Journal News Westchester/Putnam player of the year Ty Jerome and Rockland player of the year Rickey McGill were among the five local players named first-team when the New York State Sportswriters Association announced its boys basketball all-state teams.
Jerome, a 6-foot-4 junior guard committed to Virginia, averaged 20.0 ppg and 5.9 rpg for 22-6 Iona Prep, which won the first CHSAA Archdiocesan championship in program history this season.
McGill, a 6-foot-2 senior guard signed with Iona, led Rockland in scoring at 23.3 ppg. He guided Spring Valley to a 23-2, including its first Section 1 championship in 19 years, and finished his four-year career as the No. 2-leading scorer in county history.
Jerome (Class AA) and McGill (Class A) were joined as first-team all-state picks by Kennedy’s Elijah Hughes (Class A), Woodlands’ Jamil Gambari (Class B) and Haldane’s Peter Hoffmann (Class C). Both Gambari and Hoffmann were repeat first-team picks in their respective classes.
Jerome was joined on the all-state list by teammates Matt Ryan and Tom Capuano. McGill was joined by teammates Kai Mitchell and Jamarr Joseph. Gambari was one of four Woodlands players selected.
First team: Ty Jerome, Jr., Iona Prep
Second team: Conor McGuinness, Sr., Clarkstown South; Matt Ryan, Sr., Iona Prep
Fourth team: Marco Morency, So., Mount Vernon
Fifth team: Tom Capuano, Sr., Iona Prep
Ninth team: Derrick Felder, Jr., Saunders
10th team: Kylan Guerra, Sr., Stepinac
12th team: Jordan Tucker, So., Stepinac
13th team: Noah Morgan, So., Mount Vernon
14th team: Marlon Taylor, Sr., Mount Vernon
Honorable mention: Cameron Ciero, Sr., Horace Greeley; Mason Dyslin, Sr., Yorktown; Kevin Jefferson, Jr., Suffern; Justin Rivera, Sr., Clarkstown South; Dan Schweitzer, Sr., Arlington; Brendan Sunday, Sr., Arlington.
First team: Elijah Hughes, Jr., Kennedy; Rickey McGill, Sr., Spring Valley
Second team: Kai Mitchell, Sr., Spring Valley
Fifth team: Luke McLaughlin, Sr., Tappan Zee
Eighth team: Andrew Groll, Sr., Byram Hills; Dominick Cristiano, Jr., Kennedy
Honorable mention: Jamarr Joseph, Sr., Spring Valley; Matt Maloney, Sr., Somers; Robert McWilliams, Jr., Tappan Zee; E.J. Smith, Sr., Nyack.
First team: Jamil Gambari, Sr., Woodlands
Third team: Pierre Lys, Sr., Woodlands
Fifth team: Mike Jurzynski, Sr., Masters
Seventh team: Brandon Johnson, Sr., Woodlands; Ross Joseph, Sr., Woodlands
Eighth team: Ryan Basso, Sr., Putnam Valley
10th team: Salim Green, Sr., Rye Country Day
12th team: Kevin Silverberg, Sr., Salesian
Honorable mention: Sean Crowley, Jr., Briarcliff. Teejay Searight, Sr., Croton-Harmon; Kevin Tierney, Sr., Irvington; Vincent Conn, Jr., Rye Country Day; Ricky Hicks, Sr., Harvey; Brandon Randolph, So., Masters.
First team: Peter Hoffmann, Sr., Haldane
Third team: Eli Sierra, Sr., Hamilton
Fifth team: Edmund Fitzgerald, Sr., Haldane
Honorable mention: Jason Barrera, Sr., Hamilton; Jamon Murray, So., Tuckahoe.
Honorable mention: Andre Carthorn, Jr., Clark Academy; Tyrell Johnson, So., Martin Luther King, Jr.; Rahmel Lowden, Sr., Clark Academy.