dunks of the year

Dominick Welch
Fred Foster
Stafford Truehart
Derrick Simpson
Tanner Schmidt

LET'S HAVE A 3 PT SHOOTOUT

JAY BERGMANN
SAM CASTRONOVA
ZACK CIEZKI
JO JO STATON
TOKAL MOLSON

TAKE EM' OFF THE DRIBBLE

PERCY BRYANT
DONEL CATHCART
LATERRENCE REED
GREG DOLAN
T.C. BROWN

How could you put Chris Miner 5th team? He's better then most kids in WNY including the whole 2nd,3rd, and 4th team you have.... Please justify putting him there.

2009 and 2010 Player of the Year Will Reagan goes against 2011 Player of the Year Jayson Paige in the NCAA's Friday pretty cool.

POY: LT Reed
First Team:
Zack Pannebianco
Stafford Truehart
Craig Paige
Cam Lewis
Jordan Nwora

Second Team:
TC Brown
Percy Bryant
Chris Miner
Devin Morris
Billy Brooks

Third Team:
Huffman
Castranova
Foster
Cathcart
Cheatom

Wow. I honestly have no idea who the hell "Craig Paige" is. Someone help me out.

There is a Craig Paige on Lew-Port.

Thank you. My knowledge of WNY high school hoops only extends to the MMA, Yale Cup, Charter Cup and any team that makes it to Buff State.

You are Welcome.. StateChamps2003.
Maxpreps has Craig Paige with a 18.9 points per game average.
6.4 RBs per
2.4 steals per.

Takal Molson deserves at least 2nd team he put up big numbers. He averaged 19.24 ppg and 7.1 Rbs and 2.3 stls per game. He also had some 30+ point games.

ALL WINDEX TEAM (REBOUNDERS)

BILLY BROOKS
CHRIS MINER
STEPHEN CARLSON
RANDY GOLDA
CAM LEWIS

I would include Cort Williams on Will East in the rebounding discussion and all CC. Averaged just under 10 per game and 17 points even though he missed 6 games with a dislocated elbow.

DONEL CATHCART LED WESTERN NEW YORK IN SCORING 23PPG PLAYING IN THE MONSIGNOR MARTIN.

POY Zack Panebianco Most consistent big game player in WNY, he always shows up.
COY Jeff Anastasia
6th man—this is a tough one, I would throw out Tanner Schmit (Nichols) or Juwan Toliver from McKinley as both spent some time coming off the bench during the season and both are very good players. Another possibility is Myles Hall of Will South, I am sure others are deserving as well.

1st
Jordan Nwora (Park)
Billy Brooks (Silver Creek)
Stafford Trueheart (Canisius)
Zack Panebianco (Jamestown)
Percy Bryant (East)

2nd
Cam Lewis (Nichols)
Fred Foster (MEC)
Devin Morris (McKinley)
TC Brown (Amherst)
LeTerrance Reed (Canisius)

3rd
Derek Cheatom (Park)
Dominic Welch (Cheektowaga)
Chris Miner (Nichols)
Justin Jones (Canisius)
Greg Dolan (Will South)

4th
Stephen Carlson (Jamestown)
Donel Cathcart (O’Hara)
Takal Molson (St. Mary’s)
Sam Castronova (Will South)
Josh Huffman (Canisius)

5th
Tanner Schmit (Nichols)
Maceo Jack (Will North)
Clay Lewis (Holland)
Kyle Bradley (Wilson)
Holness Lightbody (St. Francis)

HM
Jay Bergmann (Frontier)
Mikey Bermudez (Niagara Falls)
Dorian Billups (Amherst)
Damone Brown (East)
Matt Cieslik (City Honors)
Zak Ciezki (Cheektowaga)
Nick Clough (Will East)
Marcell Davis (SJCI)
Graham Dolan (Will South)
Jared Fish (Salamanca)
Terrell Ford (Ken West)
Randy Golda (Park)
Shaquan Jones (McKinley)
Kyle Harris (Pak)
Jason Hellwig (Medina)
Sean Hill (Will North)
Mike Kelleher (Maryvale)
Zac Kinsey (Jamestown)
Dylan Lambert (Will North)
Chucky Martin (Olean)
Xavier Maye (I-Prep)
Bryce Morrison ( Randolph)
Christian Nodine (Starpoint)
John Piper (Fredonia)
Nick Prabcki West (Seneca East)
Jaylin Rose (Hutch Tech)
Fred Searles (Global)
Graham Soffel (Maple Grove)
Jojo Staton (MEC)
Derek Simpson (Timon)
Juwan Tolliver (McKinley)
Buzz Watson (Walsh)
Cort Williams (Will East)
Qeyion Williams (Niagara Falls)
Chris Woodard (NT)

