The 2011-12 Super 7 was revealed today, although many of you already had some — if not all — of these picks nabbed throughout the week.
The group is headlined by a pair of Mount Vernon seniors and three other players who helped their teams hoist gold balls.
Here’s a look at the Super 7, as well as much more than you saw in the paper. Below is my Next 7, plus a list of players you can expect to enter the discussion for all-star and all-county discussion by season’s end:
Super 7 —
Isaiah Cousins, Mount Vernon: The 6-foot-4 senior guard really emerged during the state playoffs and has since received scholarship offers from Rhode Island, Iona, Manhattan, Central Connecticut, Stony Brook, Hofstra, St. Bonaventure and Towson.
Josh James, Stepinac: The 6-foot-1 junior returns as the starting point guard fresh off strong performances at national summer AAU tournaments that netted early offers from Iona, Stony Brook, Quinnipiac, St. Peter’s, Manhattan, Canisius, Albany and Siena.
Jeff Lynch, Byram Hills: The 5-foot-11 junior led the Bobcats in scoring as a sophomore and earned Section 1 tournament MVP honors as they won a surprise Class A championship. He will shift from off-guard to this point this season.
Mike McCahey, Clarkstown South: The 6-foot-5 all-section swingman committed to Division II Saint Anselm after ranking among the section’s top scorers as a sophomore and junior. He averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds last season and now sits just 46 points shy of 1,000 for his career and roughly 500 shy of the program’s all-time record.
Pat McGuinness, Albertus Magnus: The 6-foot all-section point guard committed to Division II Le Moyne after averaging 17.1 points per game as a junior and leading the Class B champ in assists, minutes and free throws.
Tyler Sayre, Albertus Magnus: The versatile 6-foot-5 senior led the Class B champ in scoring (17.2) and rebounding (9.0) and won the Section 1 tournament MVP. Sayre has attracted attention from several Ivy League schools, as well as Randolph Macon, Roger Williams, Stonehill, Saint Michael’s and Springfield.
Randy Stephens, Mount Vernon: The 6-foot-4 senior swingman served as the sixth man for the Class AA Federation champs and is the Knights’ only returning all-section player. It helped him get a scholarship offer from Northeastern.
Next 7 —
Felix Abongo, Iona Prep: The 6-foot-3 senior forward can play both on the wing and in the paint thanks to superior athleticism and good ball skills. He’ll be the focal point for the Gaels, who should compete for the championship in the CHSAA “A.”
Thomas Fleming, Dobbs Ferry: The 6-foot-4 swingman is a blend of size, skill and toughness. He was the top player and leading scorer on a team that came a few plays from winning the gold ball in Class B.
Jarrel Marshall, Mount Vernon: The 6-foot-6 senior forward already has three Division I offers and has delivered in big moments, as evidenced by his play in the 2010 Section 1 Class AA final four. He’ll now have a chance to deliver on a more consistent basis as a senior.
Pat Peterson, Tappan Zee: This 6-foot-1 senior sharpshooter has already been a Section 1 tournament MVP. Now, with even more of the attention of defense, he’ll try to help the Dutchmen maintain their elite status in Class A.
Dave Solano, Eastchester: Few players in the area light it up quite like this consistent 20 PPG scorer. He can shoot from deep or attack the rim. This season, the 6-foot-3 Solano will now venture to push his Eagles deeper into the playoffs.
Will Trawick, Fox Lane: This 6-foot-5 forward averaged a double-double last season. He ranks among the top post players in the section and will try to lead the Foxes back to the County Center for the first time since Taj Finger graduated.
Sky Williams, Tuckahoe: The 6-foot-1 guard is instant offense. He really thrives in the open floor and is adept at finishing around the rim. As a senior, he and the Tigers have one goal in mind, that being to win another gold ball and advance on to Glens Falls.
Players to watch —
Kyle Altman, Sr., Hen Hud
Zack Ankier, Sr., Mahopac
Jerrell Benitez, Sr., Saunders
Harrison Brown, Jr., Horace Greeley
Armando Castillo, Sr., North Rockland
Joe Clarke, Jr., New Rochelle
Joe Clinton, Sr., Pearl River
Brian Daniels, Jr., Briarcliff
Jack Dignan, Sr., Brewster
Josh Doughty, Jr., Mount Vernon
Vaughn Dweck, Jr., Panas
Keon Ervin, Sr., Ossining
Ryan Golden, Byram Hills
Quarry Greenaway, Sr., Stepinac
David Haye, Sr., Ramapo
Matt Henson, Sr., Pelham
Kyree Hull, Sr., Peekskill
Tyler Iacuone, Stepinac
Joe Letizia, Jr., Tappan Zee
Matt Mezansky, Sr., Mamaroneck
Andrew Maloney, Sr., Byram Hills
Austin O’Toole, Sr., Pearl River
Alex Perlman, Sr., Lakeland
Thiago Randazzo, Sr., Kennedy
Will Robinson, Sr., Mount Vernon
Antoine Saliba, Sr., Blind Brook
Jack Sullivan, Jr., Albertus Magnus
Ian Thom, Jr., Croton-Harmon
Max Twyman, Jr., Rye
Akeem Williams, Sr., White Plains
Brandon Williams, Jr., Iona Prep