POTW: Rickey McGill, Spring Valley —
The 6-foot-1 senior had a strong and consistent week for the Tigers, who went 4-0, including three straight wins against three of the best teams in the county. McGill was the steady hand throughout, scoring 21, 23, 23, and 23 points in wins at Pearl River, at home against Tappan Zee and Albertus Magnus, and at Albany High School.
The Iona commit also averaged 6.3 assists per game in the three league victories, including nine dimes that helped fuel Wednesday’s thrilling comeback against TZ, which Spring Valley won 77-71 in OT despite not trailing at any point from the middle of the second quarter until overtime.
McGill has continued to score effectively this season, but has also taken on the responsibility of being the team’s top distributor at times. When the Tigers needed him Wednesday, McGill really stepped up, registering 15 points and five assists in the second half and overtime to beat what I think is their stiffest competition in Class A.
2015 Players of the Week —
Jan. 12: Matt Ryan, Iona Prep