Nineteen boys basketball players from Catholic high schools in the archdiocese received all-state honors from the New York State Sportswriters Association.
Senior R.J. Davis led the honorees by being named Class AA co-player of the year after averaging 26.5 points per game for Archbishop Stepinac. He’s signed to play at the University of North Carolina next season.
Here are the other honorees with name, school, height, year in school and points per game:
First team: Luis Kortright, St. Raymond, 6-3, Sr., 20.1. Second team: Julien Soumacro, Cardinal Hayes, 5-10, Sr., 10.2. Third team: Liam Murphy, St. Peter’s, 6-7, Sr., 26.9; Malachi Smith, St. Raymond, 6-0, Jr., 19.2. Fourth team: Adrian Griffin, Jr., Archbishop Stepinac, 6-7, Jr., 17.3; Koby Brea, Msgr. Scanlan, 6-6, Sr., 19.0. Seventh team Shemani Fuller, Cardinal Hayes, 6-7, Sr., 18.1. Eighth team: Ibrahim Wattara, Mount St. Michael, 6-5, Sr., 16.7. Ninth team: Malcolm Chimezie, Stepinac, 6-8, Jr., 10.7; Joseph Munden, Msgr. Scanlan, 6-4, Sr., 16.3.11th team: Keeshawn Jones, Iona Prep, 6-2, Sr., 15.1. 13th team: Tyler Hawkins, Mount St. Michael, 5-9, Soph., 17.1.
Third team: Justin Zieris, Msgr. Farrell, 6-0, Jr., 20.2. Sixth team: Jarron Joseph, Albertus Magnus, 6-0, Sr., 20.2. 10th team: Blair Thompson, Xavier, 6-6, Jr., 19.1. 14th team: Ryan McPartian, Fordham Prep, 6-3, Jr., 15.9.
Fifth team: Joe Manfredi, Regis, 6-4, Sr., 22.6; Camar Neil, Salesian, 6-4, Jr., 16.9. 13th team: Brayson Reyes, Salesian, 6-5, Sr., 13.0.
PHOTO OF R.J. DAVIS