CONFERENCE AA-I

FARMINGDALE DALERS

Coach: Jim Pastier

Last season: 6-11

Key players

G Mike Lynch 5-11 Sr.

G/F Marc Conigliaro 6-5 Jr.

G Antonio Smikle Jr. 6-3 Jr.

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G/F David Ruiz 6-1 Sr.

F Larry Lembo Jr. 6-1 Sr.

Outlook: Loaded with returnees.

FREEPORT RED DEVILS

Coach: Larry Steimer

Last season: 15-7

Key players

G Rajah Mayo 6-0 Sr.

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F Terryl Cowans 6-2 Sr.

C Keion Montaque 6-5 Sr.

G Reggie Nash 6-0 Sr.

G Tyreece Middleton 5-9 Sr.

Outlook: Will be most successful scoring in transition.

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HEMPSTEAD TIGERS

Coach: Lateef Myles

Last season: 9-12

Key players

G Lykeem Bethea 5-11 Sr.

G/F Dashawn Meadors 6-3 Jr.

G Saybien Barron 6-1 Sr.

C Devin Dobson 6-6 Jr.

G/F Ja’Juan Polley 5-10 Sr.

Outlook: Deep with nine seniors and juniors Meadors and Dobson.

MASSAPEQUA CHIEFS

Coach: Martin Voigt

Last season: 16-5

Key players

F/C Bryce Paladino 6-4 Sr.

G Thomas Ammendola 5-7 Sr.

G/F Kevin Voigt 6-4 Jr.

G Chris Wasson 6-1 Sr.

F Gary Rettig 6-2 Sr.

Outlook: Several key pieces return from county semifinalist.

OCEANSIDE SAILORS

Coach: Al Lyson

Last season: 4-15

G/F Charlie Franzo 6-0 Sr.

G/F Maurice Lewis 6-0 Sr.

G Jake Lazzro 5-11 Soph.

F/C Jake Taveroff 6-7 Fr.

F Anthorn Garrett 6-3 Sr.

Outlook: Taveroff will be a double-double threat.

SYOSSET BRAVES

Coach: Greg Cardona

Last season: 11-9

Key players

G Griffin Halpern 6-0 Sr.

C James Dionisio 6-4 Sr.

G Richie Rambarran 5-7 Sr.

G Jacob Wiener 6-0 Jr.

F Robert Kula 6-0 Soph.

Outlook: Three returning starters.

UNIONDALE KNIGHTS

Coach: Tom Diana

Last season: 12-7

Key players

G Danny Ashley 5-10 Jr.

G R.J. Meyers 5-9 Soph.

G Zion Styles 6-2 Soph.

F De’Shaun Jackson 6-2 Sr.

F Craig Brown 6-5 Soph.

Outlook: Young but quick.

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BALDWIN BRUINS

Coach: Darius Burton

Last season: 20-2

Key players

F Elijah Bovell 6-2 Sr.

G Jabeon Bivins 5-11 Sr.

C Ian Rieger 6-5 Sr.

G Norman Wilson 6-1 Sr.

F Nassim Cylin 6-3 Jr.

Outlook: Bovell and Bivins will take on a bigger for defending LI champs.

EAST MEADOW JETS

Coach: Bob Kopp

Last season: 10-10

Key players

C Will Ayers 6-5 Sr.

G JR Howell 6-0 Sr.

G/F Nick Forrler 6-3 Sr.

G Kyle Leibel 5-10 Sr.

G/F Emeka Ewolu 6-2 Sr.

Outlook: Howell (9 ppg, 5 apg) and Ayers (5 ppg, 5 rpg) were key contributors on last season.

HICKSVILLE COMETS

Coach: Phil Essigman

Last season: 7-12

Key players

G Connor McPartland 5-10 Sr.

F Steven Pavlak 6-3 Sr.

C Amrinder Singh 6-3 Sr.

G Ryan McBride 6-1 Sr.

G Charnvir Singh 6-0 Sr.

Outlook: McPartland (15 ppg) and Pavlak (12 ppg) are the top returning scorers.

PLAINVIEW JFK HAWKS

Coach: Mike Harris

Last season: 14-6

Key players

G Jack Stafford 6-2 Sr.

G Justin Lambert 6-2 Sr.

G Andrew Cardello 6-0 Sr.

G Brandon Becker 6-0 Sr.

F Brandon Mintz 6-3 Jr.

Outlook: Lambert and Stafford will lead the way.

PORT WASHINGTON VIKINGS

Coach: Sean Dooley

Last season: 8-11

Key players

F Xavier Merriweather 6-2 Sr.

G Jake Block 5-10 Sr.

F Adam Mizrahi 6-3 Sr.

C Daniel Dash 6-7 Jr.

G Crew Weingard 5-9 Sr.

Outlook: Merriweather (17 ppg, 5 rpg, 3 apg, 1.5 spg) is one of the league’s top players.

VALLEY STREAM C. EAGLES

Coach: Hayward Alfred

Last season: 10-8

Key players

G Elijah Robinson 6-2 Sr.

G Ahunna Okoko 6-1 Soph.

G Armani O’Brady 6-1 Soph.

F Ryan Germosen 6-1 Jr.

F Malcolm Carter 6-0 Jr.

Outlook: Inexperienced but Alfred likes this group’s potential down the line.

WESTBURY GREEN DRAGONS

Coach: Dave Graff

Last season: 19-4

Key players

G/F Jonathan Dean 6-0 Sr.

G/F Darius Young 6-0 Sr.

C Khalid Ketchan 6-3 Sr.

G Brandon Ottley 5-10 Sr.

C/F Isaiah Bien-Aise 6-3 Jr.

Outlook: Dean and Young, who both averaged 18 points per game last year, are two of the county’s most potent scorers. The Green Dragons return four starters.

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CALHOUN COLTS

Coach: Jay Kreutzberger

Last season: 7-12

Key players

F Patrick Gardner 6-7 Sr.

F Jalen Rosemond 6-7 Jr.

F Thomas Cummings 6-2 Sr.

G Thomas Casimano 6-0 Soph.

G Bobby Stokel 5-10 Jr.

Outlook: Colts have the league’s biggest frontline.

GREAT NECK SOUTH REBELS

Coach: Steve Liebertz

Last season: 12-8

Key players

F Phil Silverstein 6-3 Sr.

G Sheldon Henry 5-10 Jr.

G Caleb Ponce 5-8 Sr.

F Liam Blicher 6-2 Sr.

G/F Jacob Neiderman 6-1 Sr.

Outlook: Rebels are deeper than they have been in some time.

HERRICKS HIGHLANDERS

Coach: Tom Kinsella

Last season: 12-8

Key players

G Jordan Idaspe 5-8 Jr.

G Chris Kilcullen 6-0 Sr.

F Sarbjit Ladhar 6-3 Sr.

G Steve Gerazounis 6-1 Sr.

C Rob Levine 6-3 Sr.

Outlook: Highlanders are strongest in the backcourt.

LONG BEACH MARINES

Coach: Scott Martin

Last season: 3-16

Key players

G Gian Valles 5-8 Sr.

F Matteo Camarda 5-10 Jr.

G Lashawn Hankins 5-8 Soph.

F Joe O’Donohue 5-10 Jr.

G Marquise Stephens Jr. 5-11 Soph.

Outlook: Young team looks to take a step forward.

MACARTHUR GENERALS

Coach: Eric Rubin

Last season: 5-14

Key players

G Benny Orlando 5-9 Jr.

G Andrew Sweeney 5-11 Jr.

G Kyle Acquavella 6-1 Jr.

F Mike Manfredo 6-1 Jr.

F Nick Purcell 6-2 Jr.

Outlook: Young team with a year’s experience under its belt.

MANHASSET INDIANS

Coach: George Bruns

Last season: 6-12

Key players

F Peter Conlan 6-2 Sr.

F Danny Hedberg 6-1 Sr.

G Jack Keogh 5-9 Sr.

F Will Theodoropoulos 6-2 Sr.

G Chris Themelis 5-11 Soph.

Outlook: Conlan (12 ppg) and Hedberg (11 ppg) lead a balanced offensive attack.

MEPHAM PIRATES

Coach: Patrick Fallon

Last season: 11-9

Key players

G Nah’jel Sands 5-11 Sr.

G Jeremy Lissade 5-9 Sr.

C Jordan Jones 6-4 Sr.

G Jake Santiago 5-9 Sr.

F Ricky Derosena 6-1 Sr.

Outlook: Five players return from playoff team.

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BELLMORE JFK COUGARS

Coach: Rory Block

Last season: 10-10

Key players

F Steven Carlson 6-0 Jr.

G Josh Eisner 6-0 Sr.

C Marco Travaglione 6-1 Soph.

G Matt Muscarella 5-7 Sr.

F Brandon Desatnick 6-0 Sr.

Outlook: Carlson (5.5 ppg.)

is the top returning scorer.

CAREY SEAHAWKS

Coach: Marty Kelly

Last season: 5-13

Key players

C Frank Porcasi 6-4 Jr.

