11 Former New York HS Basketball Players Enjoy Solid College Games


Who said New York high school hoops is on the decline?

The 11 ex-NY high school basketball players below performed well, scoring double digits in various Division I college hoops games during the week. 

Kofi Cockburn (Christ the King) buried 19 points, grabbed six rebounds, and added a block and a steal, while Andre Curbelo (Long Island Lutheran) dropped in 14 points, collected four boards, and made three thefts in an Illinois’ 81-78 loss to Missouri Saturday. 

Allan Griffin (Archbishop Stepinac) drained 19 points, including a six-of-nine performance from three-point land in Syracuse’s 101-63 win over Boston College Saturday. 

North Carolina’s RJ Davis (Archbishop Stepinac) scored 12 points and dished out eight assists in 93-80 defeat to Iowa on Tuesday.

Stony Brook’s Frankie Policelli (Long Island Lutheran) finished with a team-high 16 points in the 72-67 loss to Hofstra Wednesday night.

Senior guard Jose Alvarado (Christ the King) poured in a game-best 24 points in guiding Georgia Tech over Nebraska, 75-64, in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge matchup on Wednesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Ryan Meyers (Christ the King) punched in a team-high 14 points in Iona’s 67-52 defeat to Fairfield Saturday night on the road.

Julian Champagnie (Bishop Loughlin) had perhaps one of the best games of the week on the list, scoring a team-leading 24 points, on 10-19 shooting, in a 77-68 St. John’s loss to Seton Hall on Friday. He adding six rebounds and three blocks in the defeat.

In the same game, Rasheem Dunn (Thomas Jefferson) chipped in with 10 points in his first appearance since suffering a concussion in the Red Storm’s season opener on Nov. 25.

Sophomore Michael Green III (Mount St. Michael Academy) drained a career-high 24 points and added six boards as the Bryant University men’s basketball team pulled off an 81-72 comeback victory over Stony Brook Saturday afternoon at the Chace Athletic Center.

Junior Marcus Hammond (Cardozo High School) scored a team-best 15 points while adding five boards in a Niagara 53-49 loss to St. Peter’s Saturday in Jersey City, NJ.

— Jerry Del Priore

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