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.