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Welch heads local all-New York State basketball selection list

The All-New York State basketball teams for 2016-17 have been announced, and some of Western New York's top players received high marks.

In Class A, Dom Welch of Cheektowaga was a first-team selection. Welch was named the Allen Wilson Player of the Year as Western New York's best boys performer. He broke the career scoring record for Section VI, averaging more than 30 points per game last season.

Other local players joined Welch as first-teamers. Davonte Gaines of Health Science was picked in Class B, Willard Anderson of East and Devin Pope of Chautauqua Lake were selected in Class C, and Elliot Bowen of Ellicottvile was the choice in Class D.

Second-team choices included: Greg Dolan of Williamsville South (Class A), Nate Luckman of Barker (Class C), and Sam Erickson of Franklinville (Class D).

The other local selections were:

Team - Player and School (Class)
3rd - Davion Warren, Bishop Timon/St. Jude (A)
3rd - Tyron Lott, Health Sciences (B)
3rd - Tyler Hind, Randolph (C)
3rd - Cordell O'Brien, Frewsburg (C)
3rd - Chris Robson, Sherman (D)
4th - Shakur Harris, South Park (A)
5th - James Rojas, Jamestown (AA)
5th - Joe Jones, Park (A)
5th - Nick Montgomery, East Aurora (B)
6th - Bo Sireika, St. Francis (A)
6th - Jalin Cooper, Medina (B)
6th - Aaron Swan, Chautauqua Lake (C)
6th - Dylan Chase, Pine Valley (D)
7th - Isaac Kopp, Franklinville (D)
8th - Julian Cunningham, St. Francis (A)
8th - Justin Allen, East (C)
8th - Griffin Chudy, Ellicottville (D)
11th - Max Weber, Newfane (B)
12th - Trevor Book, North Tonawanda (A)
13th - Jayce Johnson, Canisius (A)
13th - Chad Biersbach, Depew (B)
13th - Christian Szablewski, St. Mary's (B)
14th - Tyler Aquilina, Kenmore West (AA)
14th - Marcellus Cooper, Amherst (A)

HM - Vito Fulciniti, Lancaster (AA)
HM - Tazaun Rose, Niagara Falls (AA)
HM - Monty Shoemaker, Olean (A)
HM - Joe Harrison, Bishop Timon/St. Jude (A)
HM - Noah Hutchins, Park (A)
HM - Dan Scott, Park (A)
HM - Robert Welch, St. Francis (A)
HM - Nate Brawdy, Gowanda (B)
HM - Darnell Butts, Dunkirk (B)
HM - Mason Goodridge, Springville (B)
HM - Will Johnson, Nichols (B)
HM - Justin Hemphill, Cardinal O'Hara (B)
HM - Jake Beaver, Randolph (C)
HM - Shakur Bridges, Oracle Charter (C)
HM - Zach Hemphill, Allegany-Limestone (C)
HM - Jarrett Lecceadone, Randolph (C)
HM - Darren Clark, Franklinville (D)
HM - Austin Grinois, Ellicottville (D)

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