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Friday / January 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.






    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










    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






    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.