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2018-19 Boys’ All-Star Teams

The All-Star teams are broken down by classifications (AA, A, B, C, & D) for this year’s players.  After covering a bunch of full games this season, and watching countless hours of film, I’ve seen many of the players listed below. For the player’s that I haven’t watched in person I’ve relied on contacts in Section 2, other online content/stats/reports, game film, and custom player rankings that I’ve created.

What I’ve tried to do for the custom computer-generated player rankings is create something that will take into account a player’s scoring, his team’s overall performance, and factor in the percentage of his points versus his team’s total point total. Point statistics were used from to compile those numbers. With limited other stats available online (rebounds, steals, assists, etc.) I feel this is the best way to construct the rankings as it factors in overall team performance too.

Past computer player rankings, created for Section 2, have been in line with the top players in the Section as well as players that have moved on to play at the next level. In other words, I trust them as an independent opinion differing from my eyes and other research. All 3 (eyes, rankings, research) are factored in when creating the teams below.

(Players that scored around 10% or more of their team’s total points were ranked and considered for the teams. Over 400+ players fit the criteria. I also know that I’ve left off really good players. I’ve done the best I could when comparing a player’s impact on their team and factoring in their overall team strength.)

Player of the Year

Joseph Girard III, Glens Falls

This year’s boys Player of the Year award goes to Joseph Girard III of Glens Falls. The Syracuse bound senior forward once again accumulated over 1,000 points this season and has scored over 4,500 for his career. He’s helped lead his team to a Section 2 title and the Indians are currently in the NYSPHSAA Final Four.


For each of the teams below the players are listed alphabetically by team. They aren’t ranked in any specific order for their specific set of 5 players. 6 teams for each Class AA & A. 7 teams for Class B, C, & D.

To view video clips of the players from our custom team/player highlight pages, go HERE. (Pick Division/League & team. Click on a player name on any clip and it will take you to their own page with their own custom link to share. Many of the players listed below have highlights in the system over the last three seasons.

All Star Teams

Class AA
Player 1st Team Class
Michael Ortale Bethlehem AA
Jordan King CBA AA
Aidan Holmes Saratoga Springs AA
Nate Chudy Saratoga Springs AA
Jake Reinisch Shenendehowa AA
Player 2nd Team Class
Drew Signor CBA AA
Aaron Satin Colonie AA
Kemore Johnson Green Tech AA
Will Fox Saratoga Springs AA
T.J. Sangare Shenendehowa AA
Player 3rd Team Class
Erik Salo Bethlehem AA
Marcus Shelton Colonie AA
Dylan Ouimette Columbia AA
Joshua Rodriguez Green Tech AA
Nick Benton Niskayuna AA
Player 4th Team Class
Michael Alamo-Benitez Albany AA
Peter O’Toole CBA AA
Alex Adams Columbia AA
Connor Cepiel La Salle AA
James Altenburger Shenendehowa AA
Player 5th Team Class
Tye-Rell Monroe Albany AA
Justin Barnes Bethlehem AA
Cooper Zwanka Columbia AA
Ryan Teaney Guilderland AA
Richie Quinn Niskayuna AA
Player 6th Team Class
Jake Laclair Bethlehem AA
Brendan Coyle Colonie AA
Michael Rogan Saratoga Springs AA
Kareem Sanders Schenectady AA
Trey Mariano Shaker AA
Class A
Player 1st Team Class
August Mahoney Albany Academy A
Andre Jackson Albany Academy A
Rob Brown Albany Academy A
Ozzy DeJesus Mekeel Christian Academy A
Nazaire Merritt Troy A
Player 2nd Team Class
Zach Price Averill Park A
Dante Bouchard Gloversville A
Joseph Rowback Gloversville A
Duncan Tallman Mohonasen A
Latyce Faison Troy A
Player 3rd Team Class
Keegan Zoller Ballston Spa A
Luke Alteri Ballston Spa A
Trevor Green Lansingburgh A
Isaiah Knight Lansingburgh A
Alex Barnhill Mekeel Christian Academy A
Player 4th Team Class
Jack Wyatt Burnt Hills A
Jackson Brown Catholic Central A
Chase Monroe Mohonasen A
Andrew LeMorta Scotia A
Lateef Johnson Troy A
Player 5th Team Class
Thomas Hacker Averill Park A
Avery Pascucci Averill Park A
Vinny Tario Lansingburgh A
Shawn Gillisslee Mohonasen A
Bryce Bleibtrey Queensbury A
Player 6th Team Class
Treylan Cortina Bishop Maginn A
Julien Deumaga Gloversville A
Matthew Chase Queensbury A
Kevin Amberger South Glens Falls A
Jon Maniacek South Glens Falls A
Class B
Player 1st Team Class
Justice Brantley Catskill B
Jackson Atty Fonda B
Joseph Girard III Glens Falls B
Shane O’Dell Schalmont B
Messiah Mallory Watervliet B
Player 2nd Team Class
Lavon Fernandez Hudson B
Matthew Boyle Johnstown B
LJ Randle Schalmont B
Derrick Beason Watervliet B
J.J. Chestnut Watervliet B
Player 3rd Team Class
Devon Haye Catskill B
Donovan Pacatte Cobleskill B
Trenton Girard Glens Falls B
Christian Pesano Ichabod Crane B
Nick Budesheim Schuylerville B
Player 4th Team Class
Nick Danahy Glens Falls B
Dayquan Griffin Hudson B
Nick Boyd Schalmont B
Stratton Sherman Schuylerville B
Khari Croley Watervliet B
Player 5th Team Class
Rodney Parker Bishop Gibbons B
Johnathan Beagle Hudson Falls B
Cayten Rutland Schuylerville B
Paul Harshbarger Schuylerville B
Joe Saia Voorheesville B
Player 6th Team Class
Noah Foster Bishop Gibbons B
Todd Williamson Bishop Gibbons B
Louis Laregina Cairo-Durham B
Gil Bell Coxsackie-Athens B
C.J. Bianchino Ravena B
Player 7th Team Class
Dante Calderone Broadalbin-Perth B
Damien Fiducia Greenville B
Riley Maddison Hudson Falls B
Ethan Wager Johnstown B
Devin Garland Mechanicville B
Frank Zotto Tamarac B
Class C
Player 1st Team Class
Jon Kempf Hoosick Falls C
Chris Becker Lake George C
Mason Flatley Lake George C
Nate Mannion Maple Hill C
Garrett Delaney Mayfield C
Player 2nd Team Class
Luke VanSlyke Canajoharie C
JayShawn Williams Chatham C
Jarett Williams Granville C
Tristan Williams Hoosick Falls C
Trevon Gifford Mayfield C
Player 3rd Team Class
Zeke Pulliam Berne-Knox C
Keon Armstrong Chatham C
Danny McMahon Hadley-Luzerne C
Max Kipp Hoosick Falls C
Connor Vidnansky Lake George C
Player 4th Team Class
Jaxson Yacowenia Fort Plain C
John Walsh Greenwich C
Rian Jewett Maple Hill C
Brian McNeil Stillwater C
Evan MacDuff Warrensburg C
Player 5th Team Class
Luke Pelchar Lake George C
Tyler Hanrahan Maple Hill C
Shane Helmstadt Schoharie C
Bobby Valigorski Waterford C
Michael Talavera Waterford C
Player 6th Team Class
Kaleb Taylor Chatham C
Josh Oakman Granville C
Isaac Carlo Hoosic Valley C
Alex Leonelli Lake George C
Evan Kulpa Maple Hill C
Player 7th Team Class
Jacob Stahl Duanesburg C
TJ Wilson Granville C
Nick Sumner Granville C
Quinn Pratico  Maple Hill C
Evan Lehr  Mayfield C
Andrew Johns  Middleburgh C
Class D
Player 1st Team Class
Peyton Lufkin Argyle D
Luke Loso Fort Ann D
Bryan Bathrick Germantown D
Clayton Erickson New Lebanon D
Tyler Leon OESJ D
Player 2nd Team Class
Dylan Frost Fort Ann D
Gavon Darfler Hartford D
Anthony Girard North Warren D
Travis Lafountain OESJ D
Jack Brundage OESJ D
Player 3rd Team Class
Sawyer Lunt Fort Ann D
Robbie Eaton Germantown D
Christopher Davis Hawthorne Valley D
T.J. Wadsworth Northville D
Nate Reidell Northville D
Player 4th Team Class
Brendan Wright Fort Ann D
Brandon Harrington Hartford D
Tyler Price New Lebanon D
Tanner Dunkley North Warren D
Jason Ellsworth Northville D
Player 5th Team Class
Caide Flanders Argyle D
Gabe Wood Argyle D
Dan Kellenbenz Germantown D
Lucas Casey Hartford D
Jaedyn Logan-Dillenbeck OESJ D
Player 6th Team Class
Ritchie Jones Fort Ann D
John Drisbow Hawthorne Valley D
Sam Provencher Loudonville Christian D
Reece Bradley North Warren D
Austin Barnao Whitehall D
Player 7th Team Class
Abe Gordons Doane Stuart D
Kyle Jakovic Doane Stuart D
Rick Boyd Heatly D
Darius Moore Heatly D
Noah Rogers Loudonville Christian D


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