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Long Island Lutheran's Achraf Yacoubou (24) is Newsday's

Long Island Lutheran's Achraf Yacoubou (24) is Newsday's boys basketball Nassau Player of the Year. (Mar. 26, 2010) Photo Credit: Pat Orr

Nine Long Island players, led by returning Newsday All-Long Island selections Tavon Sledge of Half Hollow Hills West and Achraf Yacoubou of Long Island Lutheran (above), were named to the Burbs team that will play in the Metro Classic on Sunday at 5 p.m. at Archbishop Molloy High School in Jamaica.

The Burbs’ squad, coached by Bill Murphy of New Rochelle HS, includes players from Long Island and Hudson Valley. The Boros, coached by Tiny Morton of Lincoln, is comprised of New York City players.

The girls’ game, which follows the same format as the boys, will tip off at 3 p.m. General admission for both games is $10. Proceeds for this 7th annual high school basketball event benefit the Make a Wish Foundation and the Howie Frajberg Medical Research Foundation.

Here are the boys rosters:

The Boros (New York City)

Ed Avila, Thomas Jefferson
Omar Calhoun, Christ the King
Jordan Dickerson, Lincoln
Daniel Dingle, St. Raymond’s
Devante Dunham, Bishop Loughlin
Corey Edwards, Christ the King
Davontay Grace, Thomas Jefferson
Okero Kerwin, St. Raymond’s
Darrell Lucky, Paul Robeson
Kamari Murphy, Lincoln
Chris Ortiz, Christ the King
Jermaine Sanders, Rice
Antoine Slaughter, Boys & Girls
Shaquille Stokes, Lincoln
Mike Taylor, Boys & Girls
Chris Garcia, Archbishop Molloy

The Burbs (Long Island and Hudson Valley)

Jordan Allen, L.I. Lutheran
Shane Carter, Peekskill
Craig Dorn, New Rochelle
Anthony Ellechi, Elmont
Daniel Healy, JFK
Frankie Kelly, JFK
Chavaughn Lewis, St. Mary’s
Philip Page, Copiague
Khalid Samuels, Mount Vernon
Tavon Sledge, Half Hollow Hills West
P.J. Torres, New Rochelle
Matt Towsend, Horace Greeley
Jamell Walker, Mount Vernon
Justin Wilson, Floral Park
Tziah Wood-Smith, Baldwin
Achraf Yacoubou, L.I. Lutheran


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