Tuesday, March 22, 2011

All-State Teams Announced - Boys Basketball


All-State, Player of the Year and Coach of the Year awards for each of the 4 divisions, boys and girls, were announced at the Granite games on Sunday at NHTI. Here are all of the winners on the boys side. I will post all of the girls basketball winners in a separate article. Both write-ups will also include some brief thoughts that I have on the teams. The NH Notebook will also be releasing our own all-state teams in the next week or 2.

In the meantime, here are the 2010-2011 NHIAA boys basketball all-state teams, as voted on by the NHBCO.

NHBCO Division I All-State Basketball Team 2011
COACH of the YEAR: Rob McLaughlin, Salem High School
PLAYER of the YEAR: David Madol, Manchester Memorial High School

1st TEAM
Sr Forward Joe Gallant Salem High School
Sr Forward David Madol Manchester Memorial High School
Sr Forward Connor Green Bishop Guertin High School
Sr Forward Sean McClung Bishop Guertin High School
Sr Center John Wickey Manchester Central High School
So Guard Dimitri Floras Merrimack High School

2nd TEAM
Sr Guard Shomari Morgan Manchester Memorial High School
Sr Guard Kenaan Al-Darraji Dover High School
Sr Guard Caleb Donnelly Alvirne High School
Sr Guard Zach Stevens Trinity High School
Jr Forward Tyler Gendron Merrimack High School
Sr Guard Mike Colby Londonderry High School

HONORABLE MENTION
Sr Guard Brian Cronin Spaulding High School
Jr Guard Anthony Muccioli Nashua South High School
Sr Guard Chad Park Pinkerton Academy
Jr Guard Wol Majong Trinity High School
Sr Forward Jesse Dionne Exeter High School
Jr Guard Gabe LaCount Manchester Central High School
Sr Forward Troy Mansfield Londonderry High School
Jr Forward Anthony Farmer Nashua North High School
Sr Guard Jeff Meisser Salem High School
Sr Forward Morgan Faustino Dover High School
Sr Guard Shaun Munson Winnacunnett High School


NHBCO Division II All-State Basketball Team 2011
COACH of the YEAR: Dan Murray, Milford High School
PLAYER of the YEAR: Steve Spirou, Pelham High School

1st TEAM
Sr Forward Steve Spirou Pelham High School
Sr Guard Jamie Holder Milford High School
Sr Guard Seth Cordts Souhegan High School
Sr Guard Mike O'Loughlin Milford High School
Jr Guard Kamahl Walker Portsmouth High School
Sr Guard Sam Carney Hanover High School

2nd TEAM
So Forward Matt Persons Pembroke Academy
So Guard Dave Hampton Lebanon High School
Fr Guard Pat Welch Pembroke Academy
Jr Guard Babacar Kamara Laconia High School
Sr Forward Mike Mitchell Milford High School
Jr Guard Devin Gilligan Souhegan High School

HONORABLE MENTION
So Guard Rene Maher Pembroke Academy
Jr Forward Skyler Mitchell Coe Brown Northwood
Sr Guard Adam Goodwin Oyster River High School
Sr Guard Joey Maher Bedford High School
Jr Guard Derek DeFranzo Pelham High School
Sr Guard Justin Abbott Merrimack Valley High School
Sr Guard Greg LeBlond John Stark Regional High School
Sr Guard Ryan Lange Goffstown High School
Sr Guard Alex Wageling Goffstown High School
Jr Forward Dan Gorman Hanover High School
Jr Forward Zander Morrill Lebanon High School
Jr Guard Kohl Myers Kingswood Reg. High School


NHBCO Division III All State Basketball Team 2011
Coach of the Year: James Barry, Mascoma Regional High School
Player of the Year: Connor Torrey, Mascoma Regional High School

FIRST TEAM
Sr Center Conner Torrey Mascoma Regional High School
Jr Forward Curtis Arsenault Berlin High School
Sr Center Ezra Hodgson Conant High School
Sr Guard Josh Morgan Campbell High School
Sr Forward Bobby Shatinsky Somersworth High School
Jr Guard Frankie Beane Hopkinton High School

SECOND TEAM
Sr Center Dan Johnson White Mountain Regional
Sr Guard Kevin Paytner Raymond High School
Sr Guard Jed St. Pierre Fall Mountain Regional
Sr Guard Mikey Martel Mascenic Regional
Sr Guard Connor Hill Bow High School
Sr Forward Josh Faber Bow High School

HONORABLE MENTION
Sr Forward Brendon Norton Hillsboro-Deering High School
Jr Forward Cam Blewitt Stevens High School
Sr Forward Tim Perrier Mascoma Valley Regional
Sr Forward Jeremy Michalick Berlin High School
Jr Guard Zack Drouin Prospect Mountain High School
Sr Guard David Gagnon Inter Lakes High School
Sr Guard Eric Michaud Bow High School
So Forward Matt Dean Gilford High School
Jr Guard Joe Morin Raymond High School
Sr Guard Richie Perez Belmont High School


NHBCO Division IV All State Basketball Team 2011
COACH of the YEAR: Jamie Hayes Newmarket High School
PLAYER of the YEAR: Adrian Edgerly Newmarket High School

FIRST TEAM
Sr. Guard Adrian Edgerly Newmarket High School
Sr. Forward Tyler Griffin Colebrook Academy
Jr. Forward Marcus Swedberg Moultonborough Academy
Sr. Center Ben Hill Pittsfield High School
Sr. Guard Anuj Vadalia The Derryfield School
Sr. Center Patrick Cotter Moultoborough Academy

SECOND TEAM
Sr. Forward Jake Clement Lisbon Reg. High School
Jr. Guard Sam Brammer Littleton High School
Jr. Forward Allen Komisarek Profile School
Jr. Guard Brian Brewster Sunapee High School
Sr. Center Steven Heck Wilton-Lyndeborough
Jr. Forward Nathan Smith Groveton High School

HONORABLE MENTION
Jr. Forward Donoven Emerson Pittsfield High School
Sr. Guard Dan Shennett Epping High School
Sr. Guard David Green Portsmouth Christian Acad
Sr. Forward Doug Willey Gorham High School
Sr. Center Barrett Lamp The Derryfield School
Sr. Forward Cayman Belyea Woodsville High School
Sr. Forward Seth Purtell Concord Christian Acad.
Sr. Guard Nick Peters Concord Christian Acad.
Sr. Forward Logan Chase Pittsburg High School
Sr. Guard Tim Luttik Nashua Christian Academy
Sr. Guard Dylan Chase Lisbon Reg. High School


My Take
I will not go on another long-winded rant about how all of these awards should be voted on AFTER the tournament is completely over. I think I've made my stance on that issue pretty clear. In case you missed my article last year, here it is:
http://www.nhnotebook.com/2010/03/hold-phone-on-poy-and-all-state-awards.html

For the most part the selections this year were actually better and more accurate than in years past. A couple of things though that would surely be different if voting were to take place now rather than before the tournament:

-Caleb Donnelly would have made 1st team all-state in D-I over Dimitri Floras

-Lorne Lucas would have been D-III Coach of the Year and his Somersworth team would have had more than 1 all-state player. Matt Fauci and Pat Lavin should have both been AT LEAST honorable mentions in D-III.

-Jake Clement, who led his Lisbon team to the D-IV title isn't a first-teamer? I believe the hip phrase to use in this situation would be, "smh".

-Mike Mitchell definitely belongs on the 1st team in D-II. I know that would be 3 guys from the same team on there, but they all deserve it. The tough part would be deciding which player Mitchell would replace. Spirou obviously is a shoe-in. So who does he replace, Walker, Carney or Cordts? All 3 of them are deserving, but I'll give the nod to the guys who led their teams to UNH. So Carney is the top second-teamer on my ballot while Mitchell gets bumped to first-team.

-And speaking of Milford, how does Kyle Nelson not make the team? I know that would give the Spartans 4 all-staters, but Nelson definitely deserves at least an honorable mention spot.

-I won't comment on any of the Player of the Year selections as of yet. I will wait until I reveal my NH Notebook All-State and POY article to do that. Stay tuned!

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