Our Westchester/Putnam All-Star and Rockland All-County teams were released today. Click here to read our all-county package.
Across the river, it was also the best team that produced the best player. Iona Prep’s Ty Jerome was chosen as the Westchester/Putnam player of the year.
The junior guard proved just how far he had come since he was promoted to the varsity as a freshman. He was the runner-up for the CHSAA’s player of the year and led the Gaels to a 22-6 record, including the first Archdiocesan title in program history.
Jerome showed his detractors why he committed to Virginia last summer, proving he could play with the city’s best. He averaged 20.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.3 steals per game while shooting 52.3 percent from the field.
“I’m sure everyone is going to say at Virginia he’s going to be too slow. And if he does well there, people are going to say he’s never going to play in the NBA because he’s too slow,” coach Vic Quirolo said. “I would put nothing past this guy. We’ll see, but I think the sky’s the limit.”
Jerome was one of three Iona Prep players on the first team. He was joined by teammates Matt Ryan and Tom Capuano, as well as Mount Vernon’s Marco Morency and Kennedy’s Elijah Hughes. Woodlands’ Bob Murphy was named the coach of the year after guiding the Falcons to the first state championship game in program history.
To see the second team, honorable mention, fan-voted all-stars and read more about Jerome’s season, read our all-star package at lohud.com.
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