Nassau A-II boys basketball preview

Chaminade's John Gallego drives around Lawrence's Dwayne Daniel

Chaminade's John Gallego drives around Lawrence's Dwayne Daniel at Lawrence. (Dec. 23, 2011) Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

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NASSAU A-II

1. LAWRENCE GOLDEN TORNADO

Coach: Joe Supple

Key players

G Dwayne Daniel 5-9

G Hamed Shamseldin 5-10

G Marcus St. Furcy 5-11

F Jymeek Jenkins 6-0

F Jeremy Glenn 6-2

Outlook: Daniel and Shamseldin comprise one of the most talented backcourts in the county.

2. HEWLETT BULLDOGS

Coach: Bill Dubin

Key players

G Dmitri Baptiste 5-7

G Josh Netto-Rosen 5-10

F Avery Feldman 6-3

F Bryan Eckerle 6-3

C Joe Pasquale 6-5

Outlook: Perennial playoff contender is strong once again.

3. SEWANHAKA INDIANS

Coach: Jay Allen

Key players

G Jabryl Chin 6-0

G Phil Repalone 5-10

F Carlos Bodden 6-3

G Danori Williams 5-11

C Dominick Roberge 6-4

Outlook: Team should improve because Repalone and Bodden are capable scorers and Roberge is a solid rebounder.

4. ROSLYN BULLDOGS

Coach: Craig Murphy

Key players

G Sam Gubernikoff 5-11

G Matt Kramer 5-10

F Noah Nardone 6-3

F Josh Lavi 6-2

F Ben Rashbaurm 6-3

Outlook: Aims to make it back to a county championship.

5. GREAT NECK NORTH BLAZERS

Coach: Michael Holleran

Key players

G Alec Ludwig 6-0

G Daniel Azizi 5-11

G Tyler Zar 6-0

F Max Aziz 6-3

F Oliver Movtady 6-2

Outlook: Ludwig, a four-year starter, will again lead the team as one of the top players in the county.

6. PLAINEDGE RED DEVILS

Coach: Brian Buckley

Key players

G Dino Aquilano 5-5

G Tyler Audette 5-9

G Mike Romano 5-9

F Nick Tibaldi 6-1

F John Danielo 6-3

Outlook: Danielo is the leader of the team that hopes to make a playoff push.

7. MANHASSET INDIANS

Coach: George Bruns

Key players

G Chris DeMatteis 5-10

G Tramont Smith 5-11

G Jawaun Gillespie 6-2

F Tom Duran 6-3

C Keyshawn Johnson 6-5

Outlook: With more experience, team hopes to improve.

8. DIVISION BLUE DRAGONS

Coach: Tom Williams

Key players

G Nick Spitaliere 6-0

G Ken Jordan 5-7

F John McMahon 6-1

F James Varela 6-2

C Joe Tracey 6-3

Outlook: Goal for young team is to improve.

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