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You make the call on the all-time All-WNY hoops team

Today we announced that we're selecting a 50th anniversary All-Western New York basketball team. Now it's your turn to let us know what you think.

The News will look back at All-Western New York basketball through the reporters who helped pick the teams: myself, Allen Wilson, Mike Harrington, Mark Gaughan and Bob DiCesare, among others. We'll also be checking in with coaches and contemporaries of various eras to come up with the best of the best -- based on players' high school careers.

As we look back, we'll be selecting all-decade teams over the next five Saturdays -- check out separate posts on each era: 1960s, 1970s1980s, 1990s and 2000s.

By the time the playoffs are being held at Buffalo State, we'll publish our 50th anniversary team.

So help us out by trying to pick your own team. Check out the complete All-WNY roster of first teamers from 1958-59 to 2007-08 and come up with a first, second, third and fourth team, just like we do every season.

And yes, just five players per team. And no, of course we don't think it was going to be easy.

We want to hear from current and former coaches and players as well as high school basketball fans from Albion to Wilson and everywhere in between -- or anywhere else in the world Western New Yorkers have ended up. Let us know what you think as we try and make one tough shot.

Who are your top five -- or top 20 -- and why?

---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.

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