Dylan Powers, who led the Moravia boys basketball team to the Class C state semifinals, was named first-team all-state by the New York State Sportswriters Association on Thursday.
Powers, a senior who is bound for SUNY Cortland to play baseball, averaged 17.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.5 steals per contest for the Blue Devils, who finished 21-3 and won their third Section 4 title in four years. Powers was named Elite 10 Boys Player of the Year by the staffs of The Ithaca Journal, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin and Elmira Star-Gazette.
A 6-foot-3 forward, Powers finished third in Moravia history with 1,080 points in his four-year varsity career, and contributed to nine championships as the Blue Devils captured division, conference and sectional titles three times apiece.
Powers, also the quarterback for the Moravia football team, was joined on the all-state Class C first team by Player of the Year Joel Wincowski (27.3 ppg.), a 6-2 sophomore from Lake George, which defeated Moravia in the state semifinals. Other first-teamers, all seniors, include Carson Murphy of Mohawk (Sect. 3), Jared Thornton of Batavia Notre Dame (Sect. 5), Zed Williams of Silver Creek (Sect. 6) and Justin Cooper of Pine Plains (Sect. 9).
Darius Garvin, a 6-1 sophomore from Elmira Notre Dame, made the Class C third team, while Watkins Glen senior Jesse Teeter was a fourth-team pick. Earning honorable mention were Morgan Shutter and Tom Peckham of Odessa-Montour and 6-7 junior center Chandler Benson of Moravia.
In Class D, Jeff Contri of Marathon was a third-team all-state selection. Contri, a 6-3 senior, averaged 14.6 points for an Olympians team that was sub-.500 during the regular season but ended up winning the sectional title as the No. 10 seed. Marathon fell to Section 3 champ New York Mills in the state quarterfinals.
In Class AA, Binghamton senior KJ Rose earned fifth-team honors, while Union-Endicott junior C.J. Krowiak was an honorable mention. Maine-Endwell 6-5 junior Kyle Gallagher was a seventh-team pick in Class A, while teammate Jake Sinicki was an honorable mention.