Suffolk VI boys basketball preview

Amityville's Mike Smith pushes the ball upcourt during

Amityville's Mike Smith pushes the ball upcourt during a game against Farmingdale. (Dec. 20, 2012) (Credit: George A. Faella)

SUFFOLK VI

1. AMITYVILLE WARRIORS

Coach: Jack Agostino

Key players

G Travis Dickerson 6-4

G Mike Smith 6-2

G Sean Walters 5-10

F Malcolm Mathis 6-2

F Leland Williams 6-3

Outlook: Anything short of states will be disappointment for deep squad led by versatile guards Smith and Dickerson.

2. BAYPORT-BLUE POINT PHANTOMS

Coach: Kyle Black

Key players

G Connor Panzner 6-1

G Mike Walker 6-1

G Matt McKinnon 5-10

G Doug Niblock 5-11

F Tyler Grosse 6-2

Outlook: All-leaguer Panzner leads what Black calls "team of extras -- extra pass on defense, extra effort on defense."

3. EAST HAMPTON BONACKERS

Coach: Bill McKee

Key players

G Dan McKee 5-8

G Brendon Kennedy-Gay 5-8

G Kyle McKee 5-10

F Brenden Hughes 6-1

G Thomas Nelson 6-2

Outlook: Not much size, but Bonackers love to play up-tempo style and shoot plenty of three-pointers.

4. MOUNT SINAI MUSTANGS

Coach: Ryan McNeely

Key players

G Coles Williams 5-9

G Brandon Drumgole 6-1

F Simione Daves 6-2

G Christian Dular 5-8

F Nolan Kelly 6-2

Outlook: Williams, who had 41 in loss to Miller Place, leads pack of quick, athletic guards that will trap on defense.

5. SHOREHAM-WADING RIVER WILDCATS

Coach: Kevin Culhane

Key players

F Mitch Idtensohn 6-2

G Mike Sheehan 5-11

F Dan Hughes 6-5

G Chuck Agius 5-7

F Jonah Caldwell 6-2

Outlook: One-point victory over East Hampton in league opener encouraging for team with depth and experience.

6. GLENN KNIGHTS

Coach: Charly Rogener

Key players

G Jeff Park 6-1

G KeAndre Augustine 5-7

G Wayne White 6-1

G Paul Wesnofske 5-10

F Darryl Daniels 6-3

Outlook: Strong in transition playing switching defenses and can score, led by Park and Daniels.

7. MILLER PLACE PANTHERS

Coach: Brian Sztabnik

Key players

F Alex Fruso 6-3

G Liam Walsh 6-0

G Andrew Read 6-2

G Mike D'Agati 5-10

F Joe Vargas 6-1

Outlook: Sztabnik's goal is to be best defensive team in league. Fruso leads a balanced offense.

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