Five York County boys' basketball players earn all-state honors from Pa. sports writers

York Dispatch
  • Five York County high school boys' basketball players have earned all-state honors.
  • Northeastern's Antonio Rizzuto (5-A) and York Country Day's Jalen Gorham (1-A) earned first-team honors.
  • Northeastern's Fred Mulbah (5-A), York High's Kyree Generett (5-A) and Kennard-Dale's Adam Freese (4-A) were third-team picks.

Five York County boys' basketball players have earned all-state recognition, including a pair of first-team performers.

The Pennsylvania's Sports Writers All-State Boys' Basketball Teams were released Tuesday.

Northeastern's Antonio Rizzuto, left, and Fred Mulbah celebrate after winning a District 3 boys' basketball game this past season. Both Ruzzuto and Mulbah have earned all-state honors. Rizzuto was a first-team pick, while Mulbah was a third-team selection.

Earning first-team honors were Northeastern senior standout Antonio Rizzuto in Class 5-A and York Country Day junior Jalen Gorham in Class 1-A.

Earning third-team honors were York High senior Kyree Generett and Northeastern senior Fred Mulbah in 5-A and Kennard-Dale senior Adam Freese in 4-A.

Rizzuto and Mulbah provided the Bobcats with a backcourt duo that was among the best in the state. The 6-foot, 3-inch Rizzuto, who is headed to play NCAA Division I ball at the University at Albany, averaged 23.4 points per game. He was the leading scorer in the York-Adams League. The 5-9 Mulbah, who will play at the NCAA Division II level for Pitt-Johnstown, pumped in 14.3 points per game.

York Country Day's Jalen Gorham has earned first-team all-state honors in Class 1-A.

Both Bobcats were known for their crowd-pleasing dunking abilities. They also helped Northeastern win back-to-back York-Adams League titles and a District 3 Class 5-A crown in 2017. Northeastern went 58-7 over the past two seasons. Rizzuto was a second-team all-state selection a season ago, while Mulbah made the third team for a second straight season.

The 6-7 Gorham averaged 20.0 points per game for the Greyhounds, who won their third straight District 3 Class 1-A championship by storming back from a 19-point second-half deficit to beat Lancaster Country Day, 61-54. Gorham had 26 points in that game. YCD finished the season at 15-6. Gorham was a third-team all-state pick in 2017.

The 6-1 Generett averaged 21 points per game and helped resurrect a York High program that had struggled a bit in recent years. The Bearcats finished 17-11 overall, including a District 3 5-A runner-up finish. York upset Northeastern in overtime in the district semifinals, 84-80, with Generett pumping in 36 points. Generett was the second-leading scorer in the York-Adams League and is committed to play NCAA Division II ball at Shippensburg University.

York High's Kyree Generett has been named a third-team all-state performer in Class 5-A.

The 6-5 Freese averaged 18.5 points per game for a Kennard-Dale team that enjoyed its best season in more than two decades. The Rams finished 19-9 and earned a state playoff berth, where they lost in the first round to eventual state champion Imhotep Charter. Freese has committed to play at the NCAA Division II level for Stonehill in Easton, Massachusetts.

Kennard-Dale's Adam Freese was a third-team all-state pick in Class 4-A.


Following is the complete list of 2017-18 Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State Boys' Basketball Teams, including each player’s school, height, class and scoring average.