G Aiden Murchie 6-2 Jr.

G Nick Giacalone 6-0 Soph.

F TJ Orlandino 6-2 Jr.

G Tyler DeMeo 5-9 Sr.

Outlook: Looking to bounce back from injury-plagued season.

ELMONT SPARTANS

Coach: George Holub

Last season: 24-4

Key players

G/F Kenechukwu “KC” Ndefo 6-6 Jr.

G Victor Olawoye 6-0 Jr.

G Jaylin Miller 6-1 Jr.

G Conrad Ihaza 6-0 Jr.

F Vincent McDonald 6-6 Sr.

Outlook: Defending state champs are young but have a breakout star candidate in Ndefo (10 ppg, 8 rbg).

GARDEN CITY TROJANS

Coach: James Hegmann

Last season: 13-5

Key players

G Andrew DeSantis 6-3 Jr.

G Kevin McNiff 6-0 Jr.

G Matthew Granville 6-1 Jr.

G Chris Jordan 6-0 Jr.

F Tyler Soutar 6-5 Jr.

Outlook: Looking to push the pace offensively.

GREAT NECK NORTH BLAZERS

Coach: Michael Holleran

Last season: 8-11

Key players

G Julien Hakimian 6-0 Jr.

G Eric Shirian 5-11 Jr.

F Eliot Kadouri 6-3 Jr.

F Roger Hyman 6-3 Jr.

F Jared Schwartz 6-1 Sr.

Outlook: Hakimian, who averaged 15 points a game last season, leads a core of four juniors.

JERICHO JAYHAWKS

Coach: Walter Bachman

Last season: 8-11

Key players

F Benjamin Alon 6-2 Sr.

F Jason Katz 6-2 Sr.

F Evan Lapidus 6-2 Sr.

F Hamza Malik 6-2 Soph.

G Aaron Jaffe 5-10 Soph.

Outlook: Young team has a deep frontcour.

SEWANHAKA INDIANS

Coach: Jay Allen

Last season: 14-7

Key players

F Giovany Brice 6-1 Jr.

G Rahim Akinwumni 6-2 Jr.

G Kamaal Chin 6-1 Jr.

G Jayden Boyd 5-8 Jr.

F Marcus Johnson 6-3 Sr.

Outlook: Will rely on its junior class and pressure defense to return to the postseason.

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DIVISION BLUE DRAGONS

Coach: Brian Maini

Last season: 0-19

Key players

G Mike Tamburello 6-0 Sr.

F Elliot Galarza 6-1 Jr.

F Tom Kiphart 6-2 Soph.

F Bryan Corporan 6-1 Sr.

G Vincent Incirrano 5-8 Sr.

Outlook: Tamburello and Kiphart are threats to catch fire from deep.

HEWLETT BULLDOGS

Coach: Bill Dubin

Last season: 12-9

Key players

C Zach Bromfeld 6-7 Sr.

F Alyjah Hill 6-0 Jr.

G Logan Steinberg 5-8 Sr.

G Luca Preziosi 5-9 Jr.

F Matt Mannino 6-3 Jr.

Outlook: Bromfeld is a force inside and Hill is a dynamic player.

NEW HYDE PARK GLADIATORS

Coach: Don Rood

Last season: 8-11

Key players

G Joseph Langan 6-1 Sr.

C Nick Anthony 6-4 Jr.

F Jacori Clemons 6-0 Sr.

F Kosta Katsoulis 6-0 Sr.

G Tom Kamberis 5-9 Sr.

Outlook: Gladiators hope their athleticism and depth in the backcourt help them make the postseason.

ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS

Coach: Jayson Williams

Last season: 10-11

Key players

G Timmy Santana 5-10 Sr.

G/F Latrell Hollis 6-3 Sr.

F Isaiah Stone 6-6 Jr.

F Calvin Brown 6-6 Sr.

G Stephen Vailes 5-10 Sr.

Outlook: Santana and Hollis will fill bigger roles this year; Stone is a key addition to frontcourt.

ROSLYN BULLDOGS

Coach: Craig Murphy

Last season: 13-6

Key players

G/F Omar Burns 6-4 Sr.

C Jonah Tener 6-4 Sr.

G Austin Reimer 5-9 Sr.

G Spencer Markbreiter 5-11 Sr.

G Jared Buchbinder 6-1 Jr.

Outlook: The Bulldogs will speed you up.

SOUTH SIDE CYCLONES

Coach: Jerry D’Angelo

Last season: 18-4

Key players

G Brandon Grayson 5-11 Sr.

