Section 1 teams are at, or near, the midway point in their seasons. Today, Dan and I will breakdown who’s done what so far in each class and look ahead to who we like and what questions still need to be answered going forward.
We will look at the landscape in Class AA, A, B and C throughout the day today, including our favorites, contenders, dark horses, midseason all-stars, MVPs and more.
In this video, we hash out our thoughts about the teams in Class A:
Class A Midseason All-Stars
First team —
Neorck Brown, Sr., Peekskill
Jack Daly, Sr., Eastchester
Kevin Degnan, Sr., Pearl River
Luke McLaughlin, Jr., Tappan Zee
Kyle Santoro, Sr., Our Lady of Lourdes
Second team —
Benny DiMirco, So., Eastchester
Andrew Groll, Jr., Byram Hills
Elijah Hughes, So., Beacon
Coby Lefkowitz, Sr., Harrison
Rashan McKay, Sr., Gorton
MVP: Jack Daly, Sr., Eastchester. Daly is what you talk about when you talk about “valuable.” He’s the leader of the best team, and everything he does on the court helps bring the Eagles together. His experience and maturity are second-to-none.
Most improved: Benny DiMirco, So., Eastchester. Unlike Hughes, who starred as a freshman, DiMirco was a role player at this time last year. Now, he has blossomed into a star who is clearly among the small group of best underclassmen in the section. He has already torched Iona Prep and New Rochelle, showing absolutely no fear in the process. He is also a blur whose speed can be just as destructive to opponents as his jumper.
Best newcomer: Dima Monaghan, Brewster. The Kennedy transfer has made a seamless transition back to his hometown. He leads the Bears in scoring at 11.7 ppg, averages 4.4 rpg and 1