Northport senior Luke Petrasek will provide the toughest matchup for New Rochelle in Saturday’s Class AA state semifinals. The skilled big man is 6-foot-9, but he can handle the ball and shoot it from the perimeter.
Petrasek averages about 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks per game and will certainly test the Huguenots’ undersized front line. Having said that, he certainly has a different game than New Ro star Joe Clarke, who proved he was unafraid of taller players at the Slam Dunk. Clarke outplayed St. Mary’s 6-9 big man Jessie Govan, who, depending on where you look, is one of the Top 25 or so sophomores in the country and either a four or five-star recruit.
Anyway, I’ll have much more on Northport later today and later this week, but here’s a look at Petrasek highlights from a game this season against Commack: