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

Brian Sullivan #21 of Clarke, right, gets pressured

Brian Sullivan #21 of Clarke, right, gets pressured by Sean Wolf #23 of Division during a non-league boys basketball game at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017. Photo Credit: James Escher

BOYS TEAM-BY-TEAM

CLARKE RAMS

Last season: 5-14

Coach: Joe Hasbrouck

KEY PLAYERS

Arton Dalipi F 6-2 Sr.; Tyler DeSimone G 5-9 Jr.; Michael Paul G 6-1 Jr.; Brian Sullivan G/F 6-1 Jr.; Lyvan Velasquez G 5-8 Jr.

ABOUT THE RAMS: Guard oriented offense, looking to push the ball in transition, led by Sullivan, who averaged 12 points and nine rebounds per game.

FRIENDS ACADEMY QUAKERS

Last season: 15-6

Coach: Matt Johnsen

KEY PLAYERS

Billy Daal F 6-1 Soph.; Alex Douglas G 5-10 Soph.; Skylar Mott G 5-11 Soph.; Ezekiel Popoola G 5-11 Soph.; Nico Santiago C 6-3 Sr.

ABOUT THE QUAKERS: Young, athletic team, looking to take advantage of their shooters.

ISLAND TREES BULLDOGS

Last season: 10-10

Coach: Michael Wimmer

KEY PLAYERS

Robert Acevedo F 6-4 Sr.; Antonio Arana G 6-0 Soph.; Gregory Avery G 5-10 Jr.; Christopher Connors G 6-3 Soph.; Anthony Ferrufino C 6-5 Jr.

ABOUT THE BULLDOGS: Strong depth, combination of shooters and scorers in the paint, led by Acevedo, who averaged 6.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

LOCUST VALLEY FALCONS

Last season: 10-10

Coach: Tim Lomot

KEY PLAYERS

Bryan Fox G 6-2 Sr.; Teddy Mangiarotti G 6-2 Jr.; Sean Murphy F/C 6-4 Soph.; Matthew Reisiger G 6-0 Sr.; Frank Smith G 5-10 Sr.

ABOUT THE FALCONS: Led by Mangiarotti, who averaged 13 points, four assists and three rebounds per game.

MINEOLA MUSTANGS

Last season: 7-12

Coach: Jamie McAndrew

KEY PLAYERS

Mustafa Abdelaziz F/C 6-3 Sr.; Isaiah Alonso G 5-8 Sr.; Aaron Causcut G 5-8 Soph.; Jason Eccher G 5-9 Sr.; Joseph Lubrano F/C 6-3 Sr.

ABOUT THE MUSTANGS: Senior heavy team, led by Abdelaziz, who averaged 10 points and eight rebounds a game, and Alonso, who averaged eight points.

SEAFORD VIKINGS

Last season: 7-12

Coach: Ralph Rossetti

KEY PLAYERS

Joe Angelastro G 5-8 Sr.; Ryan Butler G 5-11 Sr.; Frank Cozzolino C 6-3 Jr.; Logan Masters G 5-11 Jr.; Manuel Montouro F 6-4 Jr.

ABOUT THE VIKINGS: Strong shooters and team speed, led by Butler and Masters.

WEST HEMPSTEAD RAMS

Last season: 4-15

Coach: Ed Cosgrove

KEY PLAYERS

Duane Bernard G 5-10 Jr.; Angel Garcia C 6-3 Sr.; Haj Kargbo G 6-0 Sr.; Kobe McMillan F 6-4 Sr.; Michael Parnell G 6-0 Sr.

ABOUT THE RAMS: Strong defense, led by Parnell, who averaged 8.5 points per game, and McMillan, averaged 6.4 points.

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