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

Jason Barry #5 of Hewlett shoots the ball

Jason Barry #5 of Hewlett shoots the ball against Jazier Whitely #3 of Sewanhaka during the basketball game on Jan 13, 2018 in Floral Park, New York. Photo Credit: Anna Sergeeva

BETHPAGE GOLDEN EAGLES

Last season: 14-7

Coach: Jack Davenport

KEY PLAYERS

Alex Keener F 6-3 Sr.; Brian O’Boyle F 6-3 Jr.; Ryan Reggio F5-10 Sr.; Kyle Saugy G 5-9 Sr.; Bora Soybas G 5-10 Jr.

ABOUT THE GOLDEN EAGLES: Team filled with three-sport athletes, led by Soybas, who averaged 15.3 points per game.

DIVISION BLUE DRAGONS

Last season: 2-17

Coach: Brian Maini

KEY PLAYERS

Colin Diez G 5-5 Sr.; Emmanuel Huggins C 6-4 Jr.; Tom Kiphart G 6-2 Sr.; Dan Moran F6-2 Sr.; Justin Weinert F 6-2 Jr.

ABOUT THE BLUE DRAGONS: Nine returning players from last season, with a young, but experienced squad.

GLEN COVE BIG RED

Last season: 4-15

Coach: Peter Falen

KEY PLAYERS

Michael Battle G 6-0 Soph.; Dajour Gibson G 5-8 Sr.; Matt Graf F 6-0 Sr.; Giovanni Mendez C 6-2 Sr.; Michael Vaughan G 5-11 Sr.

ABOUT THE BIG RED: Led by Vaughan, who averaged 14 points per game, and Gibson, who averaged five.

HEWLETT BULLDOGS

Last season: 13-7

Coach: Bill Dubin

KEY PLAYERS

Jason Barry G 6-0 Sr.; Brett Karkus G 6-3 Jr.; James Lawes C 6-4 Sr.; Mac Rochler G 6-0 Sr.; Darren Spencer F 6-4 Jr.

ABOUT THE BULLDOGS: Athletic, quick team, led by Barry and Karkus looking to return to the playoffs.

PLAINEDGE RED DEVILS

Last season: 2-17

Coach: Nick Simone

KEY PLAYERS

Blake Hagerstrom F 6-4 Sr.; Joseph Yarusso G 5-10 Sr.

ABOUT THE RED DEVILS: Returns nine players, looks to play at a fast pace and use depth to their advantage

ROOSEVELT ROUGH RIDERS

Last season: 14-4

Coach: Raymond Lydell Smith

KEY PLAYERS

Sayvion Daniel C 6-4 Sr.; Nasir Fiallo G 5-10 Sr.; Kevon Hall F 6-0 Sr.; Anthony Jackson G 5-11 Sr.; Eddie Torres G 6-0 Sr.

ABOUT THE ROUGH RIDERS: Plays a quick, aggressive defense with a senior class very comfortable sharing a court and moving the ball.

ROSLYN BULLDOGS

Last season: 11-8

Coach: Craig Murphy

KEY PLAYERS

John Davey F 6-5 Soph.; Jacob Levy G5-7 Sr.; Noah Rosenthal G 6-1 Jr.; Eli Weiner G5-9 Sr.; Jeorking Welker F 6-4 Sr.

ABOUT THE BULLDOGS: Levy, who averaged 12 points per game last season, leads a young, fast-paced and unselfish group with an athletic frontcourt.

SOUTH SIDE CYCLONES

Last season: 9-12

Coach: Jerry D’Angelo

KEY PLAYERS

Matt Goldstein G 6-0 Sr.; Sean Grace F 6-4 Sr.; Eamon McGowen G 6-2 Jr.; Peter Pelligrini F 6-3 Sr.; Chris Thomas G 5-9 Sr.

ABOUT THE CYCLONES: Good team quickness and athleticism.

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