I love how some of the players that people are trying to make a case for only made honorable mention in their own league. People it's a top 60 overall!! If you not at least in the top 10 of your own league, you got NO CHANCE of making the top 60 overall. Throwing around lines like "the kids a player" isn't fooling nobody. B/C if he only honorable mention in his own league then there was at least 10 dudes who was more of a player than you.

Iam not sure who I would have on my teams , but I see some guys that don't have Reed on first team.....They cant be serious .

All I know is that Ray blackwell could not compete with the other freshmen in the list such as dolan. He is a great player but he wouldn't even be on varsity if he went to another school. I find it unfair that freshmen who play at other schools as well as sophomores who play on jv for bigger schools don't get any publicity.

I seen hairston from Cleveland Hill play for the first time in the all star game the kid has game he plays hard on both side of the cost MAP in the allstar game

BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL AND WAS MVP

No love for I Prep? Only school to advance to Glens Falls and Xavier Maye, Terrance James and Davon Gant are definitely top 60 players!

Without a doubt, Truehart and Panebianco are your Co-Players of the Year. However, most of the commenters are forgetting the performance Stephen Carlson had this year. Easily he is deserving of a first team or second team nod this year. He and Carlson, and at many times when Panebianco wasn't producing to the standard many expected while he was sick, Steve came through and performed to a much higher level than in years past. Just something else to consider :-).

Chad Steinwachs and Dylan Lambert from will north

Any one of these lists that doesn't mention Takal Molson should be invalidated. Big scorer and play maker on a solid St. Mary's team.
And there are players on here who I have never heard of them or their team, if they didn't make any headlines all season then how have they earned a spot?

1st
Reed - POY
Trueheart
Panebianco
Nwora
Bryant

2nd
Welch
Lewis
Cheatom
Foster
Brooks

3rd
TC Brown
Cathcart
Lewis
Morris
Piper


Miner on 3rd team...my bad

Panebianco or Reed POY (and 1st)

1st
Trueheart
Nwora
morris
2nd
Greg Dolan
Castronova
Percy Bryant
Cam lewis
Cheatom
3rd
Welch
Huffman
Piper
chucky martin
Tc Brown
4th
Brooks
Maye
Morrison
Carlson
5th
Voss
Cathcart
Holness lightbody
Foster
Staton


Myles Hall All Defensive Team, 6th Man of the Year and Honorable mention!

1st Team

Laterrence Reed (Canisius)
Zack Panebianco (Jamestown)
Dominick Welch (Cheektowaga)
Percy Bryant (East)
Stafford Truehart (Canisius)

2nd Team

TC Brown (Amherst)
Cam Lewis (Nichols)
Jordan Nwora (Park)
Tokal Molson (St. Mary’s)
Derek Cheatom (Park)

3rd Team

Chris Miner (Nichols)
Dylan Lambert (Williamsville North)
Donal Cathcart (O’Hara)
Sam Castronova (Williamsville South)
Billy Brooks (Silver Creek)

4th Team

Zack Ciezki (Cheektowaga)
Kordell Holness-Lightbody (St. Francis)
Cort Williams (Williamsville East)
Maceo Jack (Williamsville North)
Fred Searles (Global)

5th Team

Stephen Carlson (Jamestown)
Xavier Maye (I-Prep)
Nick Parucki (West Seneca East)
John Piper (Fredonia)
Greg Dolan (Williamsville South)

Honorable Mentions

Juwan Tolliver (McKinley)
Dorian Billips ( Amherst)
Clay Lewis (Holland)
Randy Golda (Park
Jay Bergman (Frontier)

All Centercourt picks as I see them…
1st Team
Zack Panebianco (Jamestown)
Laterrence Reed (Canisius)
Dominick Welch (Cheektowaga)
Stafford Truehart (Canisius)
TC Brown (Amherst)

2nd Team
Percy Bryant (East)
Jordan Nwora (Park)
Tokal Molson (St. Mary’s)
Cam Lewis (Nichols)
Derek Cheatom (Park)

