Suffolk V boys basketball preview

Harborfields' Chris McCullough looks to pass in the

Harborfields' Chris McCullough looks to pass in the first quarter of a game against Lutheran. (Dec. 14, 2012) (Credit: James Escher)

SUFFOLK V

1. HARBORFIELDS TORNADOES

Coach: Chris Agostino

Key players

G Chris McCullough 6-1

G Malcom Wynter 5-8

F Tanner Morrow 6-3

G Robert Pecorelli 6-2

G Elias Berbari 6-2

Outlook: Undefeated in league last four years, but streak in jeopardy because of youth. McCullough can shoot.

2. COMSEWOGUE WARRIORS

Coach: Joel Sutherland

Key players

G Elijah Tillah 5-8

G Andy Steck 5-11

G Jack Campo 5-11

F Sean MacGregor 6-3

F Jake LaPasota 6-3

Outlook: Campo (19 ppg) has sparked turnaround from 0-16 season in Suffolk IV to 3-1 league start.

3. WESTHAMPTON HURRICANES

Coach: John Baumiller

Key players

G Devonte Dixon 6-0

G Mike Frangeskos 6-2

G John Frangeskos 6-2

F Luke Dyer 6-2

C Rashaad Mitchell 6-2

Outlook: Floyd transfer Dixon (23.8 ppg) leading Hurricanes' turnaround; they lost every league game last season.

4. EASTPORT-SOUTH MANOR SHARKS

Coach: Chris Carlson

Key players

G Denis Sullivan 6-3

F Chris Goncalves 6-6

G Tom Biasetti 6-3

G Mike Cestare 5-9

F Dylan Demasi 6-2

Outlook: Sullivan already has two double-doubles as Sharks hope to ride size into the playoffs.

5. SAYVILLE GOLDEN FLASHES

Coach: Louis Lowe

Key players

G Robbie Colarusso 5-10

G Kevin Murphy 5-11

G Hunter Schenkel 6-2

F Connor Gaffney 6-2

C Joe DePompeo 6-3

Outlook: Colarusso made 38 three-pointers last season. That's Sayville's style: It's a team of perimeter shooters.

6. ISLIP BUCCANEERS

Coach: Jamie Lynch

Key players

G Kieran Mullins 5-11

G Caleb Staneck 5-8

G Frankie Basile 5-11

F Raphael Alomar 6-0

F Anil John 6-3

Outlook: Basile and Staneck lead slew of three-point launchers that hope to overcome lack of experience.

7. ROCKY POINT EAGLES

Coach: Jim Jordan

Key players

C Austin Thixton 6-3

F Frank Moscatiello 5-11

G Chris Tucker 6-0

G Brian Lynch 5-10

G Harry Lynch 5-9

Outlook: Lost 10 seniors from first playoff team. Look to create in transition to overcome lack of height.

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