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Saturday / April 13.
  • North Carolina pledge R.J. Davis named New York Mr. Basketball

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    North Carolina signee R.J. Davis of Archbishop Stepinac was named New York Mr. Basketball this week.

    The 6-foot-1 Davis averaged 26.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game to lead the Crusaders. He is the first Stepinac player to win the award.

    “Coming into my senior year, I wanted to complete some of my goals and for me to achieve one of the big ones, Mr. Basketball, is something special,” Davis said. “I’m very fortunate and grateful and now there is more work to be done and more accomplishments to tackle.”

    He added: “Not being able to finish my senior year and go out and win a city championship is disappointing, but I’ve had to tell myself why not be happy and satisfied with all the awards I’ve received. Being the all-time leading scorer in Westchester and the first Stepinac player to be a McDonald’s All-American is great.”

    Previous Mr. New York Basketball Award Winners:

    2019 – Joseph Girard III, from Glens Falls HS
    2018 – Savion Lewis- Half Hollow Hills East HS
    2017 – Isaiah Washington, St. Raymond’s HS
    2016 – Kevin Huerter – Shenendehowa HS,
    2015 – Matt Ryan (Iona Prep)
    2014 – Isaiah Whitehead of Lincoln HS
    2013 – Jon Severe (Christ the King HS)
    2012 – Dajuan Coleman (Jamesville-Dewitt High School)
    2011 Co- Jabarie Hinds (Mount Vernon HS)
    2011 Co- Achraf Yacoubou (Long Island Lutheran HS)
    2010 – Tobias Harris (Half Hollow Hills West HS)
    2009 Co- Lance Stephenson (Lincoln HS)
    2009 Co- Brandon Triche (Jamesville-DeWitt HS)
    2008 – Sylven Landesberg (Holy Cross HS)
    2007 -Jonathan Flynn (Niagara Falls HS)
    2006 – Jonathan Mitchell (Mt. Vernon HS)
    2005 – Greg Paulus, (Syracuse Christian Brothers Academy)
    2004 – Sebastian Telfair (Abraham Lincoln HS)
    2003 – Tyler Relph (Rochester McQuaid HS)
    2002 – Jason Fraser (Amityville HS)
    2001 – Julius Hodge (St. Raymond’s HS)
    2000 – Peter Mulligan (St. Raymond’s HS)
    1999 – Leonard Stoke (Buffalo, Turner Carroll HS)
    1998 – Anthony Glover (Rice HS)
    1997 – Elton Brand (Peekskill HS)
    1996 – Willie Dersch (Holy Cross HS)
    1995 – Stephon Marbury (Lincoln HS)
    1994 – Felipe Lopez (Rice HS)
    1993 – Danya Abrams (Hackley School)
    1992 – John Wallace (Greece-Arcadia HS)
    1991 – Terrence Rencher (St. Raymond’s HS)
    1990 – Jamal Mashburn (Cardinal Hayes HS)
    1989 – Kenny Anderson (Archbishop Molloy HS)
    1988 – Malik Sealy (Tolentine HS)
    1987 – Co- Greg Koubek (Shenendehowa HS)
    1987 – Co – King Rice (Binghamton HS)
    1986 – Keith Robinson (Buffalo Cleveland HS)

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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.

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