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Deer Park's Aaren Edmead wins 2014 Newsday Player of the Year

Deer Park guard Aaren Edmead handles the ball

Deer Park guard Aaren Edmead handles the ball on offense in a semifinal playoff game against Half Hollow Hills East at Farmingdale State College in Farmingdale on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Credit: Steven Ryan

It's been a special senior year for Deer Park point guard Aaren Edmead. He was the star player for a Falcons team that made it all the way to the Suffolk Class AA championship game before losing to Brentwood. He also became the first Falcon to earn a Division I scholarship since Bob McCurdy (Class of 1970) when he accepted an offer from Wagner.

That news made Edmead an even bigger man on his high school campus. "I got so much love around the school for the college commitment," Edmead said. "I can tell it means a lot to the school so that’s special for me."

He was a special player, averaging 19.8 points, six assists and three steals. For his accomplishments, Edmead was named Newsday's Dick Sandler Award winner as the Long Island and Suffolk County boys basketball player of the year.

A four-year starter, Edmead said he and his teammates "still talk about the season we had and how it was our last. It's a little bittersweet because I still want to play with them. But I'm very excited for college at the same time."

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