Norwich's Michael Sutton named first-team all-state in boys basketball

Norwich's Michael Sutton named first-team all-state in boys basketball

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Norwich's Michael Sutton named first-team all-state in boys basketball

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Norwich senior Michael Sutton is Section 4’s lone first-team selection among all-state boys basketball teams selected by the New York State Sports Writers Association.

Next-best billing behind the Purple Tornado point guard is Elmira Notre Dame junior Darius Garvin, a second-team choice in Class C.

Sutton was the leader of a Norwich squad that closed a 20-1 season — the program’s best in two decades — with an overtime loss to eventual Federation champion Syracuse Westhill in the quarterfinal round of Class B playoffs. Player of the Year in Class B is Westhill junior Jordan Roland, a 23.9-per-game scorer.

Sutton averaged 14.6 points, 5.4 assists and 2.2 steals per game for the Tornado, which finished with a No. 3 state ranking.

C.J. Krowiak, a senior guard who led Section 4 scorers with 25.8 points per game, is a member of the Class AA fourth team. He put up a combined 55 points in state quarterfinal and semifinal games, the latter resulting in a one-point loss to Jamestown that concluded the Tigers’ 17-5 season. Krowiak was a first-team all-state football receiver in the fall.

Krowiak shares fourth-team space with John Schurman, a 6-6 Fayetteville-Manlius marksman who averaged 23 points per game. He’ll play next season for Binghamton University.

Garvin led Elmira Notre Dame to Section 4’s Class C championship, averaging 17.7 points, 4.2 steals and 3.3 assists.

Gabe Shrauger of Whitney Point was a third-team pick in Class B following a season in which he averaged 19.2 points and 11.5 rebounds. Third-team recognition also went to Chandler Benson of sectional Class C runner-up Moravia.

Player of the Year in Class D was Nick Comenale, a 24.4-per-game scorer for New York Mills. His team closed as state champion with a 23-1 record that reflects a loss to Norwich in the Mirabito STOP-DWI Holiday Classic.

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