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You make the call on the 2016 All-WNY boys basketball team

Here is our list of players under consideration for the 2016 All-Western New York boys basketball teams (the girls list is here).

This has already been sent to area coaches and others who regularly follow boys basketball. If you are a coach and haven't received this list from me for one reason or another, feel free to use this one and email me your thoughts at or on Twitter @miggyrod33.

Everyone can use the comments section below, tweet to @bufnewspreptalk or @miggyrod33 or email with your picks.

As you can see, there are a lot of names on this list. For the most part, everyone who has been named a first-team or second-team selection in a given league is listed. In addition, players who were picked as the league player of the year are designated with a "PoY" by their names. A couple of leagues I only have first teamers so I just listed them. I also have not received Charter Schools' list.

Any league list we haven't received can be sent to me or

For our All-Western New York teams, we attempt to pick the 20 best players who had the best seasons. There is plenty of grey area and room for interpretation in that description, and that's on purpose. That's the way we like it. There really can be countless factors discussed when it comes to determining the All-WNY team. In fact, the arguments already have started.

Our top 20 players are divided into four five-member teams: First team, second team, third team, fourth team. We then pick around 35-40 honorable mentions. That might sound like a lot of spots to fill. But print this list out, start circling names, then add them up (that's what we do): You'll see how things get very difficult.

Some teams have several names listed -- it might be because they might all be worthy top 20 candidates, because those teams went deep into the postseason and had many contributors, because those teams are deep and it is tough to determine which is a team's second- or third- best player for honorable mention reasons. Like we said, we err on the side of having too many names. It's a difficult process to pick up the area's very best players, but it can be fun too.

Here's the list:


McKinley: Shaquan Jones 12 (Div. I POY), Avius Outlaw 12, Keyon Johnson 12, Kesean Fisher 12

Middle Early College: Joseph Staton 12, Gary Foster 12, Brian Johnson 12

South Park: Shakur Harris 11, Tyree Brown 12

Burgard: Isaiah Jamison 12

East: Willard Anderson 10

Olmsted: Brandon Roach 12 (Div. II co-POY), Master Radford 10

I-Prep: Davon Gant 12 (Div. II co-POY), William Turner 12

Emerson: Jason Dowell 12, Justin Acker 12

MST Seneca: Dominic Prince 11


Canisius: Stafford Trueheart 12 (POY, First 2015, Third 2014), Will Atkinson 12, Justin Jones 12 (HM 2015), Madut Ayiy 12 (HM 2015)

Park: Kyle Harris 12 (HM 2015), Jordan Nwora 12 (First 2015)

St. Joe's: Naseer Jackson 12

Bishop Timon/St. Jude: Quinton Lamar 12, Will Lamar 11

Archbishop Walsh: Christian Churakos 12, Tavien Kemp 11

Cardinal O'Hara: Charles Debose 12

Niagara Catholic: Elijah Griggs 12

Nichols: William Johnson 11


Williamsville North: Maceo Jack 12 (co-POY, HM 2015), Sean Hill 12, Anthony Maniscalco

Jamestown: James Rojas 11 (co-POY), Zach Kinsey, Luke Kindberg

Lancaster: Alex Konst 12, Joe Powers, Alex Damiani

Clarence: Adam Southern

Orchard Park: Dan Freiliecher, Phil Marks


Williamsville South: Greg Dolan 10 (POY, ECIC POY, Fourth 2015), Graham Dolan 12, Myles Hall 12

Starpoint: Christian Nodine 12, Brock Kroening 12, Ben Walters 12

Hamburg: Ryan Dils 12, Brendan Ryan 12

West Seneca East: Ed Radka 12, Dan Picciano 12

Williamsville East: Alex Pieri 12

Lake Shore: AJ Bergum 12


Cheektowaga: Dominick Welch 11 (Second 2015, co-POY), Stephan Parker

Amherst: TC Brown 12, Amadi Ikpeze 12, Nathan Woldu, Nick Foster

East Aurora: Noah Thompson 12, Nick Montgomery, Josh Denz

Maryvale: Ray Blackwell

Depew: Chad Biersbach

Springville: Kyle Warner


Cleveland Hill: Ramah Lassiter 12 (POY), Daytwon Burney, Rodney White

Alden: Jordan Stockweather 12

Tonawanda: Cody Diaz 12

Alden: Christian Snell 10

JFK: Kenai Jordan 12

Lackawanna: Carlton Threeths 10, London Smith 10

Holland: AJ Perlino 12

Eden: Andy Bialy 11


Lew-Port: Jernard Jackson

Niagara Falls: Qeyion Williams, Breon Harris

Kenmore West: Terrell Ford

Niagara-Wheatfield: Nathan Nielsen


Roy-Hart: Andy Xapsos 12

Medina: Jalin Cooper 10, Tyler Ames 12

Barker: Nate Luckman 12

Wilson: Ryan Bradley 10, Alex Fox 12

Newfane: Chad Gilson 12, Max Weber 10, Kyle DeVoogal 10

Albion: Tommy Mattison 11


Allegany-Limestone: Cole Davis, 12, Bailey Higby 12

Gowanda: Nate Brawdy 10; Carter Benton 12

Randolph: Mason Bosley, 12, Jarrett Lecceadone, 11

Silver Creek: Trevon Thompson, 12; Chase Scanlon 10, Jake Lewis 12

Portville: Nick Stein 11, Sean Harris 12

Salamanca: Zeus Enriquez, 11, Tate Reynolds 12


Ellicottville: Elliot Bowen, 10 (POY), Justin Summers 12, Griffin Chudy 10, Austin Grinols 10

Franklinville: Sam Erickson 10, Dawson Bielecki 12, Isaac Kopp 10

Pine Valley: Dylan Chase 11, Kilian Abers 12

Forestville: Jackson Egan 12, Kalvin Stanbro 11

North Collins: Zach Schroeder 11


Olean: Ben Eckstrom 11, Jake Cavana 12, Elijah Ramadhan 12 (POY), Monty Shoemaker 11

Fredonia: Patrick Moore 12, Jarod Burmaster 12, Eric Swoyer 12

Chautauqua Lake: Devin Pope 10, Carter Davidson 12

Dunkirk: Rashad Brown 12

Southwestern: Ben Burk 12


Sherman: Chris Robson (POY) 11, Jared Gleason 10

Frewsburg: Cordell O’Brien 11, Matt Hair 12, Kole Brink

Panama: Josh Eddy 12; Jack Payne 12; Josh Odell 12, Chris Blose 12

Clymer: Adam Honey 12

Brocton: Aaron Riforgiato 12

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