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Long Island Lutheran's Andre Curbelo is defended by

Long Island Lutheran's Andre Curbelo is defended by Archbishop Molloy's Ray Diaz in the first half during the SNY Invitational at CCNY on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Credit: Corey Sipkin

Here are 10 boys basketball players to watch during the 2018-19 season.

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.

Rhyjon Blackwell, Baldwin, G, 6-0, Sr.

Will command the offense at point guard this season, and the quick playmaker averaged 15 points and four assists a 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.

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. 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 last season. Drawn Division I interest from schools such as Stony Brook, Bryant and Iona.

Aidan Igiehon, Lawrence Woodmere Academy, C, 6-10, Sr.

Led the Crusaders to a state NYSAIS Class B championship, averaging 21 points and 18 rebounds. He will play at Louisville next 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 state Class A 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 last year, and will could become the go-to scorer this season for the defending Nassau AA champions.

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 during the season.

Jarell 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 rebounds last season.

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