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Saturday / November 18.
  • ZAGSBLOG All-State Team

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    Rosario_use_thisThe Associated Press All-State basketball meeting is Thursday at the Home News Tribune. What happens is a group of sports reporters from  around the state (excluding the Ledger which picks its own team) gathers in a room and hashes out the teams. Basketball is much quicker and easier than football, which features larger teams. Keep in mind that St. Benedict’s and other prep schools are not included in the AP team, so Samardo Samuels and his teammates will not be included here. Obviously, Samuels would be a first-teamer if preps were included. At any rate, here are the ZAGSBLOG All-State teams for 2007-08. Fire away with your comments.

     

     

    FIRST TEAM

     

     

    Ashton Gibbs, Sr. G, Seton Hall Prep

     

     

    23.1 ppg, 113 3-pointers, 5 rpg, 5 apg; All-time leading scorer in school history

     

     

    Mike Rosario, Sr. G, St. Anthony

     

     

    19 ppg, 4 rpg, 2 apg

     

     

    Dexter Strickland, Jr. G, St. Patrick

     

     

    16.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4 apg, 2 spg

     

     

    Tyshawn Taylor, Sr. G, St. Anthony

     

     

    10 ppg; 4 apg

     

     

    Quintrell Thomas, Sr. F, St. Patrick

     

     

    14.7 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 2 spg, 2 bpg

     

     

    Desmond Wade, Sr. G, Linden

     

     

    19.1 ppg, 8.2 apg, 6.1 rpg, 3.8 spg

     

     

     

     

    SECOND TEAM

     

     

     

     

    TJ Dileo, Sr. G, Cinnaminson – 23.9 ppg, 6 rpg

     

     

    Bryan Dougher,  Sr. G, Scotch Plains-Fanwood  – 21.4 ppg, 4 apg

     

     

    Jio Fontan, Sr. G, St. Anthony  – 9 ppg, 6 apg

    Kenneth Ortiz, Jr. G, Science Park – 12.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 4 spg, 4 apg

     

     

    Jordan Theodore, Sr. G, Paterson Catholic – 16.9 ppg, 6.9 apg, 4.1 spg

     

     

    Travon Woodall, Sr. G, St. Anthony – 10 ppg, 3 apg

     

     

    THIRD TEAM

     

     

    Mike Burwell, Sr. G, Cardinal McCarrick

     

     

    Andre Byrdsong, Sr. C, Rancocas Valley – 16.7 ppg

     

     

    Will Campbell, Sr. G, Paul VI – 22.4 ppg

     

     

    Dominic Cheek, Jr. G/F, St. Anthony – 10 ppg

     

     

    Jeff Cullinan, Sr. F, Immaculata – 17 ppg, 8 rpg

     

     

    Bilal Dixon, Sr. C, Queen of Peace- 18.4 ppg, 13.8 rpg, 6.2 bpg

     

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.