The Lower Hudson Basketball Coaches Association met Sunday to determine the best of the 2013-14 Section 1 season. You can find the list here. There’s a new wrinkle this season, which is why you won’t find out who is the latest “Mr. Basketball” for another month.
You can read more about it below. Personally, I love the idea. Why? Because the best of the high school basketball season is yet to come.
The coaches will also pick five additional players as first-team all-LHBCA, so I’ll ask you: Who would be your “Mr. Basketball” and who are your next five (so far)?
For what is believed to be the first time, the Section 1 boys basketball coaches association’s top awards will take postseason play into account.
The Lower Hudson Basketball Coaches Association met Sunday to honor the best players and coaches from the 2013-14 season. In a change in philosophy, the top honors—“Mr. Basketball,” first-team all-LHBCA and Section 1 coach of the year—won’t be revealed until the awards banquet on March 18 at the Doubletree in Tarrytown.
Association president Anthony Nicodemo said coaches won’t vote on those honors until after the Section 1 tournament is complete.
The LHBCA did name the all-section and all-conference teams, as well as the coaches of the year in all four conferences. Here’s a look at all of the recipients:
Conference 1—All-section: R.J. Martinez, Sr., Mahopac; Peter Hoffmann, Jr., Haldane; Tim McCauley, Sr., Panas; Kyle Santoro, Sr., Our Lady of Lourdes; Ryan Simone, Sr., Mahopac; Zach Coleman, Sr., Putnam Valley; Elijah Hughes, So., Beacon; Brendan Sunday, Jr., Arlington; Jelani Bell-Isaac, Sr., Putnam Valley.
All-conference: Neorck Brown, Sr., Peekskill; Joey Flanagan, Sr., Ketcham; Matt Moros, Sr., Somers; Justin Rhynders, Sr., Our Lady of Lourdes.
Coach of the year: Shawn Sullivan, Panas.
Conference 2—All-section: Brandon Martin, Sr., Mount Vernon; Jack Daly, Sr., Eastchester; Rashan McKay, Sr., Gorton; Mike Macchia, Sr., Irvington; Isaiah Ward, Sr., Palisade Prep; Mike DeMello, Sr., White Plains; Devonte Banner, Sr., Mount Vernon; Derek Dorn, Sr., New Rochelle; Jordan Tucker, Fr., White Plains; Jamil Gambari, Jr., Woodlands; Judah Alexander, Sr., Mount Vernon; Benny DiMirco, So., Eastchester.
All-conference: Derrick Felder, So., Saunders; Dean DeLucia, Jr., Mamaroneck; Kevin Sabino, Sr., Palisade Prep; Chris Ayson, Sr., Pelham; Kevin Tierney, Jr., Irvington; Marshon Morris, Sr., White Plains; Nick Arduino, Sr., Sleepy Hollow; Matt Bernstein, Sr., Mamaroneck; Alex Tuci, Sr., New Rochelle; Deshawn Johnson, Sr., Martin Luther King.
Coach of the year: Bob Murphy, Woodlands.
Conference 3—All-section: Jeff Visoky, Sr., Blind Brook; Matt Franks, Sr., Rye Neck; James Morales, Sr., Fox Lane; Andrew Groll, Jr., Byram Hills; Cameron Ciero, Jr., Horace Greeley; Teejay Searight, So., Croton-Harmon; Nick Esposito, Sr., Harrison; Andrew Redhead, Sr., Fox Lane.
All-conference: Matt Stein, Sr., Harrison; Eli Sierra, Jr., Hamilton; Ivan Iton, Sr., Ossining.
Coach of the year: Chris Violante, Fox Lane.
Conference 4—All-section: Kevin Degnan, Sr., Pearl River; Rickey McGill, Jr., Spring Valley; Kai Mitchell, Jr., Spring Valley; Joe Zayer, Sr., Clarkstown South; Conor McGuinness, Jr., Clarkstown South; Luke McLaughlin, Jr., Tappan Zee; Ryan McWilliams, Sr., Tappan Zee.
All-conference: Mike Mulligan, Sr., Nanuet; Tyler McDine, Sr., Suffern; Kevin Martinez, Sr., Clarkstown South.
Coach of the year: Matt Backs, Clarkstown South.