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You make the call on All-WNY boys basketball

So you want to try and pick a 2008 All-Western New York boys basketball team?

Here's your chance.

Below is a semi-unscientific list of players under consideration for All-WNY honors, listed league-by-league. As you can see, we tried to err on the side of having too many names rather than too few. This list is our attempt to make sure we have left no stone unturned.

We pick the top 20 players divided into four five-member teams: First team, second team, third team, fourth team. We then pick around 30 honorable mentions. That sounds like a lot of spots to fill. But start going down the list and you'll see how things get very difficult.

YALE CUP
East - Jamal Webb 12 (07 THIRD team; small schools LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR), Damien Goodwin 12, Brandon Hall 12, Domonique Jackson 10
McKinley - Mansa Habeeb 11 (07 THIRD team), Tamere Shannon 12 (06 HM), Chandler Williams 12, Kevin Chillis 12
Riverside - Ajay Hopson 12, Eric Baylor 12, Justin Stokes 10, Isaiah Jefferson 10.
Lafayette - Jeff Curry 12, Charles Tubbins 12
Grover Cleveland - Anthony Greene 12 (07 THIRD team, large schools LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR), Tyshawn Edwards 12, Anthony Caba 12, Glen Lomax 12, Steve Means 12, Ernie Maddox 12, Chris Holland 9
City Honors - Abram Miller 12 (07 HM), Erik Prophet 12, Marcus Smith 11
Seneca - Brandon Collins 12, Ray Hargrove 12
Hutch-Tech - Khiry Ward, Justin Hawkins, Wayne Williams 11
Buffalo Arts - Tom Lee 12
South Park - Roman Brown 10, Tito Harris 12
Bennett - Jon Marsh 12

MONSIGNOR MARTIN ASSOCIATION (no player of the year selected, fyi)
Nichols - Will Regan 10 (07 HM), Ronald Canestro 10 (07 HM), Jim Regan 12, Matt Donahoe 12, Andrew MacKinnon 10
Canisius - Justin Young 12 (07 HM), Anthony Ragusa 12 (07 HM), Justin Volk 12
St. Joe's - Phil Scaffidi 12, Phil Maiarana 12, Matt Spitler 12
Niagara Catholic - Dyrell Dolson 12 (07 HM), A.J. Roberts 12 (07 HM), Jeremiah Jones 12
Cardinal O'Hara - James Ewing 12, Keron Briggs 10
Timon/St. Jude - Darale Young 10, Conor Kobis 11, Steve Bryant 12
St. Francis - John Schichtel 12

ECIC I
Jamestown - Marcus McAffee 12, Carlos Rivera 10
Orchard Park - Tom Comfort 11
Frontier - Jason Norsen 11 (overall ECIC PLAYER OF THE YEAR and LEAGUE MVP), Grant Wrap 11, Paul Hoffman 11, Jake Flaad 12
Clarence - Greg Stevens 12
Williamsville North - Alex Barth 11

ECIC II
Sweet Home - Ali Ramadan 12, Jamel Werts 12
Williamsville South - Mark Coppola 10
Hamburg - Blake McLimans 12 (LEAGUE MVP)
Williamsville East - Brian Wallden 12 (07 HM)
Lake Shore - Kyle DeNisco 12
               
ECIC III
Depew - Greg Osika 11 (LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR), Tyler Stevens 11
Maryvale - Brooks Estarfaa 11 (07 HM), Andre Davis 10 (07 HM)
Pioneer - Lucas Haskell 11, Mike Malicki 11
Cheektowaga - Donte Parker 12
Starpoint - Amir Billups 12
               
ECIC IV
Lackawanna - Darren Cleveland 11 (LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR), Alex Golda 12, Diondre Alexander 9
Holland - Bob Makin 12
East Aurora - Thad Wier 11, Sam Arnold 12

NFL
Niagara Falls - Rahshon Tabb 12 (07 SECOND team), Kelvin Agee 11, Eric Spanbauer 12, T.J. Crittenden 12, Mike Crumpton 11
Kenmore East - JR Brown, Anthony Johnson 12, Mike Doherty 11,
Kenmore West - Edvin Ramulic 12 (07 HM)
Grand Island - Greg Feathers 11, Jonas Stalyga 10
North Tonawanda - Aaron Davis 10
Lew-Port - Robbie Seyler 11
Lockport - Joe Croff 12
               
NIAGARA-ORLEANS (no player of the year selected, fyi)
Newfane - Dave Shuey 12, Trey Sherrie 12
Akron - J.C. Tretter 11
Wilson - Ethan Baker 10
Medina - Levi Pace 10
Albion - Mike Warren 12

CCIAC I
OIean - Sam Moore 12 (LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR), Jake Houseknecht 12, Joe Palumbo 10
Fredonia - Pat Mahany 12
Allegany-Limestone - Jake Woodarek 12, Matt Domboski 11
Gowanda - Aaron Benton 11
Dunkirk - Robert Nalepa 11
Southwestern - Brock Thomas 11

CCIAC II
Maple Grove - Chris Secky 10 (LEAGUE MVP), Tom Secky 12, Cam O'Neill 12, Brooks Lindblad 12
Randolph - Blake Morrison 12, Chris Erdmann 11
Salamanca - Jack O'Rourke 12, Derek LeBlanc 12
Silver Creek - Doogie VanArnam 12

CCIAC III
Pine Valley - Dalton Kashmer 12
Clymer - Jon Wade 12 (LEAGUE MVP)
Panama - Daniel Burns 12
Brocton - Marcus Kaiser 12, Zach Haas 12
Sherman - Josh Cole 12
Westfield - Marcus Cuevas 11

Cattaraugus III
West Valley - Mike Hogenmiller 12 (LEAGUE co-MVP), James Wangelin 12, Kyle Sutton 12
Walsh - Kevin O'Laughlin 11 (LEAGUE co-MVP)

Independent
Franklinville - Josh Brooks 12, Phil Wilber 12

If anyone thinks there's a player who is not listed who deserves legitimate consideration for the All-WNY team, just comment below and poof! He's under consideration.

And be sure to be RESPECTFUL of the players you are discussing. Thanks.

We've got plenty of time for some fun debating and discussion. The News' team, along with all the all-stars, the Player of the Year and the final polls, will be published in April.

---Keith McShea

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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

@KeithMcSheaBN | kmcshea@buffnews.com

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