Newsday runs a full-court press on Long Island high school boys basketball.
Nassau Sandler Award watch
Can anyone wrestle the Sandler Award away from Long Island Lutheran or its star Achraf Yacoubou? The award, which is given annually to the top player in Nassau and Suffolk, has been given to a LuHi player the last three seasons, including Yacoubou in 2010.
The Villanova-bound guard is off to a hot start for the 11-1 Crusaders, averaging 20.4 points per game.