Share this article

print logo

All-WNY 1980s team: How'd we do?

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

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.

Here's our posts on our all-1990s team and our all-2000s team. Also take a look at posts discussing earlier eras (1960s, 1970s) as well as who should make the all-time All-WNY team.

The years listed are the seasons that the player made first team. 

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

Second team
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

Third team
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

Fourth team
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

---Keith McShea

There are no comments - be the first to comment