The 2017-18 New Haven Register All-State Boys Basketball First Team. Capsules by Joe Morelli. Portrait photos by Catherine Avalone. Cover photo by Brian A. Pounds. Video packages produced by Noah Finz, Vantage Sports Network. Cover and web designs by Sean Patrick Bowley.
State Player of the Year
Stats: The senior, 5-foot-9 guard averaged 16.4 PPG, 6.7 APG, 2.6 SPG for the Division I state and SWC tournament champions.
Honors: All-SWC and coaches all-state selection
Up next: Will attend Manhattan.
Coach of the Year
Stats: Led Notre Dame to its first state championship, defeating Sacred Heart in the Division I state final. The Lancers finished 27-0, the only undefeated team. Team also won its second straight South-West Conference tournament title.
Honors: Earned the Swaffield Award from IAABO Board 9 for the second straight season. Coached in the JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic.
Off the court: Former schoolboy star at St. Joseph,where he coached previously before coming to Notre Dame, who went on to play at Providence and then in the CBA, USBL and overseas.
Stats: Senior, 5-foot-9 guard averaged 24.7 points and 7.3 assists for the ECC Tournament and Division III state champions. Holds school records for career points (1,462), assists (681), points in a game (48) and assists in a game (12).
Honors: Two-time ECC First Team selection. ECC Tournament MVP. Selected to play in the JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic and the CHSCA All-Star game. MVP for the Kohs Holiday Tournament.
Off the court: High honors student.
Up next: Will play at Southern New Hampshire next season.
Stats: The 6-foot-3 senior guard averaged 31.5 points, 13 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.3 steals per game. Scored 40 or more points four times. Finished with 1,184 career points, the school’s all-time leader.
Honors: FCIAC Player of the Year. Two-time All-FCIAC First Team selection.
Off the court: High honors student.
Up next: Will play at Cushing Academy next season.
Stats: The 6-foot-4 senior forward averaged 15.2 PPG, 6.4 RPG, for the Division I state and SWC tournament champions. Earned SWC tournament MVP laurels.
Honors: Two-time all-SWC First Team selection.
Up next: Considering Sacred Heart, Iona, Eastern Connecticut and Utica to play at next season.
Stats: The 6-foot-3 senior guard averaged 25.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists for the NVL champions and Division I state finalists.
Honors: Two-time All-State and All-NVL selection. Billy Finn Award recipient for the top player in Waterbury.
Off the court: Volunteers time helping feed the less fortunate.
Up next: Will take a post-graduate year at prep school.
Stats: The 6-foot-1 junior guard averaged 27.4 points for the ECC regular-season champions and Division III tournament quarterfinalists. Finished with 685 points this season.
Honors: All-ECC and coaches all-state selection
Off the court: Also plays the piano.
Stats: The 5-foot-6 junior guard averaged a team-high 20.5 points and 4.8 assists for the SCC tournament champions.
Honors: All-SCC First Team and New Haven County Tap-Off Club selection.
Stats: The 6-foot-3 senior guard Finished season with 618 points, 163 rebounds, 107 assists and 55 steals for the NVL tournament champions and Division I state finalists. Finished with 1,538 career points.
Honors: Three-time NVL pick. Two-time All-State and New Haven County Tap-Off Club selection.
Off the court: High honors student, member of the International Club.
Up Next: Has signed to play at Niagara.
Stats: The senior 6-foot-2 guard averaged 26.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists for the Division II state tournament finalists. Career-high of 47 points against Notre Dame-West Haven. School’s second all-time leading scorer with 1533 points. Also had nine three-pointers in a game.
Honors: SCC Player of the Year. Three-time All-Area, All-SCC and New Haven County Tap-Off Club selection.
Off the court: Member of the Diversity Club and also plays piano.
Up next: Will take a post-graduate year at Williston Northampton.
Stats: The 6-foot-7 senior forward was a two-year captain who averaged 19.0 points and 11.0 rebounds for the CCC tournament champions. Finished with a 77-6 career record.
Honors: All-CCC and coaches all-state selection.
Off the court: Member of the National Honors Society with a 4.6 GPA. Harvard Book Award recipient.
Up next: Considering playing at Delaware, Colgate or Bentley next season.
Stats: The 6-foot-2 senior guard averaged 25 points and 4.0 rebounds per game for the CCC tournament finalists and Division I state semifinalists.
Honors: All-CCC selection. Team MVP. Chosen to play in the CHSCA all-star game.
Off the court: Volunteered at a youth basketball camp.
Up next: Looking at several option to continue playing next season.
Stats: The 5-foot-11 senior guard averaged 14.4 points, 5.2 assists and 3.4 steals for the for the Division I state semifinalists. Scored over 1,000 career points.
Honors: Coaches all-state selection.
Off the court: Volunteers for the Walter Luckett Books to Basketball Foundation.