3rd Team
Chris Miner (Nichols)
Donal Cathcart (O’Hara)
Sam Castronova (Williamsville South)
Billy Brooks (Silver Creek)
Dylan Lambert (Williamsville North)

4th Team
Zack Ciezki (Cheektowaga)
Devin Morris (McKinley)
Kordell Holness-Lightbody (St. Francis)
Cort Williams (Williamsville East)
Nick Parucki (West Seneca East)

5th Team
Clay Lewis (Holland)
Maceo Jack (Williamsville North)
Xavier Maye (I-Prep)
John Piper (Fredonia)
Derek Simpson (Timon)

POY –Panebianco (Jamestown) / Reed (Canisius)

Other noteables to add
Cort Williams (Williamsville East)
Dorian Billips ( Amherst)
Fred Searles (Global)
Greg Dolan (Williamsville South)
Stephen Carlson (Jamestown)
Randy Golda (Park)
Juwan Tolliver (McKinley)

I have been following WNY hoops for the last few years and I have been impressed with all the coverage that Centercourt has provided. The ranking of teams and players will always be open to subjective ness. I feel that the 1 st team should be made up of kids who did the most with what they were given. One example of this year's players who exemplified this would be Jamestown's Zack Panebianco. Zack ended up averaging more points than last year, even though he was constantly double teamed and had to work for all his output. Also, having lost his big man and still getting his team to the Regional Finals and not once caring about earning the MVP accolades make him a front runner for Player of the Year. HIs true character was shown on both close losses to Aquinas and Greece Athena, where right at the end of the game, he didn't display poor sportsmanship, but rather gave full respect to his opposing players. I also witnessed local Rochester fans approach him after both these close battles and tell him he was a great example of a fine young man. I really enjoyed watching him play these last 4 years.

1
Reed
Panebianco
Truhart
Brown
Molson
2
Nwora
Schmit
Lewis
Cheatom
Minor
3
Lightbody
Carlson
Huffman
Brooks
Lambert

Miner and schmitt the of nichols dont seem to be showing up high enough on lists.... Both are top 5 forwards in area... I'd like to see their #'s and lewis comparitively.. All around 15 and 10

1st

Truehart (Canisius)
Panebianco (Jamestown)
Reed (Canisius)
Welch (Cheektowaga)
Bryant (East)

2nd

Brown (Amherst)
Nwora (Park)
Molson (St. Mary’s)
Lewis (Nichols)
Miner (Nichols)

3rd

Cheatom (Park)
Cathcart (O’Hara)
Holness-Lightbody (St. Francis)
Castronova (Will South)
Brooks (Silver Creek)

4th

Lambert (Will North)
Ciezki (Cheektowaga)
Morris (McKinley)
Parucki (West Seneca East)
Lewis (Holland)

5th

Williams (Will East)
Tolliver (McKinley)
Maye (I-Prep)
Piper (Fredonia)
Billips (Amherst)


Other HM

Carlson (Jamestown)
Dolan (Will South)
Golda (Park)

Schmidt (nichols) for 6 man of year? Something wasn't right watching that happen. Interested as to why no start for only d1 in grade thus far. If he doesnt go on teams 1-3 i can see 6Man but it doesnt make sense.. talent exceeds all other forwards overall. toliver should be 6-man bc he isnt legit first thru fifth talent

Tolliver started for McKinley all season.

The Sixth man of the Year award is for a player who came off the bench for his team all season and thrived in that position, providing his team with a lift seemingly everytime he entered the game.

Fair enough, schmidt was starter all season except for last game? i believe. Also a 1,000 pt scorer in 3 years @ nichols and one at clarence that didnt count... And not to mention 3 good years on good teams (buff st. Once, mma twice) and division 1 offers. tolliver also a young starter who I never saw sit games @ tip. Thanks for clarification.

laterrance reed needs some more recognition, leader of state fed cup champs and state title. iced too many 3 balls and free throws to ensure victories especially in play off run and big games. got canisius to the place it couldnt go with weir, and other star teams in the past. poy without a doubt

Disagree with WNYBballfan.

Reed's own teammate Trueheart is a more important player to their season long success.

Also think Panebianco from Jamestown is a better player.

PJB i think you were wrong. reed poy

WNYBballfan as you can see from the Buffalo News, there are a number of different opinions on POY

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