GameTimePA presents its 2017 boys' basketball all-stars from the YAIAA.
Eli Brooks, Spring Grove, sr., guard
Forget the fact that Brooks is arguably the best player to ever come through York County. His high character as a teammate and person, as well as his ability to take his team to another level, are second to none. Brooks will play high-level, Big Ten college basketball next year at Michigan and comes as advertised. He averaged just under 30 points per game, grabbed 12 rebounds per contest and averaged close to 4 assists. Brooks also hit 89 3-pointers and shot 84 percent from the free-throw line. Defensively, he had 67 steals and 53 blocks on the year. Brooks finished with 2,428 career points, second most in YAIAA boys' history. He scored 901 points in his final season.
D'Andre Davis, York Catholic, jr., guard
Davis goes all out all the time. He plays fast on the wing, is adept at driving to the hoop and is a quality defender. He also plays fearless in the big moment: Davis had a strong performance in the YAIAA championship against Northeastern, and his two big free throws in the Irish's District 3 semifinal against Lancaster Mennonite nearly won the game. Davis averaged 15 points per game this season, along with 4 rebounds and 2 steals per contest.
Melik Martin, York Catholic, sr., center
In short, Martin was the premier interior post player in the YAIAA this season. He was like no other player in the league, standing at an imposing 6-foot-5 and shooting left-handed. He also provided a forceful presence for the Irish offensively, defensively and in the rebounding department, as the team tore through YAIAA Division III. On the year he averaged 16 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals per game. He shot 57 percent from the field and 35 percent from 3-point territory.
Brandon McGlynn, Dallastown, jr., guard
A cerebral player with a high basketball IQ, McGlynn stepped up as a go-to player for the Wildcats. He's crafty on offense and does the little things on defense. He also knocks down free throws at a high rate, hitting at an 80-percent clip from the charity stripe this season. On the year, McGlynn averaged 15 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists per game. He also hit 32 3-pointers while shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc.
Fred Mulbah, Northeastern, jr., guard
As the ultra-athletic Mulbah goes, so goes the Bobcats. That was evident this year, as the team finished with a 30-3 overall record along with YAIAA and District 3 titles. The junior plays free and loose, often with a smile on his face even when the stakes are highest. At 5-foot-9, Mulbah is no stranger to the highlight-reel dunk, and he often out-leaps the opposition for rebounds in traffic. He averaged 16 points, six assists and five rebounds per game this past year. He also averaged five deflections per contest on defense.
Antonio Rizzuto, Northeastern, jr., guard
Rizzuto improved his game this season, particularly on the offensive end of the floor. The junior rounded into form as a lead player on the Bobcats, playing with more aggression than ever before. It seemed once a game Rizzuto would throw down an authoritative dunk in the half-court offense. He also canned more than 100 3-pointers (on close to 45 percent shooting), which ranked atop the YAIAA. For the season, Rizzuto averaged 18 points per game along with six rebounds.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jon Eyster, Northeastern
The Bobcats won the program's first YAIAA and District 3 titles, going 30-3 and reaching the state final four for the first time. They had the most talent in the league, but that guarantees nothing — at the very least, it can create its own set of challenges. In its first year in YAIAA Division I, the Bobcats won the regular-season crown, and Eyster managed all the pressure through a long, grueling season. This award was a no-brainer.
Courtney Batts, Central York
Donovan Catchings, Dallastown
Brandon Coleman, Northeastern
Keith Davis, Dover
Adam Freese, Kennard-Dale
John Wessel, New Oxford
Biglerville: Noah Ayers
Delone Catholic: Evan Brady
Eastern York: Jared Achterberg
Hanover: Hunter Martz
Littlestown: Avery Eyler
New Oxford: Jordin Brown, Ben Lehman
Northeastern: Austin Greene Spring Grove: Austin Panter
West York: Kenton Meckley
William Penn: Jacquez Casiano, Jayden Iturmendi
York Catholic: Andrew Forjan
York County Tech: Terrence Romey
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YAIAA ALL-STAR WEEK
It's YAIAA All-Star Week at GameTimePA.com! Each day, look for a new set of all-stars from the YAIAA winter sports season, both online and in the print edition of the York Daily Record and Hanover Evening Sun. Here's the schedule:
Online now | In YDR April 3 | In Evening Sun April 2
Online now | In YDR April 4 | In Evening Sun April 4
Online now | In YDR April 5 | In Evening Sun April 4
Online now | In YDR April 6 | In Evening Sun April 6
Online now | In YDR April 7 | In Evening Sun April 9
Watch an 87-second timelapse of GameTimePA's YAIAA winter high school all-star photo shoots. Chris Dunn and Jeff Lautenberger, GameTimePA