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Park School graduate Noah Hutchins isn’t just heading to prep school for the coming season. The Allen Wilson Buffalo News Boys Basketball Player of the Year intends to play for defending national champion IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Hutchins, a four-year starter who led Park to the 2018 state federation crown as overall champion of New York, averaged 20.6 points, …

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Buffalo News boys basketball polls Brackets indicate a first-place votes *–Indicates tie in voting Large schools Rank School (Class) Record Points       LW 1 Park [9]      25-3 90          1 2 Niagara Falls (AA)            21-4   78       3 3 Lewiston-Porter (A2)     21-4   66       2 4 Williamsville North (AA)           20-3   53       5 5 Canis…

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By Jim Hague Special to The News NEW YORK –Saturday’s game against Monsignor Farrell was for the New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association Class A championship, but for Park School senior guard Noah Hutchins, the contest meant a heck of a lot more. Hutchins was playing in front of his grandmother, uncle and cousins who all live in Monticello, about an…

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With star point guard Noah Hutchins nursing an injured foot back to full strength, his Park School teammates proved they could hold up against a strong local challenge without him. The News’ No. 1-ranked large school stifled fifth-ranked St. Francis in a 47-34 victory on Thursday night in Athol Springs. Park parlayed a methodical offensive approach with disciplined defens…

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The Park School, the defending Class A state Federation champions, opens the season ranked No. 1 in Class A by the New York State Sportswriters Association. The group announced its first rankings of 2018-19 on Tuesday. Park is among four area schools in the Class A top 25. St. Francis is ranked No. 11, Canisius at No. 18 and Lewiston-Porter at No. 21. In Class AA,…

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Park School rode the towers of three and perhaps the best backcourt in the area to championship glory last season. It was expected that the underclassmen core would return with the mission of completing a New York State Federation Tournament Class A championship repeat. Then the offseason happened. Three pivotal players to Park’s run transferred to prep schools, incl…

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John Orogun, a 6-foot-11 rising junior, has transferred from the Park School to New Jersey basketball power St. Benedict's, he confirmed to the News on Wednesday. "After sitting down with my family, we felt that this would be a huge opportunity to play basketball on a higher national level while getting a high-quality education," he said. "I had many schools to choose f…

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The offers are pouring in for Park School sophomore big man John Orogun. The 6-foot-10 lad who is originally from Lagos, Nigeria, received three offers Tuesday. They came from Oklahoma, UMass and Robert Morris – per the verbalcommits.com website. Prior to Tuesday, Orogun also received offers from University at Buffalo, Bryant University and Stony Brook. Orogun was on…

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Park School's boys' basketball team is the third recipient of the Al Guarnieri Memorial Trophy – the Butler Mitchell Alumni Association's Annual Athletic Excellence Award. The Pioneers won the state Catholic and Federation Class A championships during the winter season. Park received the trophy from the Butler Mitchell Alumni Association during a luncheon earlier this m…

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Daniel Scott of Park School, a junior guard, has received an offer from Kent State of the Mid-American Conference, according to verbalcommits.com and various Tweets on social media. Scott, a fourth-team All-Western New York pick last year, can shoot the three and is a leaper who can throw down dunks in transition. Kent is the third offer he's received, according to t…

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Rich Jacob has coached at the college level most of his career but like most lifers in the profession, it started at the high school level. He's returning to the level where it began years ago as the 58-year-old has been hired as boys basketball coach at Park School, according to athletic director Marcus Hutchins. Jacob, a native of Niagara Falls and a Bishop Duffy (…

Take a seat - literally - during a unique fundraiser for O'Connell & Company on Wednesday in Park School of Buffalo. A variety of painted seats of all kinds - chairs, stools, benches - as well as seat-theme works of art including jewelry and sculpture will be available for bidding during a silent and live auction at "Take a Seat!" The event also will feature live ente…

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