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25 boys basketball players to watch in 2018-19 

Ahkee Anderson of Greenport during a non-league boys

Ahkee Anderson of Greenport during a non-league boys basketball game at St. Anthony's on Dec. 6. Credit: Peter Frutkoff

Ahkee Anderson, Greenport G, 5-9, Jr.: Led Greenport to the Long Island Class C championship. Averaged 18 points, nine rebounds, four rebounds and four assists per game.

Tae’von Bazemore, Connetquot, 6-1, G, Sr.: A terrific shooter, he averaged 18 points per game for Floyd and will make an immediate impact at Connetquot.

Rhyjon Blackwell, Baldwin, G, 6-0, Sr.: Will command the offense at point guard this season. The quick playmaker averaged 15 points and four assists per game last season.

Sean Braithwaite, Center Moriches, G/F, 6-6, Sr.: With the ability to play all over the court, he led the Red Devils to the Long Island Class B championship last season, averaging 21 points, 11 rebounds and five assists per game.

Andre Curbelo, Long Island Lutheran, G, 6-1, Jr.: Led Puerto Rico to a bronze medal in the U17 FIBA Games in June in Argentina and looks to lead LuHi to a Federation championship. Has drawn college interest from schools such as Florida, UConn and Illinois.

Malik Edmead, Deer Park, G, 5-10, Jr.: With the ability to create both for himself and others, Edmead averaged 21.7 points per game last season. Has drawn Division I interest from schools such as Stony Brook, Bryant and Iona.

Justin Evelyn, Uniondale, G,5-10 Sr.: Will take on a larger role in the offense and looks to guide Uniondale to back-to-back Nassau Class AA championships.

Tyreik Frazier, Westbury, F, 6-6, Sr.: With great length and playmaking ability, Frazier will take on a larger role this season after averaging eight points a game last winter.

Myles Goddard, Amityville, G/F, 6-4, Soph.: Will be a go-to scoring option for the defending Class A state champions after averaging nine points and six assists per game last season.

Bryce Harris, Brentwood, G/F, 6-4, Jr.: Athletic player with versatility to play nearly any position on the floor. Has drawn interest from schools such as Stony Brook and Lafayette.

Aidan Igiehon, Lawrence Woodmere Academy, C, 6-10, Sr.: Led the Crusaders to a NYSAIS Class B state championship, averaging 21 points and 18 rebounds per game. He will play at Louisville next year.

Zed Key, Long Island Lutheran, F, 6-8 Jr.: A transfer from Brentwood, Key brings tremendous length and athleticism on the outside. Has drawn college interest from schools such as Penn State, Rutgers and Florida.

A.J. Knight, Holy Trinity, G, 6-0, Sr.: Will take on more of the scoring production this season, after averaging 10 points and three assists per game as a role player last winter.

T.J. Long, Chaminade, 6-3, G, Jr.: Averaged 9.3 points per game last season and will take on an expanded role for Chaminade this season. He scored 27 points in the team’s season-opening victory this year.

Divaahd Lucas, Amityville, G/F, 6-6, Jr.: One of the top sophomores on Long Island last year, Lucas averaged eight points and eight assists for the Class A state champions and provides great athleticism and versatility.

RJ Meyers-Turner, Uniondale, G, 5-9, Sr.: The quick, athletic guard averaged 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals per game last year and will become the go-to scorer this season for the defending Nassau Class AA champions.

Essam Mostafa, Long Island Lutheran, F/C, 6-9, Sr.: Returning starter with a big presence in the middle to the paint. Has drawn college interest from schools such as Quinnipiac and Arkansas-Little Rock.

Michael O’Connell, Chaminade, G, 6-2, Jr.: Averaged 13.8 points for the CHSAA regular-season champions last season, including a 26-point game against Holy Trinity.

Ty-Shon Pannell, Central Islip, G, 5-9, Jr.: Quick, shifty guard with the ability to create for himself and others, Pannell averaged 9.5 points per game as a sophomore for an 18-win team.  

Tavin Pierre, Baldwin, F, 6-3, Sr.: A transfer from Christ the King, Pierre brings immediate playmaking ability to the Nassau Class AA runner-up Bruins.

Pierce Prendergast, Bayport-Blue Point, G, 6-6, Jr.: Averaged 21.3 points per game, including three games of at least 27 points last season.

Jarnel Rancy, Longwood, F, 6-7, Sr.: An athletic forward with a long wingspan, Rancy provides a tough matchup both on the offensive and defensive end, averaging eight rebounds and three blocks per game last year.

Micah Snowden, Center Moriches, F/C, 6-5, Sr.: A strong addition for Center Moriches, the big man averaged 21 points and 15 rebounds per game for Southampton last season.

Brandon Weiss, Jericho, G, 5-10, Jr.: A playmaker who averaged 16.5 points a game as a sophomore.

Jarrell White, Bellport, G/F, 6-4, Sr.: Could become the first player in school history to score either 2,000 points or record 1,000 rebounds, coach Peter Grossi said. The returning All-Long Island selection averaged 25.1 points and 12.6 rebound per game last season.

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