First Team

Eric Dixon, Abington, 6-7 jr, 24.0 ppg

Drew Friberg, State College, 6-7 sr, 20.0 ppg

Lynn Greer III, Roman Catholic, 6-3 so, 15.3 ppg

Seth Lundy, Roman Catholic, 6-6 jr, 16.6 ppg

Naheem McLeod, Plymouth-Whitemarsh, 7-2 jr, 19.5 ppg

Ethan Morton, Butler, 6-6 so, 24.6 ppg

Second Team

Chris Arcidiacono, Neshaminy, 6-3 sr, 26.4 ppg

Allen Betrand, Roman Catholic, 6-3 sr, 14.2 ppg

Amante Britt, Woodland Hills, 5-10 sr, 20.2 ppg

William Jeffress, McDowell, 6-6 fr, 21.2 ppg

Phil Jurkovec, Pine-Richland, 6-5 sr, 16.1 ppg

Khalif Meares, Abraham Lincoln, 6-3 sr, 14.0 ppg

Josh Samec, Hazleton, 6-8 sr, 15.2 ppg

Third Team

Jhamir Brickus, Coatesville, 5-11 so, 19.2 ppg

Wesley Butler, Reading, 6-1, jr, 16.7 ppg

Ed Croswell, Saint Joseph’s Prep, 6-7 sr, 13.5 ppg

Hakim Hart, Roman Catholic, 6-5 jr, 15.1 ppg

Robbie Heath, Abington, 6-2 sr, 18.8 ppg

Darius Kinnel, Saint Joseph’s Prep, 6-0 sr, 16.2 ppg

Jeff Planutis, Hazleton, 6-5 sr, 15.7 ppg

Player of Year: Eric Dixon, Abington

Coach of Year: Matt Griffin, Roman Catholic


First Team

Don’yae Baylor-Carroll, Milton Hershey, 5-9 sr, 23.5 ppg

Robby Carmody, Mars, 6-4 sr, 31.3 ppg

Jackson Danzig, Abington Heights, 6-6 sr, 17.3 ppg

Antonio Rizzuto, Northeastern, 6-3 sr, 23.4 ppg

George Tinsley, Abington Heights, 6-5 jr, 18.2 ppg

Isaiah Wong, Bonner-Prendergast, 6-3 jr, 22.2 ppg

Second Team

Andrew Funk, Archbishop Wood, 6-5 sr, 18.5 ppg

A.J. Hoggard, Archbishop Carroll, 6-3 so, 15.7 ppg

Ajiri Johnson, Bonner-Prendergast, 6-8 sr, 11.1 ppg

Bryce Laskey, Laurel Highlands, 6-4 sr, 33.3 ppg

Tyler Norwood, Penncrest, 5-11 sr, 21.6 ppg

Christian Ray, Haverford School, 6-6 jr, 18.9 ppg

Ryan Smith, Lampeter-Strasburg, 6-10 sr, 20.8 ppg

Third Team

Antwuan Butler, Cardinal O’Hara, 6-1 sr, 18.5 ppg

Kyree Generett, York, 6-1 sr, 21.0 ppg

Tariq Ingraham, Bonner-Prendergast, 6-9 jr, 12.6 ppg

Lashon Lindsey, Meadville, 6-7 jr, 23.1 ppg

Fred Mulbah, Northeastern, 5-9 sr, 14.3 ppg

Tyree Pickron, Archbishop Wood, 6-3 sr, 15.9 ppg

Deuce Turner, Malvern Prep, 6-1 so, 20.5 ppg

Player of Year: Robby Carmody, Mars

Coach of Year: Ken Bianchi, Abington Heights


First Team

Dahmir Bishop, Imhotep Charter, 6-3 jr,

Marcus Hooker, New Castle, 5-11 sr, 16.1 ppg

Patrick Robinson, Conwell-Egan, 6-2 sr, 24.3 ppg

Donta Scott, Imhotep Charter, 6-7 jr, 11.5 ppg

Coletrane Washington, Quaker Valley, 6-5 sr, 21.5 ppg

Ryan Young, Bethlehem Catholic, 6-10 sr, 16.0 ppg

Second Team

Carlos Carter, Indiana, 6-4 sr, 23.3 ppg

Ryan Hughes, Middletown, 6-4 sr, 21.6 ppg

Casey Jack, Berks Catholic, 6-2 jr, 11.3 ppg

Leo O’Boyle, Scranton Prep, 6-8 jr, 20.3 ppg

Justin Paz, Bethlehem Catholic, 5-10 jr, 16.5 ppg

Ethan Porterfield, Sharon, 6-8 jr, 17.4 ppg

Third Team

Imil Britt, Johnstown, 5-7 sr, 19.8 ppg

Eric Esposito, Conwell-Egan, 6-6 sr, 16.1 ppg

Adam Freese, Kennard-Dale, 6-5 sr, 18.5 ppg

Chereef Knox, Imhotep Charter, 6-6 jr

Nate Kreitzer, Nanticoke, 5-9 jr, 19.4 ppg

Nathan Schneider, Saint Marys, 6-1 sr, 25.7 ppg

Player of Year: Donta Scott, Imhotep Charter

