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Live chat (April 11): All-WNY basketball breakdown: tweets, video chat, Power 10, the mythical fifth team, honorable mentions & banquet

We'll start with a video chat tonight for what is traditionally one of the most interesting chats of the year -- the post-All-Western New York basketball wrapup. Lauren Mariacher and I will field questions before I continue with the traditional chat.

As always, anything in the world of high school sports -- or our coverage of it -- is up for discussion. But we certainly look forward to fielding questions regarding this year's All-WNY process, from picking the teams to picking the location for our special photo shoot. Other topics might include the final polls or Monday's debut of the Prep Talk/BCANY Awards banquet.

We'll also respond to some comments that have been made on buffalonews.com as well as some All-WNY talk on Twitter. We only ask that any questions regarding players are respectful; you can ask why one player made it over another, or why you think one player should have made it over another, but there is a respectful way to do that. 

I promise I'll get to your question or comment -- but please be patient. It can get busy fielding all of the questions and I can only answer one at a time. And PLEASE don't enter your question/comment multiple times -- that only makes things more hectic.

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Last week's chat was April 4 (pre-All-WNY hoops).

Our previous winter chats: March 29 (post-Fed hoops), March 22 (pre-Federation), March 14 (NYSPHSAA should be benched), March 7 (pre-Far West Regionals), Feb. 22 (Prequarterfinal Wednesday), Feb. 15 (starting with Ken West at Ken East), Feb. 8 (scorekeepers), Feb. 1 (twitter smh column & football signing day), Jan. 25 (pre-Canisius-Joe's), Jan. 18 (2012 video debut), Jan. 11 (2012 debut/Aquinas-Kearney viewing), Dec. 14 (from the MMA-ECIC Challenge), All-WNY football talk (Dec. 7 w/video); our first was Nov. 30 (live from the Pastor-Cooper Showcase tipoff).

Our chats of the 2011 fall season: Nov. 16Nov. 9Nov. 2Oct. 26Oct. 19Oct. 12Oct. 5Sept. 28Sept. 21 (our video chat debut)Sept. 14Sept. 7 and our preseason chat (Aug. 31), which also includes links to all of of the chats from 2010-11.

As always, if you have a question but you won't be able to make the chat, post one in the comments section here, email me, Tweet it or post it on Facebook and I'll do my best to address it.

---Keith McShea

buffalonews.com/high-schools     facebook.com/preptalkblog     twitter.com/bufnewspreptalk

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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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