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Nassau Players to Watch

Here's a list of 10 players who've been impressing so far this season from Nassau. It's listed in alphabetical order...

Paris Abrams, Westbury, Sr. -- The 6-2 guard has led Westbury (4-3) in scoring four times and is averaging 18 points per game for one of the Class A favorites. He had a game-high 23 Tuesday in a 74-71 overtime loss to Elmont.

Bolade Akingboye, Uniondale, Sr. -- Along with Goey Charles, an all-around threat for Class AA-leading Uniondale. The 6-4 Akingboye led the team with 12 rebounds in a win against Farmingdale and in points with 21 against Valley Stream Central.

Goey Charles, Uniondale, Sr. -- Similar to Akingboye is his all-around ability, the 6-5 Charles scored 26 points in the Farmingdale win, 17 in a loss to Brentwood and led the team with 15 rebounds in a victory over Copiague.

Dominique Aberdeen, Baldwin, Sr. -- The first-year starter for Baldwin (5-2) has had two 20-plus point games already. He’s among several talented players for the Bruins.

Jamel Flash, West Hempstead, Sr. -- The 6-11 center is a presence on offense and defense. He’s averaging double-digit points and regularly sees double and triple teams.

Mike Florin, Long Island Lutheran, Jr. -- The first-year starting point guard is tough and talented. Can get to the basket and shoot the three, like most of the Crusaders lineup can as well.

Gene Garay, Oceanside, Sr. -- The Sailors are off to a 7-1 start with Garay running the point. In a meeting of the top teams in Conference AA-II on Monday, Garay had 25 points as Oceanside defeated Massapequa, 69-63 in overtime.

Chauvaughn Lewis, St. Mary’s, Jr. -- Lewis is averaging around 16 points for St. Mary’s (7-4). He had 23 in an early-season win over Uniondale.

Leon Taylor, South Side, Sr. -- The 5-11 senior combo guard had 26 points Tuesday in a win over Hewlett and in the game before vs. Farmingdale had 24 points, 12 rebounds, and added four blocks, too.

Achraf Yacoubou, Long Island Lutheran, Jr. -- The 6-5 Villanova commit is averaging about 18 points per game for Long Island Lutheran (8-2).

Also watching: Mike Bonomo (Oceanside), Ashanti DePass (Baldwin), Kevin Hargrove (Chaminade), Donte Howell (Baldwin), Shamoy McIntosh (Floral Park), Terrance Murchie (Carey), Tom Morgan (Chaminade), Dean Walker (Elmont), Isaiah Watson (Elmont).

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