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Nassau A-II boys basketball team-by-team outlook

Elmont's Jevon Santos #11 goes up for a

Elmont's Jevon Santos #11 goes up for a basket during the first half of the Long Island High School Boys Basketball class A Championship game between Southampton and Elmont at Stony Brook University on March 12, 2017. Photo Credit: Daniel De Mato

BELLMORE JFK COUGARS
Last season: 10-10
Coach: Rory Block
KEY PLAYERS
Christian Palazzotto G 5-5 Jr.; Jordan Pitti F 6-0 Sr.; Zach Rosenfeld F 6-0 Sr.; Marco Travaglione C/F 6-2 Sr.; Brandon Wexler C 6-3 Sr.
ABOUT THE COUGARS: Returns Travaglione, a four-year player, who averaged 14.5 points and 10.5 rebounds a game, along with four three-year players.  


CAREY SEAHAWKS
Last season: 0-17
Coach: Steven Savino
KEY PLAYERS
Nick Bell G 6-1 Sr.; James Cosgrove F 6-4 Soph.; Matt Cosgrove F 6-3 Sr.; Garrett Scavelli G 6-1 Jr.; Chris Toscano G 6-2 Soph.
ABOUT THE SEAHAWKS: Relies on a strong backcourt in hopes for a turnaround.


ELMONT SPARTANS
Last season: 15-7
Coach: George Holub
KEY PLAYERS
Jaiyetoro Gordon-Younge F 6-3 Sr.; Qai Kellman G 6-0 Sr.; Jordan Lawson G 6-2 Jr.; Gus Louis G 6-2 Jr.; Jevon Santos G 5-10 Jr.
ABOUT THE SPARTANS: Santos lone returning starter, who averaged eight points a game reaching the Nassau A semifinals.


GREAT NECK NORTH BLAZERS
Last season: 10-10
Coach: Pete Linderman
KEY PLAYERS
Kyle Kamali G 6-0 Sr.; Sean McAward C 6-6 Sr.; Giacobbe Nouriely F 6-1 Sr.; Moshe Payami F 6-2 Sr.; Matt Yazdan G 5-8 Sr.
ABOUT THE BLAZERS: Balanced scoring, which returns nine players from last season, with a focus on team defense.


JERICHO JAYHAWKS
Last season: 9-10
Coach: Walter Bachman
KEY PLAYERS
Aaron Jaffe G 6-0 Sr.; Benjamin Weinberg F 6-1 Sr.; Brandon Weiss G 5-10 Jr.; Yaewon You G 6-0 Soph.
ABOUT THE JAYHAWKS: Led by Weiss, who averaged 16.5 points per game.


MANHASSET INDIANS
Last season: 10-11
Coach: George Bruns
KEY PLAYERS
Joe LoCurto F 6-0 Sr.; John Mastando  6-1 Sr.; Louis Perfetto G 6-0 Sr.; Tom Santella F 6-2 Sr.; Chris Themelis G 6-0 Sr.
ABOUT THE INDIANS: Return all five starters with a balanced offense looking to make a postseason run.


NEW HYDE PARK GLADIATORS
Last season: 8-11
Coach: Patrick Eustache
KEY PLAYERS
Abidin Dauti F 6-4 Jr.; Kevin Langan G 6-0 Sr.; Nicholas Levkulic G 5-10 Jr.; Luke Orbon G 5-11 Soph.; Michael Smith F 6-5 Sr.
ABOUT THE GLADIATORS: Returns Smith and Langan, who averaged eight points and seven rebounds and 10 points and three assists per game, respectively.


SEWANHAKA INDIANS
Last season: 19-3
Coach: Jay Allen
KEY PLAYERS
Spardley Jean-Baptiste F 6-3 Sr.; Preston Harts F 6-4 Jr.; Joseph Hicks G 5-10 Sr.; Adam Rodriguez G  5-11 Sr.; Chuk Uchendu F 6-0 Jr.
ABOUT THE INDIANS: Graduated nine seniors, balanced scoring this season, focus on scoring in the paint.


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