Here is News Sports Columnist Bob DiCesare's all-1980s team, put together after discussions not only among The News staff but other local basketball gurus. His story is in today's paper.
It consists of the best first-teamers of the era (1980-1981 to 1989-1990).
Check this previous post for a complete list of the first-teamers from the 1980s, as well as readers' comments about who should be on the team.
The years listed are the seasons that the player made first team.
Curtis Aiken, Bennett 1981-82, 82-83
Gary Bossert, Kenmore West 1981-82, 82-83
Ritchie Campbell, Burgard 1988-89, 89-90
Christian Laettner, Nichols 1986-87, 87-88
Keith Robinson, Gr. Cleveland 1984-85, 85-86
Ray Hall, McKinley 1979-80, 80-81
Tony Kelly, Lackawanna 1979-80, 80-81, 81-82
Lester Rowe, Lafayette 1980-81
Rick Torgalski, Nichols 1985-86, 86-87
Marcus Whitfield, Burgard 1987-88, 88-89
James Clinton, South Park 1981-82
Bryan Randall, Sweet Home 1983-84
Cliff Robinson, Riverside 1984-85
Trevor Ruffin, Bennett 1987-88
Jeff Taggart, Lackawanna 1984-85
Barry Fordham, Sweet Home 1982-83
Willie Haynes, Lockport 1984-85
Adrian Mitchell, Emerson 1980-81
Ray Salters, South Park 1982-83
Ron Torgalski, Nichols 1984-85