MIKE COBURN. MT. VERNON
Kenny Horton, Ossining
One of the most underrated players around guided Ossining to its first playoff victory in 13 seasons. The 6-foot-6 senior, who's headed to Quinnipiac, averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds this season. He routinely played his best in big games, highlighted by 48 points and 23 rebounds in two games against Peekskill and a 32-point, 22-rebound effort against Gorton in the playoffs.
Kevin Jones, Mount Vernon
No player improved more from last season than Jones. The 6-foot-7 junior averaged 21 points and 11.8 rebounds and emerged as a major Division I recruit with his perimeter game. He hit 40 3-pointers for the season, including the game-winner in Mount Vernon's state regional final win over Section 9's Newburgh.
Mookie Jones, Peekskill
There might not be a more recognized athlete in the state next season than Jones, who carried the Red Devils to their third straight state championship and second Federation title in a row. The 6-foot-6 junior averaged 22.6 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks per game and put an exclamation point on a brilliant season with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the Federation final.
Sean Kilpatrick, White Plains
One of the most impressive seasons White Plains has seen in a decade was highlighted by the exceptional play of its star 6-foot-4 junior. Kilpatrick averaged 18 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, leading the Tigers to a 21-3 record. Kilpatrick scored 25 points in White Plains' first win over Mount Vernon in six seasons.
Lou Panzanaro, Peekskill
Panzanaro led his team to a Class A Federation title for the second year in a row and takes home back-to-back coach of the year honors for doing so. This year's title was far more impressive considering the Red Devils graduated four starters and two key reserves
Player School Year Position
Melquan Bolding Jr. Stepinac Guard/Forward
Jamell Cromartie Sr. White Plains Guard
Tony Taylor Jr. Stepinac Guard
Elliot Watson Jr. Peekskill Forward
Sherrod Wright So. Mount Vernon Forward