USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA New York Boys Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2016-17 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Dwayne “Tiny” Morton, Abraham Lincoln (Brooklyn)
The 22-year veteran guided the Railsplitters to a 31-3 season – unbeaten in New York – and a No. 18 ranking in the USA TODAY’s Super 25. Morton earned his ninth PSAL title as a coach and captured the Class AA Federation Championship for the first time since 2008.
Player of the Year
Isaiah Washington, G, St. Raymond’s (Bronx), 6-1/160, Sr.
New York’s Mr. Basketball turned in a dominant senior season, averaging 26 points and six assists. A University of Minnesota recruit, Washington erupted for a 54-point game this year and became the all-time leading scorer at the historic school.
Dominick Welch, G, Cheektowaga, 6-5/185, Sr.
Welch set the Western New York career scoring record (2,376 career points), averaging 30.4 points and 12.2 rebounds per game as a senior.
Jose Alvarado, G, Christ the King (Middle Village), 6-0/160, Sr.
A Georgia Tech commit, Alvarado averaged 17.9 points, 5.8 assists and 3. 1 steals per contest.
Hameir Wright, F, Albany Academy, 6-8/205, Sr.
The state’s Gatorade Player of the Year also earned MVP honors at the Class A Federation Championships for the second season in a row and finished the year averaging 16.9 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest.
Moses Brown, C, Archbishop Molloy (Queens), 7-1/210, Jr.
Ranked as the No. 6 recruit in the junior class by ESPN, Brown blocked four shots per contest, to go with 20 points and 13 rebounds.
Jeenathan Williams, F, University Prep (Rochester), 6-6/215, Jr.
Nahziah Carter, F, Bishop Kearney (Rochester), 6-6/190, Sr.
Keith Williams, G, Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn), 6-4/190, Sr.
Elijah Buchanan, G, Mount St. Michael (Bronx), 6-3/180, Sr.
Joe Girard III, G, Glens Falls, 6-1/175, So.