F Dami Awosika 6-4 Sr.

G Ryan Prendergast 5-11 Sr.

F James Testa 6-4 Sr.

G Pat Basile 6-1 Sr.

Outlook: Awosika (14 ppg) and Grayson form a potent 1-2 punch.

WANTAGH WARRIORS

Coach: Keith Hunter

Last season: 6-13

Key players

G Connor L’Eplattenier 5-5 Sr.

G TJ Sullivan 5-8 Sr.

F Sean Gutfliesch 6-3 Sr.

F Sam Goldfarb 6-4 Sr.

F Anthony Teresky 6-0 Sr.

Outlook: Warriors will shoot to return to the playoffs with a team-centric approach.

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BETHPAGE GOLDEN EAGLES

Coach: Jack Davenport

Last season: 3-16

Key players

F/C Ryan O’Neill 6-2 Jr.

C Mark Rossini 6-4 Jr.

G Jourdan Jamison 6-0 Sr.

G Phillip Purchick 6-0 Jr.

G Bora Soybas 5-10 Fr.

Outlook: Young and inexperienced; looking to improve.

FLORAL PARK KNIGHTS

Coach: Sean Boyle

Last season: 9-10

Key players

G/F TJ Cluess 6-5 Sr.

G Brian Fox 6-1 Jr.

G Frank Phelan 6-0 Jr.

G Jack Dixon 6-0 Sr.

F/C Michael Incantalupo 6-3 Jr.

Outlook: Will change defenses and turn opponents over.

GLEN COVE BIG RED

Coach: Pete Falen

Last season: 14-7

Key players

G Kevin Ernest 5-10 Sr.

G Neri Romero 5-8 Sr.

C Chris Blissett 6-6 Sr.

F Noah Stone 6-3 Sr.

F Elijah English 6-1 Jr.

Outlook: Ernest, Romero and Blissett lead the way.

LAWRENCE GOLDEN TORNADOES

Coach: Lou Robinson

Last season: 15-5

Key players

F Hector Retana 6-2 Jr.

G Roy Vezana 6-0 Jr.

G Keaton Goldsby 5-8 Soph.

G/F Warren Shivers 6-0 Sr.

G Isaiah Godwin 5-10 Jr.

Outlook: Golden Tornadoes can go 10 deep.

LYNBROOK OWLS

Coach: Jamie Adams

Last season: 2-17

Key players

G Rylan Blondo 5-9 Soph.

F Robert Sitonio 6-2 Sr.

G Nick Tuzzio 5-9 Sr.

G Matt Higginson 5-9 Sr.

C Aldin Cekic 6-5 Jr.

Outlook: Blondo sets the tone offensively and defensively.

PLAINEDGE RED DEVILS

Coach: Brian Buckley

Last season: 9-10

Key players

F Dillon McSweeney 6-3 Sr.

G Jonathan Raso 6-2 Sr.

G Joe Yarusso 5-10 Soph.

G Alex Brown 6-2 Sr.

G Kenny Feeley 5-11 Sr.

Outlook: Buckley likes the mix of upperclassmen and young talent.

VALLEY STREAM NORTH SPARTANS

Coach: Dan Achatz

Last season: 17-4

Key players

G Noah Shy 6-1 Sr.

G Taliq Abdul-Rahim 5-10 Jr.

F Omar Baxter 6-1 Sr.

C Shamar Griffith 6-3 Jr.

G John Alimo 6-1 Sr.

Outlook: Backcourt, led by Shy and Abdul-Rahim, can stack up against anyone in league.

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CLARKE RAMS

Coach: Joseph Hasbrouck

Last season: 4-15

Key players

G Austin Widing 5-11 Sr.

G Jimmy Posillico 5-9 Sr.

F/C Eric Sathue 6-4 Sr.

F Ryan Widing 6-1 Sr.

F Matt Boyko 6-2 Sr.

Outlook: New head coach and four new starters.

FRIENDS ACADEMY QUAKERS

Coach: Steve Hefele

Last season: 13-7

Key players

G Trayvon Alexander 5-8 Fr.

F Hutch Tyree 6-3 Sr.

G Maclain Pascucci 5-10 Sr.

G Steve Popoola 5-9 Jr.

G Teddy Mangiarotti 5-11 Fr.

Outlook: Alexander regarded as one of conference’s top players.

ISLAND TREES BULLDOGS

Coach: Michael Wimmer

Last season: 15-5

Key players

F Robert Ferrufino 6-4 Sr.

C Kevin Dixon 6-4 Sr.

G Nicholas Carita 5-9 Jr.

