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Nassau B/D boys basketball team-by-team outlook

Khalil Williams #24 of Oyster Bay drives to

Khalil Williams #24 of Oyster Bay drives to the net during the Nassau County varsity boys basketball Class B semifinals against Carle Place at Farmingdale State College on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Oyster Bay won by a score of 68-52. Credit: James Escher

ACADEMY CHARTER PANTHERS

Last season: No varsity team

Coach: Gordon James

KEY PLAYERS

Jarrett Digle G 5-10 8th; Justin Faulkner F 6-0 Jr.; Dimitri Martin G 5-8 Jr.; Rayne Shim F 6-0 Jr.; John Tinch G 6-0 Jr.

ABOUT THE PANTHERS: Will rely on the junior class for the first varsity team in program history.

CARLE PLACE FROGS

Last season: 2-16

Coach: John Cantwell

KEY PLAYERS

Julian Alfaro G 6-0 Sr.; Ben Armstrong G 5-10 Sr.; Marc Chiappone G 6-0 Sr.; Joe Cola C 6-1 Sr.

ABOUT THE FROGS: Quick, young team that will rely on its seniors to set the tone.

COLD SPRING HARBOR SEAHAWKS

Last season: 14-6

Coach: Jason Mercurio

KEY PLAYERS

Aidan Adomaites F 6-5 Sr.; Kip Dallaris G 6-2 Soph.; Tommy Milana G 5-10 Sr.; Nick Suter F 6-3 Sr.; Jack Vavassis F 6-2 Sr.

ABOUT THE SEAHAWKS: Returns an experienced team, led by Vavassis, Milana and Adomaites.

EAST ROCKAWAY ROCKS

Last season: 7-12

Coach: Paul Collins

KEY PLAYERS

Stefano Cilluffo G 5-9 Sr.; Franklin Infante G 5-7 Soph.; Chris Levins G 5-11 Sr.; Edward McCann F 6-1 Sr.

ABOUT THE ROCKS: Returns Levins and Cilluffo, who averaged 13 and eight points per game, respectively.

MALVERNE MULES

Last season: 17-6

Coach: Darrol Lopez

KEY PLAYERS

Jovani Duran C/F 6-2 Sr.; Elliot Edwards G 6-1 Sr.; Donovan Ishmael C/F 6-2 Sr.; Jayden Seraphin G 6-1 Jr.; Michael Warren Jr. G 5-11 Soph.

ABOUT THE MULES: The defending Nassau B champions return Warren Jr. and Ishmael, who averaged 9.5 points and six assists per game and 7.5 points and 7.9 assists, respectively.

OYSTER BAY BAYMEN

Last season: 18-3

Coach: Brian Boyle

KEY PLAYERS

Joe Deblasio G 5-8 Sr.; Thomas Fletcher F 6-1 Sr.; Yahve Jean-Baptiste G 6-1 Sr.; Jack Rispoli C 6-5 Jr.; Khalil Williams F 6-5 Sr.

ABOUT THE BAYMEN: Aggressive trapping defense and up-tempo offense, led by Williams, who averaged 12 points and 11 rebounds per game.

WHEATLEY WILDCATS

Last season: 3-17

Coach: Jim Curcio

KEY PLAYERS

Alec Barres G/F 6-3 Sr.; Evan Eberlein C 6-3 Sr.; Anthony Giunta C 6-4 Sr.; Jason Koty 5-11 G Jr.; Andrew Sivin G 5-9 Sr.

ABOUT THE WILDCATS: Good size down low and guard play, led by Barres, who averaged 13.3 points per game.

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