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Suffolk VII boys basketball team-by-team outlook

Ahkee Anderson of Greenport during the Suffolk non-league

Ahkee Anderson of Greenport during the Suffolk non-league boys basketball game played at St. Anthony's on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Photo Credit: Peter Frutkoff

BRIDGEHAMPTON KILLER BEES

Last season: 14-7

Coach: Ronald White

KEY PLAYERS

Jonathan DeGroot F 6-2 Sr.; J.P. Harding F 6-0 Sr.; William Walker F 6-0 Jr.; Nae’jon Ward G 5-8 Jr.; Elijah White G 6-1 Jr.

ABOUT THE KILLER BEES: With a strong finish to the season, Bridgehampton reached the Class D Southeast regional final, and returns White, who averaged 14.3 points per game.

GREENPORT PORTERS

Last season: 22-4

Coach: Ev Corwin

KEY PLAYERS

Ahkee Anderson G 5-11 Jr.; Reece Costello F 6-3 Sr.; Tyrus Smiley F 6-3 Sr.; Jaxan Swann G 5-10 Sr.; Julian Swann C 6-4 Sr.

ABOUT THE PORTERS: Returning much of the production from last season’s team which won the Long Island Class C championship, Greenport looks poised for another deep postseason run, led by Anderson.

PIERSON WHALERS

Last season: 11-10

Coach: Hank Katz

KEY PLAYERS

Henry Brooks G 5-9 Soph.; Habtamu Coulter F 6-2 Soph.; Harry Cowen F 6-2 Jr.; Nick Egbert G 5-9 Jr.; Cooper Schiavoni G 5-10 Sr.

ABOUT THE WHALERS: A balanced attack returns Brooks and Schiavoni leading the way at guard.

THE ROSS SCHOOL

Last season: 1-15

Coach: Nygel Roach

KEY PLAYERS

Theo Geiger G 6-1 Soph.; Haoran Li G 6-1 Sr.; James Meng G/F 6-2 Jr.; Orlando Narrizano C 6-4 Jr.; Alex Saunders G 6-0 Sr.

ABOUT ROSS: With an emphasis on defense, Ross looks to mix its youth and experience for a strong season.

SHELTER ISLAND INDIANS

Last season: 3-19

Coach: Jay Card Jr.

KEY PLAYERS

Dan Martin G 5-10 Jr.; Lucas Quigley-Dunning F 6-1 Jr.; Walter Richards F 6-1 Jr.; Erik Thilberg F 6-0 Sr.; Nick Young F 6-1 Sr.

ABOUT THE INDIANS: Young team, looking to improve.

SMITHTOWN CHRISTIAN KNIGHTS

Last season: 2-14

Coach: Daniel Skaritka

KEY PLAYERS

Steph Cange F 6-1 Sr.; Gabe Gibson G 6-0 Jr.; John Jiang F 6-1 Sr.; Josh Magnum G 5-8 Soph.; Josh Rivers F 6-2 Jr.

ABOUT THE KNIGHTS: Looks to improve after not having a varsity team two years ago.

SOUTHOLD SETTLERS

Last season: 6-13

Coach: Lucas Grigonis

KEY PLAYERS

Nick Grathwohl G 6-0 Jr.; Steven Russell F 6-2 Jr. ; Nick Eckhardt F 6-0 Jr.; Cole Brigham G 5-11 Jr.; Max Kruszeski F 6-0 Sr.

ABOUT THE SETTLERS: After a strong finish to the season, Southold looks to a strong junior core for a postseason run, featuring Grathwohl and Russell.

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