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Harris is "Mr. NY Basketball"

     The awards keeping piling up for Tobias Harris, the Tennessee-bound senior forward from Half Hollow Hills West. He’s already been named a McDonald’s All-American, a prestigious national event. On Tuesday, Harris day was named winner of the “Mr. New York Basketball” award, the sport’s top honor in the state, presented annually since 1986 by the Basketball Coaches Association of New York.
     “It’s a most prestigious award because it comes from coaches all over the state,” said Hills West coach Bill Mitaritonna. Harris has averaged 25 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks in leading the Colts (23-1) into Saturday’s state semfinals at Glens Falls.
     Harris is only the second Long Island player ever to win the “Mr. New York” award. Jason Fraser of Amityville was the 2002 winner. Past winners include Kenny Anderson, Stephon Marbury, Felipe Lopez, Elton Brand and Jamal Mashburn.

     Here is the complete list of previous “Mr. New York Basketball” winners:

2009 -- Brandon Triche (Jamesville-DeWitt) and Lance Stephenson (Abraham Lincoln)
2008 -- Sylven Landesberg (Holy Cross)
2007 -- Jonny Flynn (Niagara Falls)
2006 -- Jonathan Mitchell (Mount Vernon)
2005 -- Greg Paulus, (Syracuse CBA)
2004 -- Sebastian Telfair (Abraham Lincoln)
2003 -- Tyler Relph (Rochester McQuaid)
2002 -- Jason Fraser (Amityville)
2001 -- Julius Hodge (St. Raymond’s)
2000 – Peter Mulligan (St. Raymond’s)
1999 -- Leonard Stoke (Buffalo Turner-Carroll)
1998 -- Anthony Glover (Rice)
1997 -- Elton Brand (Peekskill)
1996 -- Willie Dersch (Holy Cross)
1995 -- Stephon Marbury (Lincoln)
1994 -- Felipe Lopez (Rice)
1993 -- Danya Abrams (Hackley School)
1992 -- John Wallace (Greece Athena)
1991 -- Terrence Rencher (St. Raymond's)
1990 -- Jamal Mashburn (Cardinal Hayes)
1989 -- Kenny Anderson (Archbishop Molloy)
1988 -- Malik Sealy (Tolentine)
1987 -- Greg Koubek (Shenendehowa) and King Rice (Binghamton)
1986 -- Keith Robinson (Buffalo Grover Cleveland)


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