G John Verdi 6-0 Jr.

F Robert Acevedo 6-3 Soph.

Outlook: Nine players return from conference championship team.

MINEOLA MUSTANGS

Coach: Ezra Elliott

Last season: 2-17

Key players

G John McMahon 5-9 Jr.

F John Venus 6-2 Sr.

F Manny Martins 6-2 Sr.

G Chris Wiercinski 6-0 Jr.

F Elliot Lee 6-3 Sr.

Outlook: Led by McMahon who averaged 17 ppg.

NORTH SHORE VIKINGS

Coach: Kevin Carpenter

Last season: 12-8

Key players

F Kenny Belanger 6-1 Sr.

G David Aufiero 5-8 Soph.

G/F Matt Bell 6-1 Jr.

G CJ LaSorsa 5-10 Sr.

F Dan Livoti 6-1 Soph.

Outlook: Coach expects team to thrive on defense, ball movement.

VALLEY STREAM SOUTH FALCONS

Coach: Matt Johnsen

Last season: 12-8

Key players

G Osbourne Traill 5-10 Sr.

G Daniel Sarpong 5-10 Sr.

F Dominick Arcodia 6-4 Sr.

F Isaiah Taylor 6-4 Sr.

C Keiron Jeremiah 6-6 Sr.

Outlook: Tall team will create matchup problems.

WEST HEMPSTEAD RAMS

Coach: Ed Cosgrove

Last season: 5-14

Key players

G Christian Martinez 5-10 Sr.

F Chris Jean-Louis 6-3 Jr.

C Paul Drysdale 6-4 Sr.

F Jordan Lewis 6-4 Sr.

G John Granholm 5-10 Jr.

Outlook: Granholm will take the reins of the offense.

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CARLE PLACE FROGS

Coach: John Cantwell

Last season: 6-13

Key players

G Nate Armstrong 5-10 Sr.

F Chris Kelly 6-3 Sr.

F Chris Ruscillo 6-5 Sr.

F Matt Morrison 6-1 Jr.

G Thomas Browne 6-1 Sr.

Outlook: Armstrong (11.4 ppg) is the top returning scorer.

COLD SPRING HARBOR SEAHAWKS

Coach: Jason Mercurio

Last season: 13-6

Key players

G Reese Grossman 6-1 Sr.

G Matthew Licciardi 5-7 Sr.

F Jack Vavassis 6-2 Soph.

F Matthew Taglich 6-2 Sr.

G John Munyak 6-3 Sr.

Outlook: Bulk of offense returns.

EAST ROCKAWAY ROCKS

Coach: Joe Lores

Last season: 7-14

Key players

G Nick Parziale 5-8 Sr.

G Christopher Levins 6-0 Soph.

G Thomas Rogers 6-0 Sr.

C John Pellitere 6-5 Jr.

F Dylan Henshaw 6-0 Soph

Outlook: Levins and Henshaw were effective JV scorers.

LOCUST VALLEY FALCONS

Coach: Tim Lomot

Last season: 12-6

Key players

G Danny Wilson 6-2 Sr.

F Billy Finke 6-6 Sr.

F Brian Wright 6-4 Sr.

G Parker Appel 6-2 Jr.

G Jahmir Primer 6-0 8th grade

Outlook: Led by Wilson, Finke, Appel.

MALVERNE MULES

Coach: Darrol Lopez

Last season: 2-16

Key players not provided.

OYSTER BAY BAYMEN

Coach: Brian Boyle

Last season: 14-9

Key players

G/F Anthony Reilly 6-3 Jr.

G Devon Marmorale 5-11 Jr.

G Elia Deblasio 5-9 Jr.

G Bradley Beck 5-10 Jr.

F Khalil Williams 6-2 Soph.

Outlook: St. Dom transfer Reilly adds to young talent.

SEAFORD VIKINGS

Coach: Ralph Rossetti

Last season: 14-7

Key players

G Andrew Cain 6-2 Sr.

G Dan Roell 5-8 Sr.

F Jim Ryan 6-3 Sr.

C John Diachok 6-3 Sr.

G Andrew Pich 6-0 Sr.

Outlook: Cain, Roell and Pich can hold their own against anyone.

WHEATLEY WILDCATS

Coach: Jim Curcio

Last season: 6-13

Key players

F Brian Doria 6-1 Sr.

F Michael Tragale 6-2 Sr.

C Zach Calabrese 6-3 Sr.

G Peter Littman 5-11 Sr.

G Ben Barnett 6-0 Sr.

Outlook: Thrives on defense.