The Journal News’ Westchester/Putnam all-star basketball team was released this morning. It celebrates the people responsible for a prolific 2011-12 that included state titles for Mount Vernon, Iona Prep, Tuckahoe and Rye Country Day and two new program scoring leaders in the town of Eastchester in Dave Solano and Sky Williams.
With another dominant season by Mount Vernon, the Knights dominated the picks. The player of the year was Isaiah Cousins, who led Mount Vernon in points, assists and steals per game, and shot over 50 percent from the field, including over 40 percent from 3-point land. He was named Mr. Basketball in the section and all-tournament at the section, state and Federation tournaments before recently committing to Oklahoma.
Cousins was joined on the first team by teammate Randy Stephens and Jarrel Marahall, Tuckahoe’s Williams and Fox Lane’s Will Trawick. The second team consisted of: Iona Prep’s Felix Abongo, Mahopac’s Brendan Hynes, Stepinac’s Josh James, Peekskill’s Chandler Pierce and Kennedy’s Thiago Randazzo.
The coach of the year went to Al Visconti, whose Tuckahoe team won just the second state title in program history and finished the season a perfect 25-0. The Tigers won their second straight Section 1 title after a three-win season in 2009-10 season.
For a story on Cousins, capsules on the first-teamers and a list of other honorees, check out today’s all-county package on LoHud.com.