Nassau AA-III boys basketball preview

Erik Kanzer of Jericho defends against Dana King Erik Kanzer of Jericho defends against Dana King of Valley Stream South. (Feb. 27, 2013) Photo Credit: Mike Stobe

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NASSAU AA-III

1. ELMONT SPARTANS

Coach: George Holub

Key players

G Tristan Brown 6-0

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G Matthew Graham 6-0

G Brett Walker 6-0

G Greg Rhone 6-1

F Kevon Chambers 6-3

Outlook: Brown, who is one of the league's top players, leads the three-time defending conference champions.

2. CALHOUN COLTS

Coach: Jay Kreutzberger

Key players

G Kyle McGinley 5-11

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G Eric Ohlendorf 6-1

F Chris Melito 6-2

F Brian Downey 6-2

C Muneeb Babar 6-4

Outlook: A strong lineup and deep bench gives team potential to capture conference crown.

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3. GREAT NECK SOUTH REBELS

Coach: Stephen Liebertz

Key players

G Ben Lee 5-9

G Gil Weiss 5-8

G Dylan Forrester 5-11

F Mike Sitzer 6-2

F Glen Forstner 6-4

Outlook: Could be a top team in the conference as Lee is primed for a big season.

4. LONG BEACH MARINES

Coach: T.J. Burke

Key players

G Mike Bitetto 5-8

G Stefan Pitts 5-11

G Ryan Silverman 6-0

F Marc Graczyk 6-5

F Tyquan Scott 6-5

Outlook: Could be a surprise team that likes to run the floor and apply lots of full-court pressure.

5. HERRICKS HIGHLANDERS

Coach: Tom Kinsella

Key players

G Cole Eiber 5-10

G Tyler Idaspe 6-0

G Ben Brown 6-0

F James Pappas 6-2

F Gavin Dowd 6-3

Outlook: Transfers Brown and Eiber expect to help team qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

6. MEPHAM PIRATES

Coach: Richard Wojcieski

Key players

G Alec Bonilla 5-9

G Brian Keohane 6-2

F CJ Meyer 6-2

F Tyler Davis 6-4

F David Gilroy 6-4

Outlook: Expects to be competitive with a mix of transfers and other newcomers.

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