Nassau BC boys basketball preview

Wheatley's Kevin Martins splits the defense during the Wheatley's Kevin Martins splits the defense during the Nassau boys basketball Class B semifinal. (Feb. 16, 2013) Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

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NASSAU B/C

1. WHEATLEY WILDCATS

Coach: Jim Curcio

Key players

G Josh Hyon 6-0

G Kevin Martins 6-0

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G Andrew Tripi 5-10

F Zach Farmiloe 6-2

C Sam Fieldman 6-4

Outlook: Martins and Hyon make the team a threat to win the conference.

2. OYSTER BAY BAYMEN

Coach: Jim Frauenberg

Key players

G Rob Venegas 5-9

G Nick Carbone 6-0

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F Brett Mattel 6-2

F Alex Gioradano 6-2

F Chris Papantoniou 6-3

Outlook: Very balanced team with good shooting, good ballhandlers and good size to rebound.

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3. MALVERNE MULES

Coach: Darrol Lopez

Key players

G Tyree Kingston 5-11

G Chris Hackett 5-9

F Jomell Richardson 5-9

F Aaron Jackson 6-6

C Kevin Young 6-4

Outlook: Will be in the mix for a playoff spot behind Jackson and Richardson.

4. FRIENDS ACADEMY QUAKERS

Coach: Steve Hefele

Key players

G Jon Nierenberg 6-0

G Jack Forlines 5-11

G Tyrone Perkins 6-0

F Cyrus Holder 6-3

F Tyler Sehring 6-3

Outlook: Should be quicker and faster than last season and will implement a more aggressive offensive philosophy.

5. EAST ROCKAWAY ROCKS

Coach: Joe Lores

Key players

G Danny Fusco 5-7

G Mike DelGais 5-10

F Dominick DeRosa 5-11

F Patrick Kelly 6-2

C Kevin Blessington 6-5

Outlook: Blessington can dominate on the boards and team has a lot of speed.

6. CARLE PLACE FROGS

Coach: John Cantwell

Key players

G Lucas Golon

G Eric McCluskey

G Jorge Lima

G Austin Topel

F Billy Chiappone

Outlook: Behind the scoring of Golon, the team seeks improvement.

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