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Suffolk III boys basketball team-by-team outlook

Bellport's Jarell White goes up for the layup

Bellport's Jarell White goes up for the layup against De'Shawn Todman of Deer Park during a Suffolk league IV basketball game in Deer Park on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Photo Credit: Peter Frutkoff

BELLPORT CLIPPERS

Last season: 20-2

Coach: Peter Grossi

KEY PLAYERS

Devon Balfour G 6-1 Sr.; Donald Henderson C 6-3 Sr.; Jaylen Trent G 5-9 Jr.; Carter Vandekieft C 6-4 Jr.; Jarell White G/F 6-4 Sr.

ABOUT THE CLIPPERS: White could become the first player in school history to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, Grossi said. White averaged 25.1 points and 12.6 rebounds.

CENTEREACH COUGARS

Last season: 5-15

Coach: Ed Miller

KEY PLAYERS

Stephen Cartolano G 5-5 Sr.; Zach Cogliati G 5-5 Sr.; Ryan DeCoursey G 6-0 Sr.; Matt Robbert F6-2 Jr.; Josh Washington F 6-3 Sr.

ABOUT THE COUGARS: DeCoursey averaged 14 points and eight assists, Robbert, who averaged 11 points and eight.

COMSEWOGUE WARRIORS

Last season: 10-10

Coach: Joel Sutherland

KEY PLAYERS

Aleks Djordjevic F/C 6-2 Sr.; Liam Gray G 6-0 Soph.; Milan Johnson G 5-11 Soph.; Jaden Martinez G/F 6-0 Jr.; Michael McGuire G 5-11 Jr.

ABOUT THE WARRIORS: Johnson and Martinez will lead playoff push.

DEER PARK FALCONS

Last season: 20-3

Coach: John McCaffrey

KEY PLAYERS

Malik Edmead G 5-10 Jr.; D’Andre Edwards G 5-8 Soph.; Freddy Gomez F 6-0 Sr.; Shane Hewlette F 6-3 Jr.; Jordan Rios G6-1 Jr.

ABOUT THE FALCONS: Edmead is receiving Division I interest after averaging 21.7 points per game.

HUNTINGTON BLUE DEVILS

Last season: 7-13

Coach: Brian Carey

KEY PLAYERS

Ian Ardell C/F 6-6 Sr.; Dan Danziger G/F 6-3 Jr.; Matt Girimonti G/F 6-3 Jr.; Max Rentsch G 6-0 Fr.; Chad Rowe G 6-0 Soph.

ABOUT THE BLUE DEVILS: Will rely on Ardell’s size and presence in middle.

NEWFIELD WOLVERINES

Last season: 7-14

Coach: Anthony Agostino

KEY PLAYERS

Colin Cassara G 5-10 Jr.; Chandler Giovinco F 6-3 Sr.; Ziggy Hoe G 6-0 Soph.; Devin Ward G 5-9 Jr.

ABOUT THE WOLVERINES: Led by Cassara, who averaged 10 ppg.

NORTH BABYLON BULLDOGS

Last season: 9-11

Coach: Brendan McCaffrey

KEY PLAYERS

Kevin Blanchet G/F 6-0 Jr.; Bradley Celestin G/F 6-1 Sr.; Dylan Diaz G 5-10 Jr.; Kareem O’Brian G/F 6-1 Jr.; Frank Toney G 6-0 Sr.

ABOUT THE BULLDOGS: Led by Toney, who averaged 13 points and four assists, and Diaz, who averaged 15 points and five assists.

SMITHTOWN EAST BULLS

Last season: 4-13

Coach: Al Chandler

KEY PLAYERS

Jared Borner C 6-5 Jr.; Zach Chandler G 5-9 Jr.; James Peters G 6-1 Sr.; Jack Sanderson G 5-10 Sr.; Marcin Termena G 6-3 Sr.

ABOUT THE BULLS: Plays fast-paced style with athletic guards.

WEST ISLIP LIONS

Last season: 7-13

Coach: Tom Cross

KEY PLAYERS

Will Byrne G 5-10 Jr.; Pat Cunningham G 6-1 Sr.; Mark Regan F 6-3 Jr.; Kevin Rion F 6-2 Soph.; Matt Walsh G 6-0 Sr.

ABOUT THE LIONS: Entire starting lineup returns.

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