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Nassau AA-I boys basketball team-by-team outlook

Jayden Bumpass #11 of Freeport, right, scores from

Jayden Bumpass #11 of Freeport, right, scores from close range during a non-league boys basketball game against Floral Park at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Credit: James Escher

FARMINGDALE DALERS

Last season: 13-7

Coach: Jim Pastier

KEY PLAYERS

Tyrel Carson G 5-10 Jr.; Marvel Chambers G 6-3 Jr.; Sin’Kai Hayden G 6-0 Jr.; Tom Maroldo F 6-4 Sr.; Luis Smikle Jr. G 6-2 Jr.

ABOUT THE DALERS: Talented junior class, led by Chambers, who averaged 22 points per game.

FREEPORT RED DEVILS

Last season: 2-16

Coach: Larry Steimer

KEY PLAYERS

Jayden Bumpass G 6-2 Sr.; Terrance Edmond G 5-9 Jr.; Lamont Hough Jr. F6-4 Sr.; Talique Jackson G 6-0 Sr.; Tristan Sabb C 6-4 Jr.

ABOUT THE RED DEVILS: Young team, looking to rely on Jackson and Bumpass, who averaged 13.8 and 10.2 points per game, respectively.

HEMPSTEAD TIGERS

Last season: 8-10

Coach: Lateef Myles

KEY PLAYERS

Jordan Guy G 6-2 Sr.; Shawn Newton F/C 6-1 Sr.; Johnathan White F/C 6-2 Sr.

ABOUT THE TIGERS: Aggressive, athletic team looking to push the pace on offense, led by their senior trio.

MASSAPEQUA CHIEFS

Last season: 10-12

Coach: Martin Voigt

KEY PLAYERS

Paul Buonaguro G 6-1 Jr.; James Dulligan G 6-0 Sr.; Nick Schneidler G 5-9 Sr.; Logan Tucker G5-9 Jr.

ABOUT THE CHIEFS: Inexperienced lineup, will rely on Schneidler, who averaged 13 points, three rebounds and three assists per game.

OCEANSIDE SAILORS

Last season: 13-8

Coach: Joe Supple

KEY PLAYERS

Ralph Amitrano G 6-0 Jr.; Cesar Cesario F 6-5 Jr.; Dimitri Garrett F 6-1 Jr.; Matt McCabe G 6-2 Soph.; Brian Pod F 6-1 Sr.

ABOUT THE SAILORS: Returns Pod and Amitrano off a season reaching the quarterfinals, with Pod averaging 8.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game and Amitrano adding 5.2 points and 3.2 assists per game.

SYOSSET BRAVES

Last season: 13-6

Coach: Greg Cardona

KEY PLAYERS

Rob Berland F 6-3 Sr.; Andrew Bonapace G 5-11 Sr.; Robert Kula G/F 6-2 Sr.; Andrew Newman F 6-0 Sr.; Cyriac Puthussery G 5-9 Soph.

ABOUT THE BRAVES: A strong defensive team, Syosset returns Kula, who averaged 11 points per game.

UNIONDALE KNIGHTS

Last season: 21-2

Coach: Tom Diana

KEY PLAYERS

Justin Evelyn G 5-10 Sr.; Raymond Foster F 6-4 Sr.; Rolando Meyers-Turner G 5-9 Sr.; Jawuan Shuford F 6-2 Jr.; Latrell Williams G 6-0 Sr.

ABOUT THE KNIGHTS: The defending Nassau AA champions feature Meyers-Turner, who averaged 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals per game. Team will rely on great depth in search for another county title.

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