Echenique averaged 11.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.3 blocks this season to earn All-State honors for a St. Ben’s team that finished 24-1 and ranked No. 2 nationally by USA Today behind No. 1 St. Anthony. He is ranked No. 9 in the Class of 2009 by ESPN. Last summer he led the Venezuelan Junior National Team to a second-place finish in the South American Championships and was named MVP of the tournament. “Not only is Greg a tremendous talent and competitor, he is a very insightful and poised young man,” Hill said. “He also brings the invaluable experience of having played for Dan Hurley, an elite coach at one of the nation’s premier high school programs. The significance of adding players from the nation’s No. 1 and No. 2 ranked high school teams — both of which have been schooled in ‘Hurley basketball’ – is immense.” Mitchell is a former Mr. New York State Basketball who played two seasons at Florida and shot 50 percent from the field after having played for Mount Vernon coach Bob Cimmino, who also coached Rutgers freshman guard Mike Coburn.