Coach of Year: Zach Sarver, Sharon


First Team

Joe Batt, Greenville, 6-2 sr, 20.5 ppg

James Ellis, Westinghouse, 6-11 sr, 21.1 ppg

Sean Good, Trinity, 6-11 sr, 13.6 ppg

Dymir Montague, Neumann-Goretti, 6-3 sr, 14.8 ppg

Cameron Reddish, Westtown, 6-7 sr, 26.6 ppg

Sam Sessoms, Shipley School, 5-9 sr, 28.6 ppg

Second Team

Jalen Gaffney, Westtown, 6-3 jr, 16.5 ppg

Isaiah Graves, Catasauqua, 6-1 sr, 26.1 ppg

Keeno Holmes, Lincoln Park, 6-2 jr, 23.0 ppg

Matt Holsinger, Central Cambria, 6-6 sr, 21.8 ppg

Christian Ings, Neumann-Goretti, 5-10 jr, 11.2 ppg

Marrek Paola, Ligonier Valley, 6-6 jr, 24.3 ppg

Tyler Zimmerman, Richland, 6-2 sr, 14.3 ppg

Third Team

Noah Dillow, Chestnut Ridge, 6-2 sr, 25.3 ppg

Dimitri Gnall, Wyoming Seminary, 6-3 jr, 17.1 ppg

Nick Guadarrama, Perkiomen School, 6-6 sr, 16.9 ppg

Collin Instone, Richland, 6-3 jr, 14.2 ppg

Arion Lewis, Valley Forge Military Academy, 6-2 sr, 21.8 ppg

Sam Parini, Fairview, 6-10 sr, 15.6 ppg

Gerald Ross, Loyalsock, 6-2 jr, 18.1 ppg

Player of Year: Cameron Reddish, Westtown

Coach of Year: Greg Burke, Richland


First Team

John Bol Ajak, Church Farm, 6-10 jr,

Owen Chambers, Coudersport, 6-2 jr, 24.9 ppg

Jordan Holmqvist, Moravian Academy, 6-0 jr, 19.8 ppg

Luke Ruggery, Bishop Guilfoyle, 5-10 jr, 21.1 ppg

Damon Wall, Constitution, 6-0 sr, 17.4 ppg

Isiah Warfield, Sewickley Academy, 6-4 so, 16.0 ppg

Second Team

Tyler Fritz, Marian Catholic, 6-1 so, 22.3 ppg

Patrick Galvin, Holy Cross, 5-10 sr, 13.7 ppg

Keshaun Hammonds, Constitution, 6-1 so, 14.1 ppg

Donovan Johnson, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 6-6 so, 19.0 ppg

Nate Ridgeway, Sewickley Academy, 6-6 jr, 13.0 ppg

Austin Wigley, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 6-2 jr, 14.7 ppg

Third Team

Tre Cunningham, Jeannette, 6-4 sr, 19.5 ppg

Rene Figueroa, Panther Valley, 5-7 jr, 18.6 ppg

Turner Kurt, Cambridge Springs, 6-7 sr, 18.7 ppg

Jahmir Marable-Williams, Constitution, 6-0 sr, 13.9 ppg

Isaiah Smith, Sewickley Academy, 6-2 so, 16.0 ppg

Dante Spadafora, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 5-11 fr, 15.0 ppg

Player of Year: Damon Wall, Constitution

Coach of Year: Al Callejas, Holy Cross


First Team

Maceo Austin, Kennedy Catholic, 6-5 jr, 18.2 ppg

Jalen Gorham, York Country Day, 6-7 jr, 20.0 ppg

Mikeal Jones, Girard College, 6-8 so, 21.5 ppg

Thomas Schultz, Lourdes Regional, 6-5 jr, 20.4 ppg

Oscar Tshiebwe, Kennedy Catholic, 6-10 jr, 21.2 ppg

Second Team

Cameron Collins, Juniata Valley, 5-8 jr, 25.5 ppg

Brady Fyfe, Shade, 6-3 jr, 18.5 ppg

Tristan McDannell, Bishop Carroll, 5-9 so, 15.7 ppg

Zach McDonough, Vincentian, 6-2 sr, 24.1 ppg

Dawson Snyder, Shanksville-Stonycreek, 6-2 jr, 23.3 ppg

Third Team

Tre Charles, Union Area, 5-10 sr, 23.0 ppg

Carson Curry, Plumstead Christian, 6-0 jr, 19.9 ppg

Lyndon Henderson, Monessen, 6-2 jr, 22.0 ppg

John Saxe, Sullivan County, 6-1 sr, 16.0 ppg

Khalil Turner, Sankofa Freedom, 6-6 jr,

Player of Year: Maceo Austin, Kennedy Catholic

Coach of Year: James Sandri, Lourdes Regional