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03.30.07

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Kyle Downey of Fairport High School is the All-Greater Rochester player of the year.
  • Ht.: 6-2; Wt.: 190; Yr: Junior. Points per game: 23.0. Transformer: Season was a seamless switch from role player to elite performer.
  • Delivered: Averaged 23 points and eight rebounds for state semifinalist and repeat Section V champion Red Raiders (21-5).
  • Mechanics: Quick release and shooting touch led to 54 3-pointers.
  • Radar screen: Fifteen Division I colleges from MAAC, Ivy and Patriot League conferences have shown interest in the A student.


 

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Fairport's Kyle Downey (12) goes in for a layup past Rush-Henrietta's Ozell Franklin in the first half of their game Feb. 7, 2007.

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Fairport's Mark Bruce, right, and a falling Kyle Downey battle for a loose ball with Bishop Maginn's Talor Battle during their Class AA semifinal game Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

 

 

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Fairport's Kyle Downey, left, goes up for a shot against Sweet Home's Eric Schnirel during the state Class AA regional championship at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester on Sunday, March 11, 2007.

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Fairport's Kyle Downey wrestles with Greece Athena's Terrance McCutchen for control of the ball at the Blue Cross Arena on Wednesday, March 7, 2007.


 
 

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Fairport's Kyle Downey takes it to the hoop during a game with Webster Schroeder.

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Bobby Bell of East High School is an All-Greater Rochester player.

# Ht.: 5-10; Wt.: 150; Yr: Junior. Points per game: 18.7. Crazy range: A threat to make shots from unexpected spots on the court with a unique shooting style and pull-up move.
# Chipping in: Averaged 18.7 points, 6.1 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.1 steals in his first season as a go-to-player for East (19-5).
# Step forward: 2006 AGR second-team pick has made 160 3-pointers at the varsity level so far, including nine during a 36-point game against McQuaid this season.
Brian Benson of Greece Athena High School is an All-Greater Rochester player.

# Ht.: 6-7; Wt.: 175; Yr: Junior. Points per game: 14.0. Long: Tallest member of AGR team led the Section V champion Trojans (19-5) in scoring (14 ppg.) and rebounding (10 rpg.).
# With honors: Monroe County Division II Player of the Year made more than 60 percent of his shot from the field and set a Athena single-season record for rebounds.
# Him again?: Opponents will have to deal with his 6-foot, 11-inch wingspan next year during his senior season.

 

Photo by Jen Rynda, Rochester D&C

Photo by Jen Rynda, Rochester D&C

Kevin Borden of Fairport High School is an All-Greater Rochester player.
  • Ht.: 6-2; Wt.: 185; Yr: Senior. Points per game: 15.0. Model: Textbook example of the versatility of Fairport’s players.
  • Double edge: Effective near the basket and a 3-point shooting threat for the state semifinalist and two-time defending Section V champion Red Raiders (21-5).
  • Production: Monroe County All-Star scored 15 points with 7 rebounds and 3 assists per game. Scored 20 points against Rush-Henrietta during the sectional finals.

     
 

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R-H's Lester Carter tries to knock the rebound away from Fairport's Kevin Borden during their battle for the Monroe County championship on Feb. 16, 2007.

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Rush-Henrietta's Ozell Franklin (2) drives to the basket past Fairport's Kevin Borden (24) in the first half Feb. 7, 2007.


 
Ozell Franklin of Rush-Henrietta High School is an All-Greater Rochester player.

# Ht.: 6-2; Wt.: 185; Yr: Senior. Points per game: 16.0. Dual role: Rush-Henrietta coaches not only asked the two-time Monroe County all-star to score but also guard opponents’ top player. More often than not, he delivered.
# Stat line: Averaged 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists for the Royal Comets (20-3). Scored 26 points, with four 3-pointers, 7 rebounds and 3 assists against McQuaid.
# 3-point land: Made 42 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc.

 

Photo by Jen Rynda, Rochester D&C

Photo by Jen Rynda, Rochester D&C

Mike Labanowski of McQuaid Jesuit High School is an All-Greater Rochester player.

# Ht.: 6-2; Wt.: 177; Yr: Senior. Points per game: 16.4. Eagle eye: City-Catholic League All-Star made shots from all over the court, including 45 percent from 3-point range.
# Stamp: Averaged 16.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2.5 steals for McQuaid (13-9). Also 75 percent free-throw shooter.
# Next: 95-average student. Considering attending Johns Hopkins (Md.), Union, University of Rochester or Miami as a mechanical engineering major.
 
Andy Marchand of Charles G. Finney High School is an All-Greater Rochester player.

# Ht.: 5-8; Wt.: 160; Yr: Senior. Points per game: 25.0. In control: Two-time AGR point guard dominated during the postseason, including the Class D state final four weekend.
# Legacy: Led the Falcons (24-3) to back-to-back state titles. Finney is the first local boys team to repeat as state champs in 23 years.
# He scores: Scored 25 points with nine assists per game. A two-time state and sectional tournament MVP. Finney’s all-time leader in points (1,827) and assists (727).
 

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Photo by Jen Rynda, Rochester D&C

Dane Miller of Rush-Henrietta High School is an All-Greater Rochester player.

# Ht.: 6-6; Wt.: 205; Yr: Sophomore. Points per game: 18.0. Big splash: Selected as Monroe County Division I’s co-Player of the Year after his first varsity season with the Royal Comets (20-3).
# Well-rounded: Big man with the ability to pass and dribble almost like a guard averaged 18 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 blocked shots and 3 steals.
# Days ahead: No scholarship offers yet, but Syracuse University, West Virginia, Seton Hall and Buffalo have already shown interest.

 
Terrell Moore of Charlotte High School is an All-Greater Rochester player.

# Ht.: 6-2; Wt.: 220; Yr: Junior. Points per game: 18.0. Anchor: City-Catholic League All-Star forward was the staple of Charlotte’s offense.
# Figures: Scored 18 points with 13 rebounds a game for the Lakesiders (17-8), sectional champions for the first time in 23 years. MVP of the Class BB final.
# Big numbers: Produced 17 statistical double-doubles this season, but also had an unselfish aspect to his game, as he averaged four assists.
 

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Photo by Jen Rynda, Rochester D&C

Joe Reed of Brighton High School is an All-Greater Rochester player.

# Ht.: 6-3; Wt.: 195; Yr: Senior. Points per game: 18.0. Versatile: Monroe County’s Division III Player of the Year gave opponents match-up problems with his ability to drive, shoot and play in the post.
# On the spot: Swingman was the player the Barons turned to in pinches.
# Stat line: Averaged 17.9 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals for the Barons (17-4), a No. 1 sectional tournament seed and division champs.

 
Ricky Reed of Rush-Henrietta High School is an All-Greater Rochester player.

# Ht.: 5-8; Wt.: 165; Yr: Senior. Points per game: 17.3. Flash: Point guard was effective on the break as he used deceptive strength to score.
# By the numbers: Among the leading scorers in Monroe County Division I at 17.3 points per game. Also averaged 7.3 assists.
# Stat-stuffer: League All-Star scored 24 points with 10 assists and 9 steals versus Edison for the Royal Comets (20-3).
# Doubled up: Named to two Section V Class AAA All-Tournament Teams.

 

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Photo by Jen Rynda, Rochester D&C

Anthony Terry of Bishop Kearney High School is an All-Greater Rochester player.

# Ht.: 6-0; Wt.: 160; Yr: Senior. Points per game: 23.0. Heat wave: Two-time AGR guard scored in bunches, 23 points a game for the Kings (12-10), Section V Class B champions. Kearney won two titles with him at point guard.
# Produce: Finished with 1,238 points and was a sectional tournament MVP twice. Averaged 26.5 points during sectionals.
# Future: St. Francis (NY), Niagara, Colgate and Le Moyne are among the colleges that have contacted him.

 
Tomas Vazquez-Simmons of School of the Arts is an All-Greater Rochester player.

# Ht.: 6-7; Wt.: 205; Yr: Senior. Points per game: 14.5. Tough combination: Used height, athleticism and long reach to dominate near the basket for the Silverhawks (13-10).
# In the paint: City-Catholic League All-Star averaged 14.5 points, 13.8 rebounds and 8 blocked shots.
# Upside: Accepted a scholarship from Canisius, which sees all-MAAC potential. A force against Geneva (29 points), McQuaid (16 rebounds) and Charlotte (16 blocks).


 

Photo by Jen Rynda, Rochester D&C

Photo by Jen Rynda, Rochester D&C

Zedrick Wilson of Benjamin Franklin High School is an All-Greater Rochester player.

# Ht.: 6-3; Wt.: 160; Yr: Junior. Points per game: 15.0. Reliable: City-Catholic League All-Star reached double figures in points and rebounds in 16 games.
# Team MVP: Averaged 15 points and 13.4 rebounds for resurgent Franklin (18-5), a Section V Class A finalist. Produced 31 points and 17 rebounds at Marshall.
# Coach says: “He’s so tough on the boards and he dives for loose balls. I wish I had more Zedrick Wilsons,” according to Franklin’s Eddie Lee.


 
D.J. Wing of Aquinas Institute is an All-Greater Rochester player.

# Ht.: 5-8; Wt.: 150; Yr: Senior. Points per game: 7.0. On time: Knack for making a key play at the right moment, whether it was sinking a key shot or grabbing a loose ball.
# Turnaround: Improved his game to help Aquinas (22-2) win the Section V Class A title after a three-win season in 2005-06.
# Beyond numbers: A true point guard, he averaged 7 points and 3.1 assists. The Section V Class A Tournament MVP finished with a very good 2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio.


 

Photo by Jen Rynda, Rochester D&C

Photo by Jen Rynda, Rochester D&C

Scott Fitch of Fairport High School is the All-Greater Rochester coach of the year.

 
 

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Fairport head coach Scott Fitch tries to get his team going against Henninger in the first half Dec. 8, 2006.

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Fairport's Kyle Downey gets his fingers taped by coach Scott Fitch before a game against Webster Schroeder.

 
 

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Fairport head basketball coach Scott Fitch instructs his team in a game against Gates Chili High School at the Blue Cross Arena on March 1, 2006.
 

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