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MATT McLEOD Guard Harborfields, Senior, 6-3 True quadruple

MATT McLEOD
Guard
Harborfields, Senior, 6-3
True quadruple threat – 20.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 4.5 steals. That was good enough to earn Newsday first-team All-L.I.
Photo Credit: James Escher

Long Island boys basketball players to watch in 2010.

TAVON SLEDGE Guard Half Hollow Hills West, Senior,
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

TAVON SLEDGE
Guard
Half Hollow Hills West, Senior, 5-8
Exciting and explosive player who averaged 17.8 points, 10.4 assists, 3.1 steals to earn Newsday first-team All-Long Island as junior.

ACHRAF YACOUBOU Guard L.I. Lutheran, Senior, 6-4 Averaged
Photo Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas

ACHRAF YACOUBOU
Guard
L.I. Lutheran, Senior, 6-4
Averaged 19.5 points and 7.0 rebounds to earn Newsday first-team All-L.I. honors last season. Defensive standout with improved shot.

T'ZIAH WOOD-SMITH Baldwin Forward, Senior, 6-4 Third-year starter
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T'ZIAH WOOD-SMITH
Baldwin
Forward, Senior, 6-4
Third-year starter who is a double-double machine. A power forward who can defend the post or the perimeter.

MATT McLEOD Guard Harborfields, Senior, 6-3 True quadruple
Photo Credit: James Escher

MATT McLEOD
Guard
Harborfields, Senior, 6-3
True quadruple threat – 20.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 4.5 steals. That was good enough to earn Newsday first-team All-L.I.

CHAVAUGHN LEWIS Guard St. Mary’s, Senior, 6-5 Led
Photo Credit: James Escher

CHAVAUGHN LEWIS
Guard
St. Mary’s, Senior, 6-5
Led Gaels to CHSAA title last season, averaging 16.5 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Returning first-team Newsday All-L.I. selection.

DARIEN CROFT Guard Amityville, Senior, 6-0 Averaged 21.2
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DARIEN CROFT
Guard
Amityville, Senior, 6-0
Averaged 21.2 ppg and was second-team Newsday All-L.I. choice. Scored 1,000th career point in non-league game last week.

DANTRE LANGHORNE Guard/Forward Greenport, Senior, 6-5 Averaged 22.1
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DANTRE LANGHORNE
Guard/Forward
Greenport, Senior, 6-5
Averaged 22.1 ppg to earn second-team Newsday All-L.I. honors. Can shoot, penetrate and pass. Long-armed defender who can block shots.

PARIS PARKS Guard Longwood, Senior, 6-1 A streak
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PARIS PARKS
Guard
Longwood, Senior, 6-1
A streak shooter with big-time range who can carry a team when his three-pointers are falling. Tough defender.

SHAMOY McINTOSH Guard Floral Park, Senior, 6-0 One
Photo Credit: James A. Escher

SHAMOY McINTOSH
Guard
Floral Park, Senior, 6-0
One of top long-range shooters on Long Island. Loves taking the big shot. Played well on preseason all-star circuit.

ANTHONY ELECHI Forward Elmont, Senior, 6-4 Power forward
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ANTHONY ELECHI
Forward
Elmont, Senior, 6-4
Power forward who can play inside or out. Dangerous scorer who can handle and shoot the three. A shot-blocking force.

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