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You make the call on 2009 All-WNY boys basketball

So you want to try and pick a 2009 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.

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.

Here's the list:

YALE CUP
East - Dallas Gary 12 (SMALL SCHOOL LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR), Domonique Jackson 11, Henry Mingo 12
McKinley - Mansa Habeeb 12 (08 FIRST TEAM, LARGE SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR), Kevin Chillis 12, Terri Lowe 12, Shaquille Holman 12, Nicyle Holman 12, C.J. Hunter 12
Riverside - Isaiah Jefferson 11, Sheldon Brown 12, Ira Watkins 12
Middle College - Justin Stokes 11, Darale Young 11, Davon Alexander 10
Lafayette - Steve Hall 12
Grover Cleveland - Kenyon Edwards 12, Chris Holland 10
City Honors - Clark Tritto 11
Seneca - Eric Hall 11
Hutch-Tech - Justin Hawkins 12, Dejon Moore 12, Wayne Williams 12, Kenny Bulls 12
South Park - Roman Brown 12
Bennett - D.J. Stuckey 12
Burgard - Rafiq Barnes 12, Keon Paris 10
Emerson - Tishir Allen 11

MONSIGNOR MARTIN ASSOCIATION (no player of the year selected, fyi)
Nichols - Will Regan 11 (08 FIRST TEAM), Ronald Canestro 11 (08 FOURTH TEAM), Andrew MacKinnon 11
Canisius - Blair Helton 11, Sean Brady 12
St. Joe's - Kyle Wojciechowski 11, Matthew Dyrek 11
St. Mary's - Vince Kazmierczak 11, Dan McFarland 12
Timon/St. Jude - Justin Mitchell 12
St. Francis - Delano Fabor 12
Cardinal O'Hara - Reginald Martin 12
Niagara Catholic - Lorenzo Joseph 11

ECIC I
Jamestown - Carlos Rivera 11 (08 HM), Ben Cecchini 12
Frontier - Jason Norsen 12 (08 THIRD TEAM), Mike Grundtisch 12
Clarence - David Hill 10
Orchard Park - Tom Comfort 12, Troy Nowak 11, Kyle Perla 12
Williamsville North - Alex Barth 12 (OVERALL ECIC PLAYER OF THE YEAR, LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR), Stephen Barth 12, Jerome Fields 12, Mark Balsom 12

ECIC II
Sweet Home - Keron Briggs 11 (LEAGUE CO-PLAYER OF THE YEAR), Donald Watkins 12, D.J. Nettles 11
Williamsville South - Mark Coppola 11 (LEAGUE CO-PLAYER OF THE YEAR, 08 HM), Phil Stasiak 10, Joe Licata 10
Williamsville East - Mark Rutecki 12
Lake Shore - Erik Marx 11, Sean Bellomo 11
               
ECIC III
Depew - Anthony Battaglia 12, Tyler Stevens 12, Jacob Maryniewski 11, Zach Zmich 12
Maryvale - Brooks Estarfaa 12, Andre Davis 11, Bryce Shepard 11
Pioneer - Lucas Haskell 12 (LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR, 08 HM), Mike Malicki 12
East Aurora - Thad Wier 12, Stan Wier 9, Isaac Allen 12, Ryan Sweet 12
Cheektowaga - Damond Rainey 12

ECIC IV
Lackawanna - Darren Cleveland 12 (LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR, 08 HM), Dondre Alexander 10, Dwayne Bennett 12, Dwight Barber 12
Alden - Christian Barczykowski 11, Matt Schwartz 11, Will Peel 12
Holland - Pat McNerney 12
Cleveland Hill - Curtis Hairston 12

NIAGARA FRONTIER LEAGUE (no player of the year selected, fyi)
Niagara Falls - Kelvin Agee 12 (08 THIRD TEAM), Davon Marshall 11, Mike Crumpton 12, Kenny Stokes 10, Jordon Street 10, Wayne Ollison 12, C.J. Cox 11
Kenmore West - Scott Grandits 12
Grand Island - Jonas Stalyga 11, Greg Feathers 12, Alex Neutz 12
North Tonawanda - Aaron Davis 11 (08 HM)
Lew-Port - Rob Seyler 12 (08 HM)
Niagara-Wheatfield - Carl Graff 12
               
NIAGARA-ORLEANS (no player of the year selected, fyi)
Newfane - Adam Bailey 12
Akron - J.C. Tretter 12 (08 HM), Trevor Short 11, Alec Short 11
Wilson - Ethan Baker 11 (08 HM), Brennan Moxham 10
Medina - Levi Pace 11, Nick Peterson 12
Albion - Russell Craft 11
Barker - Ray Paul 12

CCAA I
Olean - Joe Palumbo 11, Ryan Carney 11, Alex Moore 11, James Chatmon 12
Fredonia - Cody Eichelberger 12, Richard Swanson 12
Allegany-Limestone - Matt Domboski 12, Marcus Aiello 11
Gowanda - Aaron Benton 12
Dunkirk - Robert Nalepa 12
Southwestern - Brock Thomas 12 (LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR), Levi Bursch 11

CCAA II
Randolph - Chris Erdmann 12 (EAST LEAGUE MVP), Ashton Brown 12
Westfield - Marcus Cuevas 12 (WEST LEAGUE MVP), Mike Bova 10
Cassadaga Valley - Barry Mason 11
Frewsburg - Joe Bowman 11

CCAA III
Maple Grove - Chris Secky 11 (08 SECOND TEAM, WEST LEAGUE MVP), Joe Caporale 12, Dan Rivas 12
West Valley - Jeff Engels (EAST LEAGUE MVP)

IAC
St. Mary's School for the Deaf - Michael Lumley 12

Independents
Maritime Charter - Stephen Cordova 12, Kilfoni Williams 11

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 a good amount 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 later this month.

Here's a link to last year's post (and, of course, the comments) that preceding the selection of the 2008 